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Australian Catholic University (ACU)

Nudgee , Queensland ,Australia

Bachelor of Biomedical Science / Bachelor of Applied Public Health

The Bachelor of Biomedical Science/Bachelor of Applied Public Health is a double degree for people interested in the biomedical, community and population aspects of health. Students will be introduced to the sub-disciplines of Biomedical Science including anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, pharmacology, immunology and microbiology. Studies in public health address the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health by improving social and political systems. Public health includes environmental, economic, technical, educational and legislative measures.

Specifically, the course aims to:

  • Prepare graduates to apply best evidence, sound judgment and strategy to biomedical and public health issues and challenges from local and global environments and contexts
  • Develop skills in project management, communication, population level monitoring, personal leadership and performance accountability necessary to be effective in public health
  • Inspire students through high-quality industry, community and service placements including international opportunities
  • Foster in students the importance of professional excellence and accountability
  • Prepare graduates for a successful entry into the public health and biomedical science workforces
  • Foster a lifelong commitment to effective health promotion globally.

Combine compassion for humanity and a commitment to social justice with a sound theoretical understanding of processes affecting disadvantaged communities and individuals both locally and internationally.

Inherent Requirements

Inherent requirements ensure the academic integrity of a course is maintained and preserves the university's learning, assessment, and accreditation processes. They must be met by all students.
There are essential components of a course or unit that demonstrate the capabilities, knowledge, and skills to achieve the core learning outcomes of the course or unit.

  • compliance with the policies, procedures and regulations which are applicable to all students at ACU.
  • the mandatory requirements associated with the course of study, eg attendance, completion of assignments.

Campus Information

Melbourne

115 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy Vic 3065 Locked Bag 4115, Fitzroy MDC Fitzroy Vic 3065

Intakes

  • Feb

Application Processing Time in Days: 30

Application Process

Application Processing
30 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Graduates of the Bachelor of Biomedical Science/Bachelor of Applied Public Health can enter a wide range of public health or biomedical science careers, such as:

  • public health officer
  • community development worker
  • policy analyst
  • program evaluator
  • health educator
  • project officer and consumer advocate

within a variety of organisations such as:

  • government health departments
  • population health units
  • community health centres
  • non–governmental health organisations (NGOs)
  • advocacy groups
  • international health agencies
  • not-for-profit organisations
  • pharmaceutical and medical technology companies.

PSW Opportunity

  • 2 years

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants require the equivalent of an Australian Year 12 Certificate, including studies in Mathematics. Applicants must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

English Language Requirement

  • IELTS minimum overall score of 6.5 (with a minimum score of 6.0 in all bands), or an equivalent acceptable test score as outlined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy (Schedule 3).