Study medical sciences

Learn from leading industry researchers and clinicians in state-of-the-art facilities for a great career in medical sciences.

Why study medical sciences at QUT?

  • Access the latest technology and specialist industry equipment in new facilities at our city campus.
  • Be taught by industry professionals and leading researchers who have made ground-breaking discoveries in cancer biology, infectious diseases, tissue engineering, and vaccine development.
  • Research in the world-renowned Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation and in external partner facilities at major Brisbane hospitals.

Industry relevant courses

You'll be taught by discipline experts with active careers in research and professional practice. Our partnerships with research facilities nationwide mean we offer courses that incorporate current research outcomes, delivered at the highest industry standard.

Our honours program is available if you have a bachelor degree in any related discipline, for example, genetics, exercise, science, or nutrition. As an honours student you'll:

  • complete a research project which contributes to new knowledge
  • have opportunities to network with industry professionals
  • learn how to develop and pursue your own ideas
  • develop advanced levels of knowledge for critiquing scientific papers and critical analysis.

A career in research

Our biomedical sciences research focuses on how the human body works and on finding ways to prevent, cure, and treat disease through the development of diagnostic tools and new therapeutic strategies. Our areas of research include:

  • infectious disease
  • tissue repair and regeneration
  • cancer research.

Our researchers are drivers of change and have been recognised by industry bodies for their innovation. Recent research success includes:

Leading research facilities

The majority of our research is conducted through the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation. An extensive network of research collaboration exists between our researchers, local and national hospitals, and medical research institutes.

Our researchers work in multidisciplinary teams across multiple sites, including the Translational Research Institute (TRI) at the Princess Alexandra Hospital. TRI is Australia's newest and most comprehensive scientific and biopharmaceutical research facility.

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