Bachelor of Biomedical Science
The Bachelor of Biomedical Science is a flexible, practical degree which equips students who wish to make a positive impact on health and wellbeing of their communities with the essential knowledge and skills for a career in the health sciences.
Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing
Understanding the origins and strategies for more equitable health and wellbeing for Aboriginal communities is the key to improving Aboriginal health in Australia.
Anatomy and Human Biology
The Anatomy and Human Biology major lets you discover how your body works, why it works that way, where people come from and how we are related to one another.
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Studying this major provides a deep understanding of the molecular functions of all living things, and opens up opportunities in biotechnology, food production, medical diagnostics and public health.
Exercise and Health
Are you passionate about exercise and health? Do you want to spread the word and educate others about keeping fit and being healthy?
Studying this major conveys profound knowledge on the function and inheritance of genes, preparing you for jobs in biotechnology, medicine, food production and environmental conservation.
Humanities in Health and Medicine
To be an effective healthcare professional you need to understand the workings of the body from a scientific perspective and how people and societies function.
Integrated Dental Sciences
This extended major leads into the Doctor of Dental Medicine. It covers the pre-clinical biomedical and dental sciences.
Integrated Medical Sciences and Clinical Practice
This extended major is a study option for students on a Assured Pathway to the Doctor of Medicine postgraduate degree.
Microbiology and Immunology
Microbiology and Immunology together form the basis of our understanding of human health and disease.
How do medical conditions such as Alzheimer's disease, deafness, dementia and depression afflict the brain and nervous system? A Neuoroscience major will give you the answers.
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine can be considered the basis of modern scientific medical knowledge and plays a critical role in evidence-based medicine.
Pharmacology provides a modern understanding of how medicines produce their effects on the body and how such knowledge is used to alleviate suffering caused by disease.
Learn about the molecular and cellular machinery that makes up your body, how it works in everyday life and what causes disease.
Podiatric Health and Medical Sciences
This extended major leads into the Doctor of Podiatric Medicine. It covers pre-clinical biomedical and podiatric health sciences.
In Public Health you examine the patterns of health and disease in society, and apply medical research and evidence-based medicine to populations to improve the health of the community.
The learning experience
To be considered for this course you need to:
- achieve the University’s minimum entry score
- demonstrate English language competence
- satisfy any prerequisites for your preferred majors (refer to individual major descriptions for prerequisite details)
You can view the prerequisites and recommended subjects for your chosen course here.
View our admission requirements for specific information, depending on your education history.
Assured Pathway informationIf you have a professional career in mind, take advantage of one of our Assured Pathways. An Assured Pathway gives you an assured place in one of our postgraduate professional courses (such as Law, Engineering or Medicine) from the start of your studies with us. The pathways combine a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, providing you with a clearer direction to your career of choice.
Admission entry to UWA
We offer a number of other pathways for you to gain entry into our undergraduate degrees if you do not meet the standard admission requirements. Learn more about our admission entry pathways.
About the Bachelor of Biomedical Science
The Bachelor of Biomedical Science is an exciting comprehensive undergraduate degree designed to meet growing global demand for graduates with expertise in a range of health science disciplines. Specialise in one or two of the 14 majors available, or combine a Biomedical Science major with another from Arts, Commerce or Science, to match your interests and tailor your studies with your career goals.
Why study Biomedical Science?
- 3 years full-time
I'm majoring in Pharmacology and Finance. Before I chose them I'd heard positive feedback from friends and family. Being in my third year now, I can definitely understand where they were coming from.
UWA is 24th in the world for Anatomy and Physiology (QS 2022)
Microbiology and Immunology, and Pathology and Laboratory Medicine student
I was in hospital for most of high school with kidney disease caused by an unusual bacterium and that really sparked my interest in the field and the impact these microscopic organisms can have on people’s lives.
UWA has been an integral part of my family for decades. My dad studied medicine here 40 years ago and has been taking me and my siblings to open days since we were able to walk.
The lab work is by far the most interesting part of my course. It’s great to be able to put into practice all the things you are learning and get a taste of the work you’ll do in labs once you graduate.
Studying postgraduate medicine and specialising in immunology or going into research would be my ideal career path – and maybe a Nobel Prize for Medicine if I can fit it in.
UWA is 37th in the world for Human Biological Sciences (ARWU 2022)
Popular majors available
New extended majors available for school leavers on Assured Pathways
UWA Bachelor of Biomedical Science students have access to a range of world-class facilities that enhance your learning and give you hands-on experience before you enter the workplace.
These facilities include:
Health Students' Society
The Health Students' Society (HSS) is a student-run, not-for-profit organisation for undergraduates completing health-related majors at UWA. HSS provides social and education opportunities and encourages students to make the most of their time on campus and of university life. HSS offers a support network for members during their degrees and aims to enhance the university experience and raise the profile of graduates to prospective employees.
UWA is ranked 37th in the world for Biological Sciences (ARWU 2022)
Admission entry pathways
UWA offers a number of admission entry pathways for domestic and international students to be able to study with us. If your results do not qualify you for standard entry into the University, check our Admission entry pathways for one that suits you.