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The School of Environment and Science on Griffith University's Brisbane (Nathan) campus offers distinctive undergraduate degrees covering the practice of biomolecular and biomedical science and medical diagnostics.

It also offers specialist postgraduate studies and research opportunities across a wide range of medical research fields.

The School of Natural Sciences has long been recognised as having some of Griffith's best teachers and innovative programs to ensure students reach their potential.

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 at Griffith

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.

As a student you will enjoy access to state of the art teaching and research facilities. Typical of these are the new $150 million 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.

5-Star Rated

Science at Griffith has rated 5-stars for Educational Experience, Teaching Quality and Student Support by the Good Universities Guide 2018, a leading independent provider of high-quality education and career information.

You will also have access to teachers and researchers who are recognised nationally and internationally as leaders in their field who are approachable, enthusiastic educators. You will enjoy a personalised approach to learning with the emphasis on developing the knowledge and skills for academic and professional success.

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.

Etelini Roberts

Bachelor of Medical Science

Bachelor of Medical 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. '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'.

Talina Bayeleva


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

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Career outcomes

The Griffith Bachelor of Biomedical Science programs provide proven pathways to graduate medicine, biomedical research, the allied health professions and a wide range of other careers

You may also choose to enrol in one of Griffith's postgraduate coursework masters programs that provide professional training for careers such as:

  • clinical physiologist
  • clinical microbiologist
  • dietician
  • biomedical research scientist

Numerous graduates have undertaken postgraduate medicine to become medical practitioners, specialists and medical educators. Others have gone on to be leaders in the allied health professions, in biomedical research institutes and in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. Griffith Biomedical Science graduates are very highly regarded throughout Australia and overseas by:

  • Medical schools
  • Medical research institutes
  • Hospitals (clinical departments)
  • Co-operative research centres
  • Universities and other education institutions
  • Health, medical and pathology companies
  • Government agencies
  • Scientific commercialisation companies
  • Patent law (intellectual property) firms
  • Government research organisations
  • Museums and science education centres
  • Pharmaceutical, diagnostic and biotechnology companies

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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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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


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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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