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Biomedical Sciences: The web of life

BBiomedSc infosheet graphicA biomedical science degree takes an interdisciplinary approach to sciences. The diverse departments that contribute papers to this degree are able to provide training across the whole spectrum of biomedical sciences—there is no narrow focus or restricted choice here!

The University of Otago is acknowledged as a world leader in biomedical sciences, with graduates moving on to diverse careers: from developing sports powders to investigating the pathology of Hepatitis C.

Why study Biomedical Sciences?

The Biomedical Sciences aim to equip graduates with the skills required to meet the constantly changing boundaries of modern biosciences. You can combine papers from two or more disciplines into one of six exciting and innovative majors—the 'web' that underpins modern biological and medical research.

The biomedical sciences are:

  • Drugs and human health
  • Functional human biology
  • Infection and immunity
  • Molecular basis of health and disease
  • Nutrition and metabolism in human health
  • Reproduction, genetics and development

More information about Biomedical Sciences

Download the Biomedical Sciences infosheet (PDF 240 KB) for more information about the following:

  • Background required
  • The differences between a BBiomedSc and a BSc degree
  • Career opportunities
  • The BBiomedSc honours programme

Please contact the Otago School of Medical Sciences for further details:

Email bms@otago.ac.nz
Web otago.ac.nz/bms