Health Sciences

Courses

Study biomedical science at ACU

Bachelor of Science

The Bachelor of Science aims to prepare graduates who are ethical and concerned for the common good, and able to apply a broad and coherent body of knowledge to their professional work in the science arena. Students will explore the influence and utility of scientific knowledge through detailed study of at least one science discipline (biology, chemistry, earth and environment) to form a major.


Bachelor of Science (Environment)

The Bachelor of Science (Environment) aims to prepare graduates who are ethical and concerned for the common good, and able to apply a broad and coherent body of knowledge to their professional work in the environmental science arena. The Environment specialisation is offered on the North Sydney campus only. Students will undertake detailed study of a number of disciplines – chemistry, biology, ecology and earth science each of which contributes to the field of environmental science, attaining theoretical knowledge and developing skills in both the laboratory and the field.


What’s the difference between medical science and biomedical science?

The name. That’s all there really is to it. Some institutions have both a degree in medical science and one in biomedical science. However the difference will be simply in how the institution administers the degree. For example, the biomedical degree may give students fewer electives. There is no difference between the fields of biomedical science and medical science.


Bachelor of Biomedical Science

The Bachelor of Biomedical Science aims to prepare ethical graduates with a concern for the common good, to apply a broad and coherent body of knowledge to undertake professional work in a range of biomedical science contexts, for example in the pharmaceutical and medical technology industries. The course also aims to provide a pathway for postgraduate studies in health disciplines such as physiotherapy, medicine, dentistry and public health for students who wish to pursue a clinical career. Bachelor degree graduates may be eligible to progress to honours study.