Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences

James Cook University (JCU)

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

Explore the relationship between medicine and science with Biomedical Science. From molecular to whole-body systems, you’ll get an in-depth look at a vast array of topics within the fields of biology, chemistry, microbiology and more. JCU’s unique focus on Tropical health and disease management will ensure a hands-on, practical learning experience like no other. This three-year degree will prepare you to work across a diverse range of healthcare professions. Use a degree in biomedical science as a starting point for a career in medicine, pharmacy, veterinary science, scientific research and more. Those passionate about remaining in the field may pursue interests within the medical or clinical sciences across pathology, cardiac, respiratory, infectious disease, sleep or renal physiology.


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)
  • Recommended Knowledge: Mathematical Methods (Units 3/4,C), Chemistry (Units 3/4,C)
  • Plus one of Biology, Health, Physical Education or Physics


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 years
  • Part-time : 3 years

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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