Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours) - 2019

Honours - Course

Commencement year

This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2019 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.

Other commencement years for this course: 2018, 2017 and 2016

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

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Managing faculty

Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences


Assoc Professor Timothy Cole

Admission and fees


Course type

One-year honours

Standard duration

1 year FT

You have a maximum of 2 years to complete this course including any periods of intermission and suspension, and must be continuously enrolled throughout.

Mode and location

On-campus (Clayton)


Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours)


This is a prestigious program of coursework and research in biomedical science for high achieving students who have completed the Bachelor of Biomedical Science or a comparable degree course.

You will undertake research methodology training and carry out an independent research project in your specialist field, working closely with a supervisor who will provide you with individual guidance and academic counselling. The course offers a pathway to higher level research in biomedical science.

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 you to pursue your honours year in a field of your choice.

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

  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Central Clinical School
  • Clinical Sciences at Monash Health
  • Primary and Allied Health Care
  • Public Health and Preventative Medicine.

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

  • Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute
  • Baker IDI
  • Hudson Institute of Medical Research.


These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework Level 8 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework Level 8 and Monash Graduate Attributes (

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

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


This course consists of a combination of coursework and research. In the coursework component you will develop advanced theoretical and/or technical knowledge of your area of focus within biomedical science. In the research component you will develop research methodologies appropriate to your focus and plan and execute a research project under the individual guidance of an academic supervisor.


This course comprises 48 points including research (36 points) and coursework (12 points):

  • BMS4100 Biomedical science research project (36 points)
  • BMS4200 Advanced studies in biomedical science (12 points)

Progression to further studies

Successful completion of this course may provide a pathway to a Monash master's by coursework, and if admitted you may be eligible for credit.

Successful completion of this course may also provide a pathway to a higher degree by research.