Is biomedical science for you?
If you have enjoyed subjects such as biology, physics, chemistry or mathematics and have an inquiring mind and really like to find out how things work, and then think about a degree in biomedical science. Graduates are trained in basic knowledge of the structure and function of living organisms with particular focus on the human. Using this knowledge, together with problem solving skills, critical reasoning and scientific methods taught in the program, the graduate is well prepared to collaborate on scientific investigations of human structure and function in health and disease at a molecular, cellular and whole systems level.
Why study with us?
Biomedical science at the University of Newcastle focuses on gaining the knowledge and skills to become high level researchers in a wide range of biomedical fields. Graduates also qualify for entry into a range of graduate health professional programs such as pharmacy and medicine where they can become registered health care practitioners.
During the degree you will study a wide range of topics including human anatomy and physiology, pharmacology and the analysis of drug actions, bioinformatics, human genetics, genetic engineering, immunology, bacteriology, virology and all aspects of cell biochemistry. In the third year of the degree you have the opportunity to participate in the design and implementation of a research project or go on an overseas exchange.