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What is Biomedicine?

Biomedicine is a field of medical science in which professionals apply biological and physiological principles to clinical research and practice.

A career in biomedicine is typically within the professional health care or pharmaceutical industry. For those not interested in Clinical careers, there are many opportunities for those with a biomedicine background within policy and research, amongst a range of other fields.


Choosing a Pathway

The interactive map below shows different pathways that highlight the steps taken by real professionals in that field.


Choosing a Biomedicine field

Deciding which Biomedical specialisation to work toward may be easier than you think. Whether you want to develop hearing aids, develop new drugs, help people start a family, or find evidence in a crime, you can do it, and much more with Biomedicine.

The following specialisations include information about what sort of work is involved, a range of related jobs, the type of skills you might expect to come out of a Biomedical profession.

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Undergraduate Study

A common first step in the Medicine pathway is undertaking an undergraduate Biomedicine or Science degree.

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Fourth Year Programs

After completing an undergraduate program, some students elect to continue on to a year of honours, especially if they are interested in pursuing medical academic research.

For those who choose to pursue a fourth year, finding a course that accommodates their grades and location preferences can be tough.

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Postgraduate Study

For those individuals who completed a Biomedicine, Science or related degree, in order to continue into specific fields such as Audiology, Embryology or Research, a postgraduate degree is commonly required.

Some individuals who completed an undergraduate or fourth-year program, yet decided not to continue on a direct Biomedicine pathway, often pursue alternative careers.

Finding a suitable program that suits your needs requires research and time. We have done that work for you!

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The skills learnt in Biomedicine can be applied to various other fields and industries

Below are some alternative pathways you may consider if you decide biomedicine is not the right career for you.

Chiropractics, Osteopathy & Physiotherapy

Chiropractors are concerned with healing people's musculoskeletal structure, typically focusing on the spine, using spinal manipulation and similar treatments.

Osteopaths are also concerned with healing people's musculoskeletal structure, however they take a broader approach than Chiropractors, and focus on the whole body.

Physiotherapists are concerned with helping people overcome musculoskeletal conditions through rehabilitation, massage and related physical therapies.

Consultancy & Pharmaceutical Advisory

Many biomedicine graduates who enjoy helping people on a large scale, but also prefer a more structured or business-oriented career might step back from biomedical practice and instead focus on fields such as business management or patent law.

Policy & Government

The world of Pharmaceuticals is not the only place biomedical graduates can go to make a difference on a large scale.

Working for local or national governments as healthcare advisers and consultants, or as policy makers, allows individuals to change and improve the field of biomedical science on a local, national or even global level.


One of the best ways to make an impact is to pursue a career that helps future generations to learn and find their way in life.

Biomedicine graduates make inspiring teachers, with many opting to undertake postgraduate studies in education in order to inspire future generations of science and medicine students.


Other types of careers and roles that medicine students often pursue involve roles such as Program/Project Management, Occupational Health and Safety Advice and Inspection, Welfare Support Work such as Disability Services, Business Management, among many other roles.

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