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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

Course Structure / Units


Year 1 - Biomedical Science

Core Units

  • SCH1101 Cultural studies
  • MHS1101 Anatomy and Physiology 1
  • MAT114 Introduction to statistics
  • HST1111 Population Health for students with a chemistry background OR
  • SCC1123 Chemistry for the life sciences for students without a chemistry background
  • SCC1226 Introduction to organic chemistry and biochemistry
  • MHS1102 Anatomy and Physiology 2
  • SCH1104 Introduction to Pathophysiology
  • PSY1101 Introduction to Psychology
Year 2 - Biomedical Science

Core Units

  • SCH2235 Applied Microbiology
  • SCH1111 Fundamental Biomedical Techniques
  • SCH1132 Human Evolution and Ecology
  • SCH3145 Biomedical Ethics
  • SCH1133 Human Genetics
  • SCH2111 Applied Physiology
  • MMS2103 Clinical Biochemistry
  • HST2122 Health Research Methodology
Year 3 - Biomedical Science

Core Units

  • HST3501 Health Research Project
  • SCH2226 Human Molecular Genetics
  • SCH2141 Advanced Biomedical Techniques
  • SCH3227 The Biology of Human Disease
  • MMS2102 Medical Microbiology
  • MMS3101 Evolutionary Perspectives on Health and Disease
  • SCH3323 Medical Genetics
  • SCH3434 Human Reproduction, Development & Ageing

*Please note these units are subject to change and should be used as an overview. Unit availability may differ upon each intake

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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