The University of Melbourne
The University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Biomedicine

Bachelor Degree

Course description

Duration

duration

3 yrs

Study mode

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On-campus

Next start date

date

September

Student rating

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3.8(17)
This program prepares students for the challenges of healthcare delivery and biomedical research. It opens up a range of pathways into graduate health programs, as well as other graduate coursework and specialised graduate research degrees. The degree is designed to enable students to develop extensive knowledge and understanding of the normal structure and function of the human body, and to explore the determinants of human disease. Students will acquire fundamental skills in critical thinking, problem solving, the analysis of evidence, and communication. Graduates of the Bachelor of Biomedicine will provide innovative healthcare solutions and play leading roles in resolving health and ageing issues and the management of chronic diseases.

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Parkville

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3 yrs

6 yrs

September

Course details

Entry requirements
Year 12 (senior secondary certificate)
Location
VIC
Next start date
September
Duration
3 yrs
Study mode
On-campus
Education institution
The University of Melbourne
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Student reviews of Biological Sciences courses
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Student review published August 2018
CourseBachelor of Biomedicine
Completion date2016
Study modeOn-campus
The Bachelor of Biomedicine was very challenging and dry in the first year- (physics/calculus/chemistry), however I really enjoyed year 2 and 3 where subjects became more ‘health and disease’ focused. I loved the opportunity to do the wet labs in anatomy- that felt like such a privilege and I learnt so much through the hands on learning. I loved being able to complete breadth subjects, these gave me the opportunity to explore my other interests such as art/drawing (which I completed at the VCA) and French language. I ended up completing a Masters of Speech Pathology at Melbourne University after Biomedicine. I now work at a major public hospital in Melbourne in Head and Neck Surgery. My background in Biomedicine gave me an excellent foundation in health and medicine which has given me an advantage now that I am working in that field.
Student review published August 2018
CourseBachelor of Biomedicine
Completion date2013
Study modeOn-campus
The course was as a challenging introduction in biomedicine and will prepare students well for a future aspiration to study Medicine. It is important to understand what sort of qualification the Bachelor of Biomedicine will give a student, Ie. Further study including an honours, masters or PhD is required for employment. Conversely, the course serves as a undergraduate degree relevant to pursue post graduate Medicine.
Student review published July 2018
CourseBachelor of Biomedicine
Completion dateN/A
Study modeOn-campus
The course was well planned and covered all the subjects that needed to be undertaken in order to apply for medicine, however since Melbourne has adapted the American way of teaching by including breadth subject I felt that the money and time spent on the breadth subjects could’ve been spent on relevant extracullicilar activities and projects instead. Also as an international student I found th tuition fee for each subject to be unreasonably high but that applies to all universities in Australia.
Student review published July 2018
CourseBachelor of Biomedicine
Completion date2017
Study modeOn-campus
Personally, I felt that the course contents were really good, it teaches you a lot of theory which is very interesting. The teaching staff are nice and knowledgeable. Only problem I had with this course is the lack of practicality, there wasn't much exposure to actual lab work and even if there were, they were usually guided, which meant that students weren't exactly allowed to learn and think on their own. Instructions were printed and I even had tutors forge data for certain lab reports when our results weren't as perfect as they wished. Job prospects after this bachelor's aren't very bright - it's an extremely general degree so if you don't plan on going into postgraduate courses such as medicine, dentistry, nursing etc, you'd be better off doing other degrees like pharmacy, or even commerce.
Student review published July 2018
CourseBachelor of Biomedicine
Completion date2017
Study modeOn-campus
Compare to Bachelor of Science, this degree restricts the scope that you could explore into, whether if it is something you find interesting, or you are not sure about what field to go into depth with in the future. Other than those compulsory subjects and restrictions, there is no much difference to the Bachelor of Science.
Student review published July 2018
CourseBachelor of Biomedicine
Completion date2016
Study modeOn-campus
I have done both a degree at the University of Melbourne and Monash University - earlier degree being from Melbourne, so I can compare the two. The teaching quality is definitely higher at Monash. There are many practice questions, online modules, and links to animations that help clarify concepts. Plus, the lecturers and the unit coordinators do look out for their students and many wishes students to do well. The teaching staff at Melbourne do not care much. On the surface, they offer their office hours to make themselves look accessible but many lecturers I have come across are intimidating as if they are implying "why are you here". Melbourne's teaching staff is mostly highly-profiled researchers in their fields. They may be able to conduct excellent research, but they cannot teach. Some subjects at Melbourne are taught by various lecturers, with some being guest lecturers. These subjects really lacked continuity, but at Monash, they actively try to avoid this problem. I would strongly discourage students from doing Honours at this University. Most labs were hostile to students and impeded students' growth by intimidating them. I was blinded by the prestige that the University of Melbourne once had. If I went back, I would have studied at Monash. With the recent infrastructure upgrade, Monash is a more pleasant place to study.
Student review published July 2018
CourseBachelor of Biomedicine
Completion dateN/A
Study modeBlended
The Bachelor of Biomedicine is a fast-paced but well-constructed course for those who want to pursue a career in the medical field. I would recommend it to students who have a good work ethic and good motivation as it can be gruelling at times. The value is in the experience as well as the knowledge learnt!
Student review published July 2018
CourseBachelor of Biomedicine
Completion date2017
Study modeOn-campus
I majored in immunology and found the staff to be absolutely phenomenal. The course in general has highs and lows but I feel as though it really prepared me for the MD at Melbourne, and has adequately prepared me for a career in science.
Student review published July 2018
CourseBachelor of Biomedicine
Completion date2017
Study modeOn-campus
It is a good course overall. Prepared me to face the very competitive post graduate courses. Excellent choices for career in research. Overall enjoyed the course and glad that I did it.
Student review published May 2018
CourseBachelor of Biomedicine
Completion date2014
Study modeOn-campus
There is a LOT of content in the course, and it's very broad. Unless you intend to continue to graduate study (mainly medicine, perhaps optometry, physiotherapy etc) then find a degree that will leave you qualified enough to walk into a proper job upon completion. Even with optometry, you would be best to study the degree at Deakin and save yourself the HECS fee. I ended up studying Pharmacy, and it's far more rewarding in a practical sense than my undergraduate degree from Melbourne was.
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Entry requirements

Year 12; Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English/English Language/Literature or at least 30 in EAL; and a study score of at least 25 in Chemistry; and a study score of at least 25 in one of Mathematical Methods (CAS) or Specialist Mathematics.

Course content

This program covers:

  • Biochemistry and molecular biology
  • Bioengineering systems
  • Biotechnology
  • Cell and developmental biology
  • Genetics
  • Health informatics
  • Human structure and function
  • Immunology
  • Microbiology and immunology
  • Neuroscience
  • Pathology
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiology
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