About this course
- Entry and participation requirements
- Attributes, outcomes and skills
- Course structure
- Majors, minors and specialisations
- Further study
Dr Chris French
Currently enrolled students:
Further information: https://futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au
1. In order to be considered for entry, applicants must:
- have completed within the last 10 years a University of Melbourne Bachelor of Biomedicine or equivalent with a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of at least H3 (65%) with a major relevant to the discipline stream within the Bachelor of Biomedicine (Degree with Honours) that they seek to enter; or
- within the last 10 years have completed an undergraduate degree, of which at least the equivalent of two full years comprises science or technology areas of study, with a weighted average mark of at least H3 (65%), or equivalent, and containing at least 50 points of study at third year level in science or technology areas of study relevant to the discipline stream within the Bachelor of Biomedicine (Degree with Honours) that they seek to enter; and
- any necessary Year 12, first- or second-year study from other disciplines that form essential background to the discipline stream within the Bachelor of Biomedicine (Degree with Honours) that they seek to enter.
Meeting these requirements does not guarantee selection.
2. In ranking applications, the Selection Committee will consider:
- prior academic performance, and
- the availability of supervision and resources in suitable project areas.
Quotas may be applied to the degree as a whole or to individual discipline streams and preference may be given to applicants with evidence of appropriate preparation or potential to undertake research.
3. The Selection Committee may seek further information to clarify any aspect of an application in accordance with the Academic Board rules on the use of selection instruments.
4. For applicants who have not completed the Victorian Certificate of Education or the International Baccalaureate Diploma, the undergraduate English language requirements must be met.
The schedule below shows additional streams which have additional conditions for entry. Applicants must meet these conditions to be eligible for (but not automatically guaranteed) selection into Honours within that stream.
a major in Pathology or in a discipline relevant to the proposed project.
Anatomy and Neuroscience, General Practice (Primary Care), Medical Biology (WEHI), Medicine (all streams), Microbiology and Immunology, Oral Health Science, Hearing Sciences (Otolaryngology), and Population and Global Health
a major in a discipline relevant to the proposed project.
a major in Pathology, or a major in a discipline relevant to the proposed project together with a second year pathology or pathophysiology subject, or equivalent. Applications from otherwise qualified graduates who have not completed the above but have practical experience in another biomedical science discipline will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the Selection Committee.
Pharmacology and Therapeutics
a major in Pharmacology or in a discipline relevant to the proposed project.
please refer to Psychology Specialisation page for details.
Inherent requirements (core participation requirements)
The Bachelor of Biomedicine (Degree with Honours) welcomes applications from students with disabilities. It is University and degree policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student’s participation in the degree.
The Bachelor of Biomedicine (Degree with Honours) requires all students to enrol in subjects where they will require:
(1) the ability to comprehend complex science and technology related information;
(2) the ability to clearly and independently communicate a knowledge and application of science, and technology principles and practices during assessment tasks;
(3) the ability to actively and safely contribute in clinical, laboratory, and fieldwork/excursion activities.
Students must possess behavioural and social attributes that enable them to participate in a complex learning environment. Students are required to take responsibility for their own participation and learning. They also contribute to the learning of other students in collaborative learning environments, demonstrating interpersonal skills and an understanding of the needs of other students. Assessment may include the outcomes of tasks completed in collaboration with other students.
There may be additional inherent academic requirements for some subjects, and these requirements are listed within the description of the requirements for each of these subjects.
Students who feel their disability will impact on meeting this requirement are encouraged to discuss this matter with the relevant Subject Coordinator and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
Last updated: 28 January 2022