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Examine the complex relationship between mind, body and disease to treat, cure and prevent disease.

Study molecular biology, genetics, physiology, anatomy and immunology – then apply your knowledge in laboratories where medical breakthroughs are taking place.

You’ll put theory into practice and work alongside researchers and healthcare professionals to conduct medical research and test the effectiveness of treatments.

Studying biomedical science can prepare you for a research-based honours program, or employment within the healthcare industry, government, not-for-profit organisations or universities.


1 in Queensland for life sciences and medicine

QS World University Rankings 2024

Watch Meet Shannon, she studies Biomedical Science on YouTube.

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Biomedical engineer
  • Biomedical researcher
  • Biomedical technology scientist
  • Biomedical scientist
  • Biomedical technician
  • Biomedical imaging manager
  • Embryologist

Graduate salary

Science and mathematics (undergraduate)


This Major is available as:

  • Major
  • Extended Major

How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Research experience
  • Laboratory work
  • Seminars
  • Workshops

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • Genes, Cells and Evolution
  • Human Anatomy
  • Principles of Pharmacology
  • Systems Physiology
  • Integrative Cell & Tissue Biology

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