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Be at the forefront of health research

Biomedical science helps society through applying new scientific knowledge to medicine and healthcare. In this degree, you will gain an understanding of health and the methods for diagnosing and treating disease.

You’ll receive excellent training for entry into the Doctor of Medicine#. You’ll develop knowledge and skills in the biological and clinical sciences and understand how they can be applied to medicine, biomedical research and healthcare services.

Priority access for rural students

Be part of the next generation of healthcare professionals who understand the issues facing rural communities. Commonwealth supported places are set aside for rural students in medicine, medical science and dentistry.

Study biomedical science and medical science at Griffith

Proven experience

Griffith University has a proud history in the biomedical sciences, with Australia’s first Bachelor of Biomedical Science offered at Brisbane's 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 provide you with choice and proven pathways to graduate medicine, biomedical research, the allied health professions and a wide range of other careers including medical diagnostics.

Amazing research opportunities

As a student you will enjoy access to state of the art teaching and research facilities. Like our purpose-built Griffith Health Centre, co-located with the new Gold Coast Hospital and the Eskitis Institute for Cell and Molecular Therapies at the Nathan campus. Access to such facilities provides you with opportunities to participate in research, projects and professional development activities in world class environments and will provide pathways to employment upon graduation.

Learn from leading researchers

Throughout your degree you will be taught by leading Australian researchers who are developing scientific solutions to global challenges. You will also enjoy access to peer mentoring programs and student and staff social networks making you feel a member of the Griffith biomedical community.

5-Star Rated

Science at Griffith is rated 5-stars for Educational Experience and Teaching Quality by the Good Universities Guide 2020, a leading independent provider of high-quality education and career information.

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

'I really loved 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 had so much practical experience which helped in really embedding the information'.

Etelini Roberts

Scholarships

We offer a range of scholarships for new and continuing students.

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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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Life at Griffith

You can gain more than just a degree at Griffith. With plenty of opportunities to balance life and study, you can make memories and mates to last a lifetime.

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Key dates

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Monday 8 March — Saturday 19 June

Trimester 1

Our first teaching trimester starts on Monday 8 March 2021 . Trimester 1 examinations run from Thursday 10 to Saturday 19 June.

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Thursday 6 May — Saturday 8 May

Gold Coast Careers and Employment Festival

Tuesday 18 May — Tuesday 18 May

Mature Student Open Evening - Online

Wednesday 19 May — Wednesday 19 May

Mature Student Open Evening - Nathan Campus

Thursday 20 May — Thursday 20 May

Mature Student Open Evening - Gold Coast Campus

Friday 21 May — Saturday 22 May

Brisbane Careers and Employment Expo

Saturday 17 July — Sunday 18 July

TSXPO

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Monday 19 July — Saturday 30 October

Trimester 2

Our second teaching trimester starts on Monday 19 July. Trimester 2 examinations run from Saturday 21 to Saturday 30 October.

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Tuesday 20 July — Tuesday 20 July

Sunshine Coast Careers and Employment Expo

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Friday 23 July — Sunday 25 July

Melbourne Careers and Employment Expo

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Sunday 8 August — Sunday 8 August

Open Day

Gold Coast, Nathan and South Bank campuses

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Monday 13 September — Monday 13 September

Mature Student Open Evening - Online

Wednesday 15 September — Wednesday 15 September

Mature Student Open Evening - Nathan Campus

Thursday 16 September — Thursday 16 September

Mature Student Open Evening - Gold Coast Campus

Friday 17 December — Thursday 23 December

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