Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences

James Cook University (JCU)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00117J

This program covers the structure, biochemical and physiological function of the mammalian body and processes leading to disease. Core first year subjects include chemistry, introductory biochemistry and microbiology, biomedicine, introductory anatomy, and health care in Australia. Second year subjects include biochemistry and cell regulation, epidemiology, microbial diversity, introductory infectious diseases and immunobiology, physiology, and molecular genetics. Third year study includes advanced physiology, genes, genomes and development, and clinical microbiology.


72 credit points


  • Medicinal and pharmaceutical sciences
  • Microbiology and immunology
  • Molecular and cell biology
  • Physiology and pharmacology

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • English (Units 3/4, C), mathematical methods (Units 3/4, C), chemistry (Units3/4, C). Recommended subjects: one of biology, health, physical education or physics. Students must meet requirements for placement: immunisation
  • Current Provide First Aid Certificate
  • Suitability to Work with Children Card (Blue Card)
  • Australian Federal Police check


Various societies depending on the area studied.

Study pathways

Honours is offered to students who meet the stated criteria, available on a full or part-time basis.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
JCU Townsville International: $113,880 Yes
  • Full-time : 3
  • Part-time : 6

Further information

If students identify as Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, JCU can assist them in their pursuit of a health career through the Indigenous Health Careers Access Program (IHCAP). International student visa-holders must not enrol in more than a third of the total credit points for the course in online, distance or external study.

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