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Bachelor of Biomedicine (Degree with Honours)

In 2011, the Bachelor of Biomedicine (Degree with Honours) was introduced, offering increased study opportunities for Biomedicine students within the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences. The course code for this is BH-BMED.

For course eligiblity details, please browse to the 'Entry Requirements' webpage.

The Bachelor of Biomedicine (Degree with Honours) year provides students with the opportunity to integrate their previous studies with advanced studies in their field of interest within the biomedical and health sciences, and focus their knowledge, skills and intellect on an exciting piece of original research.

Each program within the Bachelor of Biomedicine (Degree with Honours) is comprised of two components:

  • The advanced coursework component provides opportunities for increasing students’ depth of knowledge in their particular areas of interest and expanding the theoretical basis on which they will base their research work. It provides students with the opportunity to develop expertise in the broad scientific field in which their individual research project is placed, including the methodologies of the relevant field(s), and the use of the scientific literature in their specialist area of study.
  • The research project provides students with the opportunity to apply their knowledge and technical skills in a supervised research project and develop skills in experimental design, project implementation and in the communication of the outcomes of a research project. The project develops students’ technical and data acquisition skills, their problem-solving and critical thinking capacities in the context of research, their skills in communicating to a variety of audiences and the application of appropriate risk assessment and ethical approval processes.

Honours applicants who are offered a place will be automatically considered for a scholarship (if it is available in the relevant year), which will be awarded on academic merit.

Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences (MDHS) Honours projects are available in the following areas for the Bachelor of Biomedicine (Degree with Honours):

Further Information

Make an enquiry or visit:

University Health Hub
Level 1, Brownless Biomedical Library
Parkville Campus

Mon-Thurs: 8.45am - 5.30pm
Fri:            8.45am - 5pm

Academic Contact

Associate Professor Tony Hughes
MDHS Honours Coordinator
Phone: +61 (3) 8344 8604

Honours projects in the following discipline areas are not administered by the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences:

Applicants for these non-MDHS Honours streams are advised to contact the relevant departments/schools directly.

If you intend to apply for MDHS Honours through the Bachelor of Biomedicine (Degree with Honours), please browse to the 'How To Apply - MDHS Honours' webpage for application instructions.