Bachelor of Biomedical Science

Key Information


3 years


February, July & November


ECU Sri Lanka Campus




2024 Domestic Unit Price (LKR)




2024 International Unit Price (USD)

Course Overview

The Bachelor of 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, histopathology, cytology, virology, immunology or medicine.

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.
  • 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.

Employment 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

  • Biochemistry Technician 
  • Histology Technician 
  • Laboratory Manager  
  • Laboratory Technician  
  • Laboratory Scientist 
  • Medical Researcher  
  • Research Officer 

Course Structure

Core Units

  • SCH 1101           Society Health and Culture
  • MHS1101          Anatomy and Physiology 1
  • MAT1114           Introduction to Statistics
  • SCC1123           Chemistry for the Life Sciences (for students without a Chemistry background)
  • SCH1133           Human Genetics
  • SCC1226           Introduction to Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • MHS1102          Anatomy and Physiology 2
  • SCH1104           Introduction to Pathophysiology
  • SCH1132           Human Evolution and Ecology

Core Units

  • SCH2235        Applied Microbiology
  • SCH1111           Fundamental Biomedical Techniques
  • SCH3145        Biomedical Ethics
  • SCH3239       Human Immunology 
  • SCH2111         Applied Physiology
  • SCH2232       Medical Biochemistry
  • SCH1105         Introduction to Pharmacology
  • SCH2142        Forensic Genetics 

Core Units

  • SCH2226          Human Molecular Genetics
  • SCH2141           Advanced Biomedical Techniques
  • SCH3227          The Biology of Human Disease
  • SCH 3244         Developmental biology
  • MMS3101          Evolutionary Perspectives on Health and Disease
  • SCH3323          Medical Genetics
  • SCH3434          Human Reproduction, Development and Ageing
  • MMS3500        Professional Practice in Biomedical Science

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

Entry Requirements


Domestic students please refer to:

International students please refer to:

**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