PSB Academy

Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Science),University of Western Australia

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The Biomedical Science programme provides a balanced range of science subjects that are making a significant contribution to modern medicine. The programme is designed for students who want a career in the biomedical or medical fields other than as a practising physician. New approaches to preventing,
diagnosing and treating disease are increasingly dependent on an understanding of how the body functions at the molecular, cellular, organismic and whole-body level. This detailed knowledge underpins strategies for gene and cell therapy, organ transplantation, and intervention by modulating cell function using recombinant products to detect and treat cancer, genetic and infectious diseases.


Programme Structure


The programme requires the completion of 24 units (144 points) and consists of 17 core units (102 points), 1 optional unit (6 points) and 6 elective units (36 points) of unspecified advanced standing (credit). Polytechnic diploma and diploma holders will receive advanced standing (credit) for all elective units. Students may receive additional credit for core units depending on GPA.


Programme Outline


Unit Code Unit Title Pre-requisite
1 Option ANHB1101, or
Human Biology I (Becoming Human), OR
Biological Inorganic and Physical Chemistry
Background in chemistry
2 Core SCIE1106 Molecular Biology of the Cell Background in biology and chemistry
3 Core CHEM1103 Biological Organic Chemistry Background in chemistry
4 Core GENE2204 Principles of Genetics Level 1 Biology
5 Core MICR2203 Introductory Immunology Level 1 biology
6 Core BIOC2201 Biochemistry of the Cell SCIE1106
7 Core SCIE2225 Molecular Biology SCIE1106
8 Core BIOC2202 Biochemical Regulation of Cell Function SCIE1106
9 Core MICR2204 Introductory Microbiology SCIE1106
10 Core GENE2230 Molecular Genetics SCIE1106
11 Core MICR3308 Infection & Immunity (Immunology & Infectious Disease) Part 1 (AC) MICR2203 and MICR2204
12 Core MICR3309 Infection & Immunity Part 2 (Immunology & Infectious Disease) MICR2203 and MICR2204
13 Core GENE3331 Molecular Genetics & Genomics Part 1 (AC) GENE2230
14 Core GENE3332 Molecular Genetics & Genomics Part 2 GENE2230
15 Core SCIE3326 Molecular Biology Part 1 (AC) SCIE2225
16 Core SCIE3327 Molecular Biology Part 2 SCIE2225
17 Core BIOC3353 Molecular & Structural Biochemistry Part 1 (AC) BIOC2201 and BIOC2202
18 Core BIOC3354 Molecular & Structural Biochemistry Part 2 BIOC2201 and BIOC2202


Delivery of programmes may not follow the sequence as shown and are subject to change.
Note: Elective units are not listed.



This programme can be completed within 2-4 years. For those with exemptions, this programme may be completed within a shorter period.


English Language Proficiency

Please note that all students must also meet the following minimum English proficiency requirements:

  • C6 or better for GCE O-Level; OR
  • 570 (paper-based total) and 230 (computer-based total) in TOEFL with Essay Rating/TWE of 4.5 or Internet-based Test (iBT): An overall score of 90 with a minimum score of 22 in the Writing section and no less than 20 in the other sections; OR
  • 6.5 in IELTS with no band less than 6.0; OR
  • Grade C for the Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English
  • Grade E for GCE A-Level



An Honours degree is available to students who satisfy the entrance requirements. Interested students should apply via student connect at The University of Western Australia.

Entry Requirements

  • Local Polytechnic Diploma with GPA ≥ 2.2; OR GCE A-Level and STPM (subject to the University’s admission guidelines);
  • GCE A-Level Mathematics with minimum Grade E or equivalent is also a pre-requisite for entry to the Bachelor of Science programmes

Delivery methods

  • Classroom and Laboratory

Assesment Methods

  • Laboratory assignments, projects and examinations

Graduation and Degree

  • Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Science)

Commencement date

Jan, Apr, Sep & Nov

Full/part time

Part Time

Length of course

24 Months

Course Price

$ 42,372.00

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