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QUT (Queensland University of Technology)

  • 17% international / 83% domestic

Bachelor of Biomedical Science / Master of Data Analytics

  • Bachelor

Fast-track your career in healthcare or medical research by completing a double degree designed to produce biomedical scientists with advanced skills in data analytics.

Key details

Degree Type
Bachelor
Duration
4 years full-time
Course Code
LV41, 103174K
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Feb

About this course

  • Complete a Bachelor of Biomedical Science and Master in Data Analytics in four years.
  • Obtain theoretical and practical skills in a range of biomedical disciplines including genomics, molecular biology, virology, microbiology, immunology, biochemistry, anatomy and physiology.
  • Develop knowledge and skills in advanced biomedical data analytics including data mining methods, statistical modelling, statistical data analysis, modern biomedical technologies, software system development and research methodologies.
  • Be supervised by research intensive academics with advanced data analytic skills who will ensure the relevance of teaching material and high-quality learning experiences.
  • Obtain significant project-based experience and develop high-order thinking strategies that allow you to apply data analytical skills to solve complex problems in biomedical research and healthcare.
  • Graduate with two complementary skill sets that will enable an understanding of disease processes and modelling of diseases progression to ensure that you will be in demand and employable across Australia and internationally.

Study locations

Gardens Point

What you will learn

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

Undergraduate component

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.

Anatomical sciences
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.

Human biochemistry
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.

Human physiology
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.

Postgraduate component

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.

Career pathways

Professional recognition

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:

  • Australian Society for Medical Research
  • Australian and New Zealand Society for Cell and Developmental Biology
  • Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Australian Association of Clinical Biochemists
  • Australian Society for Microbiology, Australian Neuroscience Society
  • The Endocrine Society of Australia, Society of Reproductive Biology
  • Australian and New Zealand Association of Clinical Anatomists
  • Australian and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society
  • Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society.
Possible careers
  • Biochemist
  • Biomedical Laboratory Officer
  • Biomedical Science Researcher
  • Biostatistician
  • Biotechnology Scientist
  • Cardiac and Vascular Scientist
  • Clinical Data Manager
  • Data Analyst
  • Data Analytics Specialist
  • Data Scientist
  • Data Systems Developer
  • Data-Driven Decision Maker
  • Health Researcher
  • Laboratory Assistant
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Medical Equipment Sales
  • Medicine (after further study)
  • Neurophysiologist
  • Reproductive Technician
  • Respiratory Scientist
  • Sleep Scientist
  • Statistician

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Engineering courses at QUT (Queensland University of Technology).
79%
Overall satisfaction
90%
Skill scale
51.4%
Teaching scale
81.1%
Employed full-time
$67k
Average salary