Biomedical science sits at the intersection of science and healthcare. It is the study of the biology of human health and disease and includes specialised subject areas such as pharmacology, human physiology and human nutrition. It is underpinned by relevant basic sciences including anatomy and physiology, cell biology, biochemistry, microbiology, genetics and molecular biology, immunology, mathematics and statistics, and bioinformatics.
The future of healthcare is changing, and our workforce needs graduates with the skills to understand and use a range of cutting-edge techniques and technologies, to interpret medical and research data, and to translate scientific and laboratory findings into clinical practice.
Here are five reasons to help you decide whether a Master of Biomedical Science is the right course for you.
By offering streams that are vocationally oriented and capitalise on our core research strengths, our locations (Camperdown and Westmead), and partnerships, the Master of Biomedical Science will help recent graduates and professionals to further their scientific training and acquire the necessary skills and make you readily employable.
Some of the careers that are possible include:
Biomedical science graduates make meaningful contributions to human health daily. Our specialisations will allow you to work in a range of areas of health from the investigative stages through to diagnosis and treatment.
Our curriculum is designed to allow you to choose from a diverse range of ‘hands-on’ experiences. You will be taught by world renowned academics, clinicians and scientists from across the Faculty of Medicine and Health.
Our interdisciplinary teaching comes from a collaboration between many groups including:
You have the option of choosing an industry and community or a research project as your capstone experience, depending on your interests.
Undertaking an industry and community project will build connections for future job opportunities. It will enable you to bring together concepts, principles and applications learnt in the course and provide the opportunity to integrate and consolidate your learning into real-world challenges.
If you decide to undertake a research project, this will help propel you towards a PhD in your area of interest.
There’s no better backdrop to study biomedical science than in the heart of one of Sydney’s largest health precincts. With Royal Prince Alfred and Westmead hospital right at your doorstep you can easily access leading infection and immunity or cancer treatment centres.
You will also have access to state-of-the-art facilities and learning spaces. Opening in 2021, the Susan Wakil Health Building has been designed to support multidisciplinary learning across all health disciplines to better prepare our graduates for the future health workforce.
Hands-on learning will take place in PC2 containment facilities, award winning teaching laboratories in the Charles Perkins Centre, recently refurbished wet laboratories, and brand-new learning spaces at the Westmead Education and Conference Centre and Westmead Innovation Centre.
We also offer Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma degrees for each area of specialisation: