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  • Objectives
    Deakin's Bachelor of Biomedical Science concerns the molecular and cellular basis of normal human biology and disease processes. The course is a vibrant, relevant and topical program and is delivered through a partnership between the Faculty of Science and Technology and the Faculty of Health, Medicine, Nursing and Behavioural Sciences. This multidisciplinary approach enables you to learn about your chosen fields of study from both scientific and health perspectives. You can study major sequences in areas of Health Science, Nutrition and Exercise Science, Cell and Molecular Biology and Biotechnology. See below for which major sequences are offered at which campus. The course comprises core areas of study in a broad range of topics including Cells, Genes and Diversity, Biochemistry, Anatomy and Physiology, Biochemical Metabolism, Molecular Basis of Disease and Medical Microbiology and Immunology. You will also complete a professional practice unit involving an experiential learning component which will allow you to apply and consolidate knowledge gained in your course, experience workplace culture and workplaces practices, explore career options and develop a professional network.
  • Entry requirements
    General admission requirements for entry into undergraduate courses for international students at Deakin are summarised in the undergraduate admission requirements table. Some courses may have additional entry requirements. Students must also meet the undergraduate English language requirements.
  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of Biomedical Science (International Students)
  • Course description
    Fees and charges
    Fee paying place - International (IFP)
    A Fee paying place is one for which the university does not receive any government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.

    Fees for international students apply to persons living in Australia with Temporary Resident status, provided that there is no limitation on study and persons living abroad who are not Australian citizens and do not have Permanent Resident status in Australia.

    Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
    EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study.

    * The 'indicative annual course fee' cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2009, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
    The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines
    Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
    Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on 'indicative course fees' to calculate the total future cost of their course.

    Career opportunities
    As a graduate of Deakin's Bachelor of Biomedical Science you will be able to enter a vast range of health-related industries including medical research, genetic engineering, the pharmaceutical industry, pharmaceutical/medical sales and laboratory technology. You can also advance to honours or postgraduate studies, either in more specialised areas of biomedical science (which will enhance your professional development as a scientist), or in other disciplines (which will compliment your scientific training and broaden your career opportunities).

    Course rules
    All students in the Bachelor of Biomedical Science must complete a core structure of 16 units including a professional practice unit. Students can specialise by undertaking a major in Health Science; Nutrition and Exercise Science; Cell and Molecular Biology; or Biotechnology; or can undertake up to 8 credit points of general studies. Depending on their major, students select a professional practice unit involving an experiential learning component in a health practice; in a biomedical/medical laboratory; the biotechnology industry; or an approved alternative.

    All students are required to complete at least one wholly online unit.

    Major sequences
    Health Science (B, G) Nutrition and Exercise Science (B, G)
    Cell and Molecular Biology (B) Biotechnology (G)

    Course structure

    Year 1

    Trimester 1

    SBB111 Cells, Genes and Diversity  

    HBS109 Human Structure and Function  

    SBC131 Principles of Chemistry  

    Level 1 course-grouped unit^

    SBS010 Laboratory Safety Induction Program  *

    * SBS010 is a compulsory 0-credit point unit.


    Trimester 2

    SBB110 Human Heredity  

    SBB141 Introduction to Biomedical Science  

    SBC152 Chemistry of Life  

    Level 1 course-grouped unit^


    Year 2

    Semester 1

    SBB211 Principles of Physiology  

    SBB212 Biochemistry  

    plus two elective units


    Trimester 2

    SBB221 Anatomy and Physiology  

    SBB222 Biochemical Metabolism  

    plus two elective units


    Year 3

    Trimester 1

    SBB346 Molecular Basis of Disease  
    Plus two/three elective units#


    Trimester 2

    SBB390 Professional Practice in Bioscience  

    SBB334 Medical Microbiology and Immunology  

    Plus one/two elective units#


    Wholly Online Unit

    Choose one of:

    SBC312 Toxicology  

    HBS300 Ethics: Frameworks and Decisions  

    SBB351 Physiology of Disease  


    # Number of electives undertaken is dependant upon the semester in which the wholly online unit is underatken.


    ^ Level 1 course-grouped units

    Choose units from the following:

    SEP101 Physics 1A  

    SEP122 Physics for the Life Sciences  

    HSE102 Functional Human Anatomy  

    HBS108 Health Information and Data  

    HBS107 Understanding Health  

    HBS110 Health Behaviour  


    Admission requirements - general
    General admission requirements for entry into undergraduate courses for international students at Deakin are summarised in the undergraduate admission requirements table (194kb).
    Some courses may have additional entry requirements.
    Students must also meet the undergraduate English language requirements.

    Advanced standing - general
    If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for advanced standing. You will need to provide your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your advanced standing.
    Your advanced standing is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.

    You can also refer to the Advanced Standing System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.

    How to apply

        * Applicant Portal: Use our online application system to submit and track your application now.
        * Apply through a Deakin International office: Fill out an application form and submit it to a Deakin International office.
        * Apply through a Deakin representative: Take your application form to your preferred agent for assistance.

    Tracking your application:
    If you have already applied and wish to enquire about your application please refer to the relevant area through which you originally applied.

        * If you applied online, log back into the Applicant Portal using your username and password.
        * If you applied through a Deakin representative please contact your representative.
        * If you applied through a Deakin International office please contact that office.


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