In the first 2.5 years of this program you will gain knowledge of a wide range of biomedical disciplines and use these as the foundation for the development of more advanced theoretical and practical skills in specialised biomedical science areas.
In the subsequent 1.5 years of the program you will articulate to the Master of Data Analytics where you will develop both knowledge and skills in advanced biomedical data analytics. These include data mining methods, statistical modelling, statistical data analysis, modern biomedical technologies, software system development and research methodologies.
As a graduate you will have significant project-based experience and developed high-order thinking strategies that allow you to apply data analytical skills to solve complex problems in biomedical research and healthcare.Customise your degree
As a graduate of the Bachelor of Biomedical Science you will have a foundational knowledge of a wide range of biomedical discipline areas. This broad knowledge base will be used as the foundation for the development of theoretical and practical knowledge in specialised biomedical science discipline areas.
You will have a high degree of course flexibility with the option to select a major and two minor areas of study that align with your interests and prepare you for areas of emerging priority and employment.
The course has very large practical focus; you will be in the laboratory from week one and working on real biomedical and scientific problems throughout the course.
Our flexible course design means you can shape the biomedical science portion of the course to suit your interests and career aspirations. Choose your major area of study from the list below.
Build practical skills in dissection, histology, medical image interpretation and organ identification. Examine real examples from QUT's extensive skeletal collection, film library, pathology museum and human donor material.
Cell and molecular biotechnology
Study the cellular and molecular mechanisms that operate in normal and diseased tissues. Undertake laboratory research projects in cancer biology, tissue engineering, human stem cells and systems biology.
Study the structure, function and properties of biomolecules and the molecular machinery that regulates the everyday workings of healthy cells and tissues, the molecular basis of diseases, and how diagnostic technologies and treatment strategies impact on biochemical processes in the cellular context.
Knowledge about the human body and how its systems work to maintain our health is essential to understanding the basis of disease, diagnostic technologies, and treatments. Design and undertake a laboratory-based research project in human physiology.
Infection and immunity
Develop knowledge and understanding of infectious disease agents (bacteria, viruses, yeasts, fungi, and parasites) and how they cause human disease, together with cutting-edge strategies of diagnosis, treatment, control, and prevention.
The application of bioinformatics, computer science and statistical modelling continues to have a major impact in the biomedical sciences.
The Master of Data Analytics portion of this vertical double degree will prepare you for a future-focused career in the fast-paced, ever-changing world of data analytics. With a collaborative curriculum across disciplines you will not only learn theories and methods, but you will apply that knowledge to predict, forecast, visualise, and make decisions in a range of applied areas.
The very nature of the degree is transdisciplinary, involving statistics, computer science, information systems and business perspectives. You will be exposed to different ways of critically and collaboratively visualising, analysing and interpreting real world data, and study specialist units in advanced statistical data analysis, data mining techniques and applications, data manipulation, analytics for information professionals and advanced stochastic modelling.
You will gain significant project-based experience, requiring you to solve problems of incremental complexity in real-world contexts. This allows you to constructively apply your analytical skills to complex problem domains.
As a graduate of the Master of Data Analytics portion of this vertical double degree you will have significant project-based experience and high-order thinking strategies allowing you to apply data analytical skills to solve complex problems in biomedical research and healthcare.
Depending on the units selected in final year, graduates of the Bachelor of Biomedical Science will be eligible for membership into one or more of the following organisations: