The Bachelor of Biomedicine is ideal preparation for a career in medicine and professional health - it is aligned with those offered by many top institutions worldwide. Here are some of our Biomedicine students in the School of Biomedical Sciences. Read their stories and find out why these ambitious minds chose Melbourne.
"My fellow students are compassionate people who are deeply interested in healthcare and how science can be used to help others."
"I really loved third year - I got to focus on what I was most interested in and hear from world renowned experts across so many different areas."
"Keep your options open. You never know what subject might trigger a 'moment of truth' and guide you down a future pathway.."
"Through studying the Bachelor of Biomedicine I have received a wonderful introduction to health sciences…I’ve become more organised, focused and confident."
"I wanted to do something a little different and make my own way - so I chose to move to Australia rather than study at home in New Zealand."
"The people I have met have been the highlight – friends, colleagues and the world class lecturers, academics and researchers. I have been inspired by the talent around me."
"I took up any opportunities that came my way - I attended grad expos, panels, orientation activities and talked to current and past students to help with the transition to Melbourne."
"As a research student who is devoted to biomedical research, the University of Melbourne provides the perfect place to feed my curiosity and realise my ideas."
"Surround yourself with supportive peers and excel together – and fully engage with the exceptional teaching staff at the university."
"Learning how to be independent, being exposed to new cultures and perspectives – and adapting and adjusting to a new environment…it’s been an empowering experience."
"I like that the University of Melbourne offers ‘breadth’ - it allows students to broaden their minds and knowledge."
"I’ve met incredibly accomplished academics and gotten a glimpse into biomedical engineering research at a much earlier stage in my degree than I could have hoped for."
"There is such a diverse range of opportunities available to Biomedicine students at Melbourne - like the exchange program."
"The specific effects of exercise on our muscular and cardiovascular systems, and how consistent training can lead to increased strength and endurance capacity over time, particularly interests me."
"The biomedical precinct was what attracted me to Melbourne - the scope of the quality of research output, receiving lectures from world leading researchers and clinicians has really made me realise how special this precinct is."
“I haven’t had a lecturer or tutor so far that was not deeply passionate about what they were teaching and always trying their best to help students.”
"I have a keen interest in technology, and am hoping to incorporate this into my medical career - using technology to find creative solutions to medical issues."
"Getting to hear the exciting stories of the academics and researchers inspired me to go beyond the boundaries and be extraordinary."
“Biomed has opened up my eyes to the vast horizon of possibilities…”
Hear what it's like studying Biomedicine from alumni Sarah Fletcher and Michael Barrese.