Bond University Biomedical Science

The Bachelor of Biomedical Science is a 2-year accelerated degree that provides you with the ideal undergraduate foundation for a career in the health sciences. The program develops your knowledge in the molecular, cellular, anatomical, and physiological processes of the human body and prepares you for graduate-entry programs such as medicine and the allied health professions.

ModeOn-Campus and Remote
Due to current travel restrictions, this program will temporarily be delivered using a mixture of on-campus, remote and multi-modal classes to support and engage all students, from all parts of the world. 
Duration6 semesters (2 years)
Starting semestersJanuary 2021May 2021January 2022May 2022January 2023May 2023
Program typeBachelors Degree
Study areaHealth Sciences, Medicine
Program codeCC-60005
CRICOS code063085B
Credit for prior studyFor more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]

Structure and subjects

The Bachelor of Biomedical Science comprises 24 subjects, as follows:

University core subjects (3)

  • Critical Thinking and Communication (CORE11-001)
  • Collaboration Teams and Leadership (CORE11-002)
  • Responsibility, Integrity and Civic Discourse (CORE11-003)

Plus: Beyond Bond: Professional Development and Community Engagement

Foundation subjects (7)

  • Australia’s Health Issues and Priorities (HPER11-101)
  • Biological and Physical Chemistry (BMED12-119)
  • Cell Biology (BMED11-203)
  • Chemistry for Living Systems (BMED11-114)
  • Human Organ Systems 1 (BMED11-110)
  • Medical Biochemistry 1 (BMED11-205)
  • Principles of Human Structure and Function (BMED11-109)

Advanced discipline subjects (6)

  • Health Research Methods (HPER12-101)
  • Human Organ Systems 2 (BMED12-114)
  • Medical Biochemistry 2 (BMED12-209)
  • Medical and Molecular Genetics (BMED11-207)
  • Microbiology (BMED11-206)
  • Pathophysiology and Pharmacology (BMED12-120)

Majors (8)

Complete eight subjects from one of the following majors:

Laboratory / Research

  • Advanced Bioscience Lab (BMED13-123)
  • Exploring Human Disease (BMED13-125)
  • Human Control Systems (BMED11-112)
  • Immunology (BMED13-216)
  • Laboratory Medicine (BMED12-118)
  • Molecular Diagnostics (BMED13-214)
  • Research Project A (BMED13-126)
  • Research Project B (BMED13-127)

Pre-Health professional

  • Drivers for Healthcare Change (HPER13-101)
  • Exploring Human Disease (BMED13-125)
  • Food, Nutrition and Health (NUTR11-101)
  • Health Communication (HPER12-103)
  • Health Systems (HPER11-103)
  • Human Control Systems (BMED11-112)
  • Immunology (BMED13-216)
  • Laboratory Medicine (BMED12-118)

Plus two subjects from the following options:

  • Exercise and Sport for Lifelong Health (SPEX13-337)
  • Human Nutrition (NUTR13-101)
  • Molecular Diagnostics (BMED13-214)
  • Sport & Exercise Nutrition (NUTR12-101)
  • Introduction to Psychology: Biology and Personality (PSYC11-100) 
  • Introduction to Psychology: Learning and Social (PSYC11-101) 
  • Physiology and Biochemistry of Exercise and Sport (SPEX12-312)
  • Biomechanics of Exercise and Sport (SPEX11-304)

*Subject names and structure may change.

Learning and teaching methodology

Students have the opportunity to develop and master technical scientific and research skills through extensive, hands-on laboratory training using some of the latest research equipment.

The educational approach involves a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, examinations, projects, presentations, assignments, laboratory work and industry projects. Students will participate in Problem Based Learning and practical laboratory experience from the first semester.

Students completing the Laboratory/ Research Major will have the opportunity to undertake a two-semester research project with Biomedical Science researchers at Bond University.

For more information:

Recommended study structure

Please visit Recommended Course Structures for guidance on study plans.

Program fees

The below fees are based on the total estimated program fee divided by the number of standard full-time semesters required to complete the program. Fees may vary based on which subjects are selected and the number of subjects enrolled in for each semester.

Semester program fee:

  • Students commencing study in 2021: $15,560* per semester average

Total program fee:

  • Students commencing study in 2021: $93,360

When considering the fees associated with your studies, keep in mind that Bond’s accelerated schedule means you can finish your degree sooner and be out in the workforce up to a year earlier than most other universities.

This time saving also represents a substantial reduction in accommodation and living costs, plus a full year of extra earnings.