Course details

CRICOS course code: 084869G

Level of study: Undergraduate


Gain a strong foundation for a career in medicine or allied health with a Bachelor of Biomedicine at Victoria University, Melbourne.

This course prepares you for entry into postgraduate medicine and other postgraduate courses such as physiotherapy, pharmacy and dietetics. It includes essential physiology, anatomy and biochemistry prerequisites. You’ll also learn up-to-date information on disease and medical applications.

Our Bachelor of Biomedicine has a particular focus on the role of exercise and nutrition in medicine. You’ll design and analyse research methods and findings. You’ll undertake a research project that can provide a platform to begin a research degree.

New specialised units cover topics including:

  • bioinformatics
  • medical imaging
  • exercise in medicine.

This course will ensure you have broadly applicable science knowledge, and are ready for postgraduate study.

Careers in biomedicine

You will be ready to enter the workforce in a variety of fields including:

  • research in the medical sector
  • research in exercise or nutrition sciences
  • medical and diagnostic application services.

Course structure

To attain the Bachelor of Biomedicine students will be required to complete 288 credit points consisting of:

  • 96 credit points of First Year Core units
  • 144 credit points of Core studies
  • 48 credit points of Minor studies

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate a broad knowledge of biomedicine, including physiology, anatomy, biochemistry, pathophysiology, genetics and biostatistics.

2. Critically apply biomedicine theoretical knowledge to practical situations in simulated learning environments, using current therapeutic approaches and exercise regimes for the treatment of chronic diseases.

3. Evaluate current advances in medical interventions/therapeutics to investigate and propose solutions to global contemporary, emerging and future-oriented issues in biomedicine.

4. Select and review research literature, critically analyse data and conceptually map the principles of scientific research and experimental design.

5. Apply ethical and safe practice in all aspects of research and laboratory based work.

6. Communicate information in oral and written forms to a range of associates including supervisors, peers, research teams; community and industry partners.

7. Reflect on their own learning and career goals and the development of strategies for achieving them.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
34,000 Per Year
Read more17,000 per semester
Expected Aug 2022 3 years
Full time
Victoria University
Footscray Park campus
Ballarat Road
Melbourne Victoria 3011
34,000 Per Year
Read more17,000 per semester
Expected Aug 2022 3 years
Full time
St Albans Campus
McKechnie Street
Melbourne Victoria 3021

Entry criteria

Completion of an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate (VCE or equivalent) including Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in any other English (or equivalent). PLUS: A study score of at least 25 in two of the following: Biology, Chemistry, and any Physics or Mathematics (or equivalent) OR: Completion of an Australian Advanced Diploma or Diploma (or equivalent). OR: Completion of a Foundation course or equivalent.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic module): Overall score of 6.0 (no band less than 6.0)

TOEFL Internet: Overall score of 67 (Listening 12, Speaking 18, Reading 15, Writing 21)

Pearson Test of English (PTE): Overall score of 50 (no section score less than 50)

University of Cambridge - Advanced (CAE): Overall score of 169. No individual band less than 169.

VU English - English for Academic Purposes (EAP) (Level 4): achieved.


Victoria University
Footscray Park campus
Ballarat Road
Melbourne Victoria 3011
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