Bachelor of Science (Medical Biophysics)

BA-SCMBI Degrees and double degrees Hawthorn

This course has been discontinued - this course is closed for new enrolments, the information on this page is provided for continuing students.

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Note: There will be no intake into this program for students commencing in Semester 1 2014 and onwards. Please refer to the new Bachelor of Science program for entry requirements, application process and course structure details.

This course structure is for students commencing in 2010.
This high-calibre science program brings together physics, technology and physiology to examine and analyse biological process of the human body. It specifically focuses on determining system function and explaining this in fundamental terms. This course includes engineering mathematics and medical electronics to enhance understanding of modern monitoring technology, which is then put into the context of human physiology, from cells to systems.
Biophysics prepares students for work in high-demand research, data modelling and analytical areas of hospital departments related to the measurement and analysis of human organ and system functions. This course may also lead to employement as the interface between patients and instrumentation in areas such as medical imaging, neurology, intensive care, theatre, respiratory, and vascular and circulatory system function.

This course is also offered to Australian students through the Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship Program. Successful applicants are awarded HECS-waiver scholarships and will be funded for the duration of their course. For further information visit the Scholarships website.

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3 years full-time. An optional and additional year of Industry-Based Learning (IBL) is also available.

Study modes

  • Full-time,
  • Part-time (day)