The Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences (BBiomedSc) offers study in a combination of subject areas that promote understanding of the scientific basis of health and disease in humans. This programme is complementary to the existing majors offered within the BSc degree (i.e. Anatomy, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Physiology, etc.), but allows a wider diversity of health-related papers to be taken.
The degree provides a suitable qualification for graduate entry into medicine and other professional health science programmes, as well as increasing the range of career opportunities accessible to graduates. Students completing the First Year Health Sciences course will have met the requirements to advance to 200-level in the Biomedical Sciences degree.
The Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences with Honours (BBiomedSc(Hons)) is available to students who have completed the requirements for the BBiomedSc degree with an average grade of at least B+ for the appropriate 300-level papers.
Major subject areas
Within the Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences (BBiomedSc) programme you can major in one of six areas:
- Drugs and Human Health
- Functional Human Biology
- Infection and Immunity
- Molecular Basis of Health and Disease
- Nutrition, Metabolism and Human Health
- Reproduction, Genetics and Development
School of Biomedical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 56
School of Biomedical Science
Sayers Building 290 Great King Street