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Bachelor of Biomedical Science

La Trobe University

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Biomedical science is the study of the human body, its structure and function in health and disease. Biomedical scientists require an understanding of medical biochemistry, microbiology, pharmacology, cell and molecular biology, physiology, infectious diseases and neuroscience.

This programme aims to give you a thorough understanding of human disorders and their underlying molecular basis. Subjects you'll cover are broadly similar to the pre-clinical components of medicine and dentistry.

Progression Pathway

Progression pathway - LTU

Practical Facilities

Full-fledged campus with well-equipped laboratories.

Programme Details

Contact Hours

Full-Time and Part-Time: 1205 hours

Maximum Candidature Period

Full-Time: 3 years

Part-Time:  6 years

Delivery Mode

Lectures, tutorials and project assignments will be conducted within PSB Academy Delta Campus.  

Some modules may be delivered by our university partners’ teaching staff in an intensive block mode.

Minimum Number of Students Before a Class Commences

Minimum 25 students are required before commencement of classes. 

Programme Structure

Programme Duration

The programme can be completed within 28 months for full-time pathway and 48 months for the part-time pathway.

Programme Structure

Students will undertake a total of 24 modules.

Assessment and Examination

Assessments may include assignments, tests, projects and final examinations.

Programme Outline

Advanced Biochemistry and Medical Biology Laboratory Course Group Project
Advanced Topics in Biochemistry and Cell Biology Introduction to Microbiology
Advanced Analytical Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Introduction to Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Advanced Topics in Biochemistry and Systems Biology Introduction to Biomedical Science
Practical Skills in Biomedical Science Metabolic Biochemistry and Cell Biology
Advanced Topics in Biomedical Science A Molecular and Human Genetics
Advanced Topics in Medical Science B Biology of Cell and Organism
Applications in Biomedical Science Organs and Organ Systems
Chemistry 1A Pharmaceutical Formulation A
Chemistry 1B Pharmacology A
Clinical Biochemistry and Haematology Pharmacology B
Genetics, Human Biology and Evolution Statistics for Life Sciences


Full/Part-time: March & September

Admission Criteria

Local Student Admission

Admission Requirements

The admission requirements are:

  • GCE ‘A’-Levels minimum 8 in total for the best 3 H2 subjects Min. Grade C for Chemistry or STPM 8.67 in total for the best 3 academic subjects; or
  • Local Science-related diploma in relevant areas; or
  • Local Engineering diploma with Calculus Mathematics background and has a ‘C’ average grade may be considered; or
  • PSB Academy Foundation Diploma in Life Sciences with an average ‘C’ grade, with a grade no lower than 'D' in any of the units; other than Chemistry where a minimum 'C' grade is required. or
  • Mature candidates (≥30 years old with 8 years work experience) (at least one of the above)

Advanced standing may be given for approved Diploma courses upon a final Diploma result specified in this table is achieved

English Language Requirement

  • And GCE 'O' or ‘A’ level English C or above or equivalent; OR
  • IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with no individual band score less than 6.0 OR
  • TOEFL Paper-based Test - a minimum overall score of 550 with a score of 5 or more in the Test of Written English OR
  • TOEFL Internet-based Test - a minimum overall score of 60 with a minimum for SLR 18; W 22 OR
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE) Minimum score of 57 with no communicative skill score less than 50.

International Student Admission

For more information on international students' entry requirements, please click here.


Local Student

12 Modules
Eligible for relevant polytechnic diploma holders
18 Modules
Eligible for relevant polytechnic diploma holders
24 Modules S$44, 940.00*

* All fees inclusive of 7% GST and may be subject to change annually
* Programme fee excludes textbooks

International Student

Programme Fee (International Admissions): S$44,940.00*

* All fees inclusive of 7% GST and may be subject to change annually
* Programme fee excludes textbooks

Local Applications

Find out more

If you require assistance, please speak with our Programme Consultants:

Programme ConsultantsContact

Johnny Fung
(Sport & Exercise Science programmes)
(Nursing programme)

DID: +65 6390 9170  Whatsapp: +65 9730 8286


Liesa Desisca
(Life Sciences programmes)

DID: +65 6390 9171 Whatsapp: +65 8438 6491


Stacey Lin
(Life Sciences programmes) 

DID: +65 639 09172 


International Applications

How to Apply

Please click here to view application procedures.