Course Description

If you’re fascinated by medical science and scientific experimentation, completing a degree in Biomedical Science will give you the knowledge and laboratory skills you’ll need to pursue a rewarding career where you make new medical discoveries and breakthroughs in understanding human diseases. 
In this course, you’ll explore a variety of disciplines including physiology, microbiology, immunology, cell biology, biochemistry and pathology. You’ll also have the opportunity to broaden your scope by including other areas of study such as anatomy, parasitology, haematology, histology and pharmacology.
You will learn laboratory techniques with extensive hands-on practical classes from lecturers who are making a real-world impact with their research. Murdoch has recently been ranked well above world standard in Clinical Sciences and Medical Microbiology and above world standard in Immunology and Genetics. At the end of the course you’ll get to integrate and see the cutting-edge applications of what you’ve learnt as well as be introduced to future career pathways in the capstone unit “Advances in Medical Science”.
To expand your expertise and career prospects even further, you can combine this course as a double major. Recommended majors with Biomedical Science include Genetics and Molecular Biology, Clinical Laboratory Science and Forensic Biology and Toxicology.
When you graduate you could pursue a career as a medical researcher, medical biotechnologist or laboratory technician in hospitals, medical research institutes, universities or in a range of roles in various health related fields. In addition, there are numerous opportunities to take on higher studies and complete a research qualification as part of an Honours year, followed by higher-level Masters or PhD research.
Biomedical Science is also excellent preparation for entry into Medicine or other health-related postgraduate degrees
For further admission information about this course, please download our Information Pack.

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Engineering undergraduate courses at Murdoch University rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 80.6% (national average 48.3%)
Improved skills: 93.5% (national average 83.1%)
Overall satisfaction: 90.3% (national average 74.4%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from Murdoch University. You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Engineering undergraduate courses at Murdoch University had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 78.3% (national average 76.8%)
Studying full time: 4.0% (national average 13.7%)
Median full time salary: $71,500 (national average $63,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.