Monash University

Undergraduate - Area of study

Students who commenced study in 2015 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

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This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2015 and should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook. Any units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences component of any bachelors double degrees.

Managing facultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Offered bySchool of Biomedical Sciences


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.


Biomedical science is an interdisciplinary area of study and includes aspects of anatomy and developmental biology, biochemistry, cell biology, clinical medicine, epidemiology, genetics, immunology, microbiology, molecular biology, pharmacology and preventive medicine, and physiology.

The core units in courses offering this area of study have been designed to provide the student with the skills necessary to understand and investigate the functions of humans and other mammals and include aspects of the traditional biomedical sciences.

Biomedical science at Monash includes major contributions from many of the departments of the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences and the Faculty of Science.


For the schedule of units required to complete a given course in this area of study, refer to the Handbook entry for the relevant course.

Contact details

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Relevant courses

  • 2230 Bachelor of Biomedical Science
  • 3975 Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Scholar Program)
  • 3976 Bachelor of Biomedical Science Advanced with Honours
  • 4417 Bachelor of Biomedical Science and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 4527 Bachelor of Biomedical Science and Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
  • L3004 Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Biomedical Science
  • 3528 Bachelor of Biomedical Science and Bachelor of Science
  • 3418 Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours)