Highlights

  • 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.

Highlights

  • 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.

Why choose this course?

The complexity of the human body, modern lifestyle diseases and emerging medical treatments call for graduates with diverse skill sets. 

The application of bioinformatics, computer science and statistical modelling continues to have a major impact on research in the biomedical sciences. 

The combination of these two separate but complementary study areas will be at the forefront of developments in our understanding of public health, the causes of disease and the development of new approaches to treatment.

With the increased reliance on data in healthcare, there is a clear need for biomedical science graduates who can use computational and statistical methods to generate and interpret accurate data sets and link different data sets to promote evidence-based decision-making for health practitioners.

The application of these quantitative approaches is at the forefront of developments in our understanding of public health, the aetiology of disease and the development of new approaches to treatment. 

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What to expect

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.

Careers and outcomes

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

Details and units

This vertical double degree is made up of LV41 Bachelor of Biomedical Science plus IN27 Master of Data Analytics (Biomedical Science). You will be able to progress on to the Master of Data Analytics upon successful completion of the bachelor degree. The full vertical double degree normally takes 4 years to complete full-time (3 years for the bachelor component plus 1 year for Master component).

To meet the requirements of the Bachelor of Biomedical Science component of the vertical double degree, you must complete a total of 288 credit points. You may choose to undertake:

  • Choice of ONE Biomedical Science Major (Study Area A) OR
  • Choice of TWO Biomedical Science Minors (Study Areas B)

To undertake a Study Area A, you must complete:

  • 8 Biomedical Science core units (Year 1)
  • 2 units from Biomedical Science List A core option units and 6 biomedical sciences electives (Year 2)
  • 4 units from a Study Area A and 5 postgraduate Data Science units (Year 3).

To undertake two Study Areas B, you must complete:

  • 8 Biomedical Science core units (Year 1)
  • 4 units from Study Areas B and 4 biomedical sciences electives (Year 2)
  • 4 units from a Study Areas B and 5 postgraduate Data Science units (Year 3).

This vertical double degree is made up of LV41 Bachelor of Biomedical Science plus IN27 Master of Data Analytics (Biomedical Science). You will be able to progress on to the Master of Data Analytics upon successful completion of the bachelor degree. The full vertical double degree normally takes 4 years to complete full-time (3 years for the bachelor component plus 1 year for Master component).

To meet the requirements of the Bachelor of Biomedical Science component of the vertical double degree, you must complete a total of 288 credit points. You may choose to undertake:

  • Choice of ONE Biomedical Science Major (Study Area A) OR
  • Choice of TWO Biomedical Science Minors (Study Areas B)

To undertake a Study Area A, you must complete:

  • 8 Biomedical Science core units (Year 1)
  • 2 units from Biomedical Science List A core option units and 6 biomedical sciences electives (Year 2)
  • 4 units from a Study Area A and 5 postgraduate Data Science units (Year 3).

To undertake two Study Areas B, you must complete:

  • 8 Biomedical Science core units (Year 1)
  • 4 units from Study Areas B and 4 biomedical sciences electives (Year 2)
  • 4 units from a Study Areas B and 5 postgraduate Data Science units (Year 3).

Requirements

This double vertical degree is being offered for the first time in 2021.

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Course code
LV41
QTAC code
419732
CRICOS code
103174K
Delivery
  • Gardens Point
Delivery
  • Gardens Point
Duration
4 years full-time
Duration
4 years full-time
Entry
February
Entry
February
Offer Guarantee
Yes
Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

Assumed knowledge

Before you start this course, we assume you have sound knowledge of the subject/s listed below. If you don't have the subject knowledge, you can still apply for the course but we encourage you to undertake bridging studies to gain the knowledge:

  • Biology (Units 3 & 4, C)
  • Chemistry (Units 3 & 4, C)
  • English, or Literature, or English and Literature Extension, or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 & 4, C)
  • Mathematical Methods, or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C)
  • Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C)

More about assumed knowledge

Offer guarantee

If you achieve an ATAR/selection rank of 93.00 or higher (including any adjustments) and satisfy all other admission requirements, you are guaranteed an offer for this course.

Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

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I completed my studies outside of Australia

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this course.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

Subject prerequisites
  • Biology (Units 3 & 4, C)
  • Chemistry (Units 3 & 4, C)
  • Mathematical Methods, or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C)

You must have achieved this study at a level comparable to Australian Year 12 or in recognised post-secondary studies.

I completed secondary school in Australia

Assumed knowledge

Before you start this course, we assume you have sound knowledge of the subject/s listed below. If you don't have the subject knowledge, you can still apply for the course but we encourage you to undertake bridging studies to gain the knowledge:

  • Biology (Units 3 & 4, C)
  • Chemistry (Units 3 & 4, C)
  • Mathematical Methods, or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C)
  • Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C)

More about assumed knowledge

Offer guarantee

If you completed secondary school in Australia and achieve an ATAR/selection rank of 93.00 or higher (including any adjustments) and satisfy all other admission requirements, you are guaranteed an offer for this course.

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
58 50 50 50 50
Cambridge English Score
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement. You must provide your Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
176 169 169 169 169
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
6.5 6 6 6 6
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
79 16 16 21 18

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2021 fees

2021: CSP $8,000 per year full-time (96 credit points) The Master course is charged as a domestic tuition fee-paying course. FEE-HELP is available to eligible students.

2021 fees

2021: $46,700 per year full-time (96 credit points)

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