The Bachelor of Biomedical Science is a professionally-accredited 3.5 year program that is designed to produce graduates who can work as Medical Scientists in clinical settings such as pathology laboratories. Whilst this is still the major focus of this successful program, the core of high quality clinical and diagnostic units within the degree is also attracting students wishing to enter post-graduate medical programs, as well as students whose interests lie in biomedical research. Once a graduate enters the clinical laboratory there are also additional career paths into informatics, management, human resource management and a wide range of clinical specialties. The course structure consists of six semesters of on-campus tuition at the Launceston campus, followed by a semester of clinical placement in an accredited laboratory within Australia.
The units in the first half of the program are structured to sequentially build a knowledge base in Chemistry, Anatomy, Physiology, Histology, Immunology and Biochemistry. The second half of the on-campus program develops professional subject areas such as Haematology, Clinical Biochemistry, Microbiology and Molecular Biology. Graduates will also develop their abilities to present and communicate information in a variety of formats. Graduates from this degree have enjoyed an outstanding employment record for many years and job prospects continue to be excellent.
A Medical Scientist carries out laboratory investigations which assist in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. These investigations can be divided into a number of categories:
For further information about the Bachelor of Biomedical Science, visit the Course and Unit Entry.
Authorised by the Head of School, Human Life Sciences
16 August, 2011