If you’re interested in how the body works then studying biomedical sciences could lead to a fascinating career in an expanding industry. Learn from expert teaching staff and benefit from the latest research focussed on key challenges in health including immunology and infectious disorders and pathogen genomics. Join the next generation of scientific leaders and entrepreneurs in the biotech, pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors.
Develop your understanding of the social and environmental issues that underpin healthcare. Work towards a healthy, fair and inclusive society by identifying strategies to promote better health and wellbeing to help prevent disease and illness. Gain a deeper understanding of the impact of societal issues so that you can make a difference to individuals, communities, and global health systems.
During undergraduate study there is the opportunity to undertake work integrated learning experiences with the Centre for Immunology and Infection Control to get real world hands on experience.
Some students pursue an Honours degree because they already know they want to do a PhD, however the Honours year is not just for those that think they want to pursue a further study. Pursuing a research project in your selected laboratory will provide you with an advanced skill set that many employees value highly over just undergraduate coursework training. If you think you want to work in a research laboratory as a research assistant, then completing Honours is a universal requirement. Prospective employers like to know that you can already work in a team as well as independently, and most importantly, have developed the critical thinking that is required during your Honours project. These skills are entirely transferrable so if you have multiple fields that interest you at this point, don’t stress, there is no need to pick an Honours project in the field that you ultimately want to work in.
“It is hard work and fast paced but it’s a great introduction to research and I have had a great honours experience. I have learnt a lot this year, other than technical skills I am learning to be confident in myself my abilities and my research findings. I have developed a strong passion for research and particularly infectious diseases and pathogens. “
– Bianca Sorbello