About this course
- Entry and participation requirements
- Attributes, outcomes and skills
- Course structure
- Majors, minors and specialisations
- Further study
The Program Director for the Bachelor of Biomedicine is Associate Professor James Ziogas
Currently enrolled students:
Intended learning outcomes
Graduates of the Bachelor of Biomedicine will have a broad and inter-disciplinary knowledge in biomedical science and health-related disciplines, with in-depth discipline-specific knowledge in at least one area of study that is at the forefront of scientific discovery.
Graduates will demonstrate skills in scientific methodology, communication, inter-disciplinary teamwork, as well as self-regulated learning. They will possess an aptitude and enthusiasm to solve tomorrow’s problems affecting individuals, communities, populations and our planet. Graduates will be ethical, independent lifelong learners able to communicate and advocate for scientific evidence in diverse social and professional settings.
Graduates of the Bachelor of Biomedicine will:
- Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of human biomedical sciences, from molecular to whole body systems with an interdisciplinary understanding of human function;
- Apply knowledge of human biomedical sciences to understand societal and environmental determinants of health and disease, and their impacts at an individual, community and population level;
- Understand why advances in biomedical science and health knowledge are testable and contestable by interdisciplinary scientific inquiry, and how they are shaped and upheld by ethical and scholarly standards;
- Apply rigorous academic integrity and ethical scholarly practices to their own learning, and understand their application and importance in biomedical science and health research;
- Effectively search for, critically evaluate, and discriminate reliable sources of information and apply that information in support of scientific investigation, scholarly debate, and/or social and professional settings;
- Communicate and advocate for evidence-based scientific ideas and knowledge in diverse expert, non-expert and inter-disciplinary settings;
- Demonstrate skills in reflective practice, self-directed learning and effective decision-making, to set personal and learning goals, manage tasks, and evaluate progress;
- Work effectively and respectfully, both individually and in groups to meet a shared goal with people from diverse disciplinary, community and cultural backgrounds;
- Evaluate the role of biomedical science in addressing current issues facing individuals, communities and the global population in relation to health and disease through the lenses of respect, diversity and inclusion, scholarly practices, freedom of speech, sustainability, and student wellbeing and success; and
- Respectfully engage with Indigenous perspectives and cultures, and incorporate Indigenous ways of knowing into a broad understanding of biomedical science and health contexts.
- Effective oral and written communication that is appropriate and relevant for diverse audiences, purposes and settings;
- Work collaboratively and productively as an individual and in groups, and across disciplines fostering diversity and inclusion;
- Apply critical and analytical skills and methods to the identification, evaluation and resolution of problems;
- Critically evaluate new ideas, data, research findings, methodologies and theoretical frameworks in their discipline;
- Recognise and understand the ethical responsibilities of individuals (personally and collectively) and organisations in society;
- Engage confidently in self-reflection, self-directed study and research;
- Apply scholarly, ethical and professional thinking to personal and academic conduct.
Graduates of the Bachelor of Biomedicine will embody the University of Melbourne graduate attributes.
The integrated core curriculum across all years of the course spans traditional disciplinary boundaries in the development of fundamental understanding of the biomedical sciences, allowing graduates to acquire practical, analytical, problem-solving and communication skills. Graduates will also possess the ability to advocate for biomedical science and scientific research, and evidence-based ideas.
Collaborative learning is emphasised throughout the course as students work in laboratories, tutorials, workshops and small group activities, and undertake peer review.
Studies in the biomedical sciences and health-related disciplines equip students to explore the complex relationships that determine health outcomes in various settings and to become leaders in delivering effective therapies and healthcare strategies to combat threats to individual and public health within local, national and global communities.
The larger University of Melbourne learning community encompasses many aspects of cultural diversity, Indigenous knowledges, diversity and inclusion, integrity and ethics, respect and professional expectations, and students in Biomedicine will be exposed to these during the course.
Last updated: 11 December 2023