Bachelor of Biomedicine
If you are interested in the processes and systems that create, sustain and threaten life, the Bachelor of Biomedicine is a great choice as your first degree.
The Bachelor of Biomedicine prepares you for the challenges of healthcare delivery and biomedical research. It opens up a range of pathways into graduate health programs as well as other graduate coursework and research degrees.
At the core of the degree is knowledge of the normal structure and function of the body and consideration of the determinants of disease. You’ll develop fundamental skills in critical thinking, problem solving, the analysis of evidence, and communication.
Graduates of the Bachelor of Biomedicine will provide innovative healthcare solutions and play leading roles in resolving issues around health and ageing and the management of chronic diseases.
- Ranked #1 in Australia and #16 in the world for Clinical, Pre-Clinical and Health by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013-2014.
- The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences is located within the Parkville Precinct, one of the world’s most highly concentrated precincts of biomedical research.
- Medical and Health Sciences at the University of Melbourne achieved the maximum world rating in the Excellence in Research for Australia report, which established our position as the leading biomedical research university in Australia.
Majors (focus your undergraduate degree)
The Bachelor of Biomedicine offers 12 majors across a range of biomedical disciplines:
Chancellor’s Scholars Program
The Chancellor’s Scholars Program offers very high-achieving students at Melbourne a guaranteed place in the graduate program of their choice, along with a program of enrichment activities during their undergraduate studies.
Entry requirements for the Bachelor of Biomedicine
The Clearly-in Rank is the lowest score at which students were granted entry in 2013. i
The Clearly-in Rank should be used as a guide for entry. It is not set in advance and may vary from year to year. The Clearly-in Rank is determined by the number of places available, the number of applicants listing the course as a preference and the academic achievement of those applicants.
Access Melbourne allows you to be considered below the Clearly-in Rank. Guaranteed entry is available to eligible students from a rural area or disadvantaged financial background. i
Access Melbourne can help you gain a place in a course, even if your ATAR is below the Clearly-in Rank. Eligible students must apply through Access Melbourne and meet prerequisites.
You must achieve the minimum ATAR (if indicated) to be considered for entry to this degree. The Clearly-in Rank may be above the Minimum ATAR, depending on the demand for the course and the number of places available.
Units 3 & 4: A study score of at least 25 in English/English Language/Literature or at least 30 in ESL, and at least 25 in Chemistry and in Mathematical Methods (CAS) or Specialist Mathematics.
All domestic undergraduate students enrol in a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), which is subsidised by the Australian Government. Students pay a contribution amount that is determined by the Australian Government, based on the subjects undertaken. More details on fees and student contribution amounts.
Once you've graduated from this degree, you can choose to undertake further study to gain a professional qualification in one of the following areas:
Concurrent diplomas (study alongside your undergraduate degree)
You can choose to study one of the following concurrent diplomas alongside this undergraduate degree at Melbourne: