Bachelor of Biomedicine (Specialised)
This bachelor will allow you to learn and apply biological and physiological principles to clinical practice and research across a broad area of health and biomedical disciplines.
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.
Study Medical Science and learn about the mechanisms of health and human disease, whilst focusing on a preclinical specialisation.
Podiatric Health and Medical Sciences
This extended major leads into the Doctor of Podiatric Medicine. It covers pre-clinical biomedical and podiatric health sciences.
Careers and further study
- Genetic Counsellor
- Medical practitioner
- Medical scientist (diagnostics)
- Medical/Biomedical researcher
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 Biomedicine (Specialised)
The Bachelor of Biomedicine (Specialised) is a practical degree providing learning across a broad arena of health and medical disciplines, designed to articulate with UWA’s health professional degrees. Multiple specialisations within the biomedical disciplines are offered to enable breadth and depth of learning in your field of interest, including Aboriginal Health, Human Biology, Genetics, Biochemistry, Physiology, Pharmacology Microbiology and Pathology.
- 3 years full-time
- This course is not available to international student visa holders
Why study Biomedicine
You'll learn to
- Gain in-depth understanding of how the human body functions in health and disease
- Develop essential skills that impact the health of people in our communities
- Choose your specialisation to gain expertise in the field, ensuring job-readiness
- For the assured pathway students - be guided by health professionals in clinical learning settings
The Undergraduate Bachelor's degree consists of:
144 credit points (normally 24 units), which will include:
Students may choose to undertake a minor, provided the student will be able to complete all nominated majors and minors within 144 credit points.
UWA Bachelor of Biomedicine (Specialised) 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:
Clinical Medicine at UWA is ranked 3rd in Australia and 32nd in the world (ARWU 2022)
This degree can lead to a variety of careers within the health and biomedical industries*, including in clinical practice; medical research; health management and policy; medical diagnostics; human genetics; pharmaceutical development and regulation; biotechnology and innovation; and science communication.
*postgraduate training may be required
Popular minors available
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.
Graduates are eligible to enrol in a variety of accredited post-graduate courses. Examples include the Master of Pharmacy, Master of Public Health, Master of Clinical Pathology, Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Dental Medicine and Doctor of Podiatric Medicine.
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.