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Work at the forefront of medical research

Biomedical science helps society through applying new scientific knowledge to medicine and healthcare.

Pursuing this vibrant, relevant and topical area of study, you'll gain an understanding of health and the methods for diagnosing and treating disease.

You'll be equipped with comprehensive knowledge and skills in the fundamental sciences relevant to modern medicine such as biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, microbiology, molecular biology and physiology. You'll also study the more medically and clinically-oriented courses such as anatomy, clinical pathology, immunology, infectious disease, neuroscience and pharmacology.

You'll be starting your preparation for a career in biomedical sciences largely through hands-on, laboratory-based training.

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Study biomedical science and medical science at Griffith

Educating and training tomorrow's scientists, educators and health professionals

Griffith has an impressive reputation in the biomedical sciences. Australia's first Bachelor of Biomedical Science was designed and taught at our Nathan campus in 1991 as a specialist pre-medical degree. Based on more than two decades of expertise in designing programs and teaching in the biomedical sciences, our flexible suite of degrees delivers proven pathways to graduate medicine, biomedical research, the allied health professions and a wide range of other careers including medical diagnostics.

As a Griffith biomedical graduate, your core knowledge and work-ready practical skills will be highly regarded, throughout Australia and internationally by medical schools, hospitals, allied health professions, medical research institutes, government research organisations, pathology, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.

You'll learn from internationally recognised teachers and researchers, leaders in their field who are approachable, enthusiastic educators. You'll benefit from a personalised approach that puts the emphasis on developing your knowledge and skills for academic and professional success.

You'll have opportunities to take part in research projects and professional development activities in world-class environments.

You'll also have the advantage of peer mentoring programs and student and staff social networks, helping you develop as a valued member of the Griffith biomedical community.

2019 Outstanding Alumnus Award Winner: Dr Barry Kirby

Dr Barry Kirby AO was 40 years old and working as a carpenter in Papua New Guinea (PNG) when he witnessed a traumatic incident that resulted in the death of a woman in labour. It changed the course of his career. In that moment he decided PNG needed doctors more than carpenters. He enrolled in a Bachelor of Biomedical Science at Griffith University, which set him on the path to becoming a doctor. Now, he’s a rural GP in PNG, dedicated to saving women’s lives.

Etelini Roberts

Bachelor of Biomedical Science

Bachelor of Biomedical Science student Etelini Roberts is aiming to fulfil her dream of becoming a doctor and is happy that she has begun her career pathway at Griffith. Now in the second year of her degree, Etelini, who is thinking about a career in paediatrics, is aiming to convert to the Doctor of Medicine by next year. ‘At the moment, I am really loving the Biomedical Science program as it is so hands-on and immersive in the anatomy environment. I am a very visual person in my learning style, so it’s great that we have so much practical experience which helps in really embedding the information. The lecturers at Griffith are really helpful and patient in explaining things too.’

Etelini Roberts

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Career outcomes

Gain the skills to embark on a scientific career

The career options for Griffith graduates are varied

Your sought after skill set translates into excellent employment prospects in the real life settings where today's science graduates work, here and overseas, including:

  • Hospitals
  • Health departments
  • Medical research institutes
  • University and government research organisations
  • Pharmaceutical, diagnostic, biotechnology and other health-related industries

For a career in medical research, a biomedical science degree with honours and in accelerated mode will give you a head start.

If you choose to pursue further study, you'll be well placed to apply for our graduate entry medical degree, the Doctor of Medicine; or you may opt to continue with postgraduate research or coursework study.

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Monday 24 February — Monday 24 February

Trimester 1: Teaching and exams

Includes study and exam period from Thursday 28 May to Friday 6 June.

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Monday 11 May — Thursday 14 May

Mature Student Open Evenings

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Wednesday 13 May — Thursday 14 May

Gold Coast Careers Festival - CANCELLED

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Monday 22 June — Wednesday 24 June

Trimester 2: Orientation

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Monday 29 June — Saturday 10 October

Trimester 2: Teaching and exams

Includes study and exam period from Thursday 1 October to Saturday 10 October.

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Saturday 18 July — Sunday 19 July

Tertiary Studies Expo (TSXPO)

TSXPO is for anyone considering further study. Talk to our academic and professional staff about our degrees, flexible study options, admission pathways, how to apply, scholarships and support services. Entry is free.

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Tuesday 21 July — Tuesday 21 July

Sunshine Coast Daily Careers Expo

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Monday 3 August — Monday 3 August

Townsville Careers Expo

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Sunday 9 August — Sunday 9 August

Open Day

On Open Day, you’ll find general information about all our degrees at each campus, as well as essential information about student support services, admissions, scholarships and postgraduate studies. It’s a great time to get to know our campuses, experience life at Griffith, explore your study options and find the information you need to make a decision about your future.

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Thursday 27 August — Thursday 27 August

Cairns Youth and Careers Expo

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Monday 14 September — Thursday 17 September

Mature Student Open Evenings

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Friday 9 October — Saturday 10 October

Brisbane Careers and Employment Expo

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Monday 19 October — Friday 23 October

Trimester 3: Orientation

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