Bachelor of Biomedicine / Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

Summary

CRICOS course code: 106660E
Level of study: Undergraduate

In today’s world, there is a focus on Health and professionals with expertise in biotechnology and law are sought after. This exciting program combines both biotechnology and law enabling you to graduate with two degrees and work in either sector. There is a need to supply start-up services in biomedicine/biotechnology areas that can be staffed and supported by intelligent and informed professionals who can cater to the needs of these expanding sectors.
The School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy provide expertise in the health and medical science content regarding the pharmaceutical, therapeutics goods and medical technology industries. The well-known and highly regarded School of Law will develop your skills and understanding in Contract Law, Health Law and Intellectual Property Law so that you can make a meaningful contribution in this sector. Knowledge in Intellectual property law can help to navigate commercialisation and is covered within the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (LLB) program. There is great synergy, potential and demand for collaboration between these programs for the purposes of changes in policy and regulatory affairs.
What you will study
To meet the requirements of the Bachelor of Biomedicine/Bachelor of Laws (Honours) students are required to complete 400 units as follows:
160 units of Core Biomedical Science courses
160 units of Core Law courses
80 units of Law Directed courses
Students will study core courses in biomedical science that provide advanced theoretical knowledge in:
Anatomy
Cell and molecular biology
Genetics
Immunology and microbiology
Medical biochemistry
Neuroscience
Pathophysiology
Pharmacology
Physiology
You will learn and develop skills by studying courses in various aspects of law including:
Torts Law
Property
Criminal law and procedure
Evidence
Equity and trusts
Administrative law
Property law
Contract law
Career opportunities
Graduates of the combined program will have a wide variety of vocational pathways in expanding sectors, which require an in depth understanding of scientific, biotechnology and legal principles, in a commercial and regulatory context.
With 89.2% of our undergraduate law graduates and 84% of our undergraduate science and mathematics graduates securing full-time employment within four months of graduating (Graduate Outcomes Survey 2019-2021), this combined program offers strong career outcomes. See below for career outcomes.
Law:
Solicitor
Barrister
IP lawyer and policy influencer
Corporate Lawyer
In-house legal counsel for a biomedical/vaccination/biotech/medical tech corporation
Law Clerk/Paralegal
Legal Aid Lawyer
Political Advisor
Public policy advisor
Biomedical industries:
Pharmaceutical/biotechnology industries
Commercialisation/entrepreneurship
Research and academia
Medicine and allied health
Secondary education

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