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Undergraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2015 should refer to this course 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 course.

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This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2015 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences.

If you are seeking to commence your studies in 2016, please visit our new Find A Course for 2016.

Course code3418
Managing facultyMedicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Abbreviated titleBBiomedSc(Hons)
CRICOS code084600C
Total credit points required48
Standard duration of study (years)1 year FT

This course must be completed in a minimum of 1 year and a maximum of 2 years. The course duration is inclusive of any periods of intermission.

Study mode and locationOn-campus (Clayton)
Admission, fee and application details
Contact details

School of Biomedical Sciences: telephone +61 3 9902 9400; email or visit


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


This honours program is an additional year built upon the knowledge and experience gained in course 2230 Bachelor of Biomedical Science. In this honours course, students undertake approved research projects under the supervision of a member of the academic or research staff. There is a wide breadth of biomedical research available in the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, providing a high degree of flexibility for students to pursue their honours year in a field of their choice.

Studies can be undertaken within one of the schools of the faculty, including:

  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Psychology and Psychiatry
  • Central Clinical School
  • Eastern Health Clinical School
  • Public Health and Preventative Medicine
  • Southern Clinical School.

Studies can also be undertaken with one of the affiliated institutes such as the:

  • Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute
  • Baker Medical Research Institute
  • MacFarlane Burnet Centre for Medical Research
  • Mental Health Research Institute
  • Prince Henry's Institute of Medical Research
  • Monash Institute of Medical Research.


These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 8, the Bologna Cycle 1 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework level 8, the Bologna Cycle 1 and Monash Graduate Attributes (

Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that graduates will be able to:

  • demonstrate advanced knowledge and technical skills in a focussed area of biomedical science
  • develop, apply, integrate and generate biomedical science knowledge in professional contexts to analyse challenges and to develop effective solutions
  • collect, organise, analyse and interpret biomedical science data meaningfully using experimental and computational approaches
  • communicate ideas and results effectively to diverse audiences and in a variety of formats
  • work independently to undertake a scientific literature review and work collaboratively to design, develop and implement a research project
  • exercise personal, professional and social responsibility as a global citizen.

Entry requirements

The entry requirements for the Honours degree of Bachelor of Biomedical Science are completion of all requirements for course 2230 Bachelor of Biomedical Science at Monash University with an average of 70 per cent or higher in at least 24 points at third-year level (including at least 12 points in biomedical science core units).

Students applying for admission based on comparable qualifications in biomedical science will need to demonstrate that they have achieved an appropriate standard in comparable studies. The entire academic record will be examined, with a focus on the final year of studies.


This course consists of supervised research, and for some students depending on the discipline, coursework components. The research project and the writing up of a thesis constitutes the major portion of the student's work, as well as:

  • a core component common to all students
  • an approved component specific to the department or discipline in which the individual is undertaking their research project.


Students must complete:

  • BMS4100 Biomedical science research project
  • BMS4200 Advanced studies in biomedical science

Areas of study


Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours)