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Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Science)


The Bachelor of Science ( Biomedical Science) provides the knowledge, skills and attributes required to prepare graduates for the field of biomedical science and medical research. The course covers the theory, practical experience and knowledge necessary for graduates to gain employment in the biomedical professions.

Included in the course are studies in physiology, microbiology, immunology, genetics and biomedical ethics. Graduates can continue on to specialise in one of these laboratory disciplines: medical microbiology, clinical chemistry, transfusion science, haematology, histopathology, cytology, virology, immunology or medicine.

Key Information


3 years


  • February
  • July
  • November


ECU, Colombo Campus


Course Learning Outcomes

  • Apply broad discipline knowledge to a range of theoretical and practical biomedical situations.
  • Communicate disciplinary knowledge and values in professional and public contexts.
  • Demonstrate a global outlook with respect for cultural diversity, including Indigenous cultural competence.
  • Demonstrate autonomy, accountability and judgement for own learning and professional practice.
  • Think creatively to anticipate challenges and generate discipline specific solutions/responses.
  • Think critically to analyse, interpret and conceptualise complex biomedical problems.
  • Use digital technologies and literacies to access, evaluate and synthesise relevant information from multiple sources.
  • Work collaboratively and demonstrate initiative to implement social, sustainable, and ethical values.

Career opportunities

Biomedical science is a continually changing, dynamic profession with long-term career prospects, including management, research, education and specialised laboratory work.

Possible future job titles

  • Audiology
  • Biochemistry Technician
  • Haematology Technician
  • Histology Technician
  • Laboratory Manager
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Medical Researcher
  • Microbiology Technician
  • Biomedical Technician
  • Publishers Representative

Entry Requirements


*Students undertaking the program are able to study 3 trimesters per year, allowing a 3 year degree to be completed in 2 years.

CRICOS Code: 059125M

Course Code: K05

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