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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.

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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

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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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Monday 28 October — Saturday 15 February

Trimester 3: Teaching and exams

Includes study and exam period from Monday 3 February to Saturday 15 February.

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Tuesday 28 January — Thursday 30 January

Mature Student Open Evenings

No matter whether you’re returning to university after a few years off, starting study for the first time or looking for a postgraduate degree to further your career, we can help you find the right study path.

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Monday 17 February — Friday 21 February

Trimester 1: Orientation

Get the right start and find out everything you need to know about starting at Griffith.

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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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Friday 8 May — Saturday 9 May

Brisbane Careers and Employment Expo

Visit the Griffith University stand at the Brisbane Careers and Employment Expo to talk to our expert advisers about your study goals, life at Griffith, online study options and more.

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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

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Thursday 21 May — Thursday 21 May

Cairns Youth and Careers Expo

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Monday 22 June — Wednesday 24 June

Trimester 2: Orientation

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Monday 29 June — Saturday 10 October

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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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Monday 14 September — Thursday 17 September

Mature Student Open Evenings

No matter whether you’re returning to university after a few years off, starting study for the first time or looking for a postgraduate degree to further your career, we can help you find the right study path.

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Monday 19 October — Friday 23 October

Trimester 3: Orientation

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Saturday 12 December — Thursday 17 December

Explore your options

If your OP or ATAR result changes your direction, chat online with our expert study advisers to explore your study options. Find out about admissions pathways, entry requirements and changing your preferences.

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