Bachelor of Biomedical Science

Provided by PSB Academy


Awarded by La Trobe University

Course introduction


In the Bachelor of Biomedical Science degree students, will combine the fields of biology, pharmacology and medicine, as well as aspects of anatomy, biochemistry, microbiology, genetics, immunology, cell and molecular biology, physiology and neuroscience.

The degree will teach them about the human body, its structure and its functions. This includes understanding how diseases manifest and how drug strategies are used to treat these diseases. Students will also learn the practical skills needed to explore the underlying molecular basis of acute and chronic illnesses, understand how to apply biomedical research and how to convey scientific and biomedical science information.

  • Advanced Standing
    Receive 6 – 12 module exemptions with a relevant polytechnic diploma qualification, with possible completion in 12 – 36 months.
  • Purpose-Built Science Labs
    Work with some of the industry’s most commonly used equipment across our three life science and chemistry labs, which are designed through more than 10 years of teaching life science.
  • Progress to Medical Pathway
    Graduates with MCAT/GAMSAT may be able to progress to medical school, subject to institutions’ admission requirements.
Potential Career Opportunities
  • Biochemist
  • Clinical Trials Administrator
  • Research and Development
  • Forensic Science

Curriculum Overview

Programme Structure

Year 1 Modules

  • Biology of Cell and Organism
  • Chemistry 1A
  • Chemistry 1B
  • Foundations of Biomedical Science
  • Genetics, Human Biology and Evolution
  • Organs and Organ Systems
  • Pharmaceutical Formulation A
  • Statistics for Life Sciences
Year 2 Modules
  • Introduction to Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Introduction to Microbiology
  • Metabolic Biochemistry and Cell Biology
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Pharmacology A
  • Pharmacology B
Year 3 Modules
  • Advanced Analytical Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Advanced Biochemistry and Medical Biology Laboratory Course
  • Advanced Topics in Biochemistry and Cell Biology
  • Advanced Topics in Biochemistry and System Biology
  • Advanced Topics in Biomedical Science A
  • Advanced Topics in Medical Sciences B
  • Applications of Biomedical Science
  • Clinical Biochemistry and Haematology
  • Group Project
  • Practical Skills in Biomedical Science

Entry Requirements

Local Qualifications

  • GCE ‘A’-Levels minimum 8 in total for the best 3 H2 subjects or, STPM 8.67 in total for the best 3 academic subjects, and min. grade C for Chemistry; 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 Pass, and with a Pass in each of the units
Advanced standing may be given for approved Diploma courses upon a final Diploma result. All applications are subject to approval by La Trobe University. 

Minimum Age Requirement
  • 16 years old

English Language Requirements
  • GCE ‘O’ or ‘A’ level English C or above or equivalent; OR
  • IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 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 – 64 with 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE) Overall score of 50 with no communicative skill score less than 50
English language test scores must be less than two years old at the date of application to La Trobe University.

Duration & Intake

Programme Duration

The programme can be completed within 12-28 months, depending on number of exemptions. Terms: 4 modules in a trimester
[Part-time option available]

Intake Period
  • September

Fees & Funding

Total Course Fees

Singapore-based Students & International Students
  • 24 modules: S$47,508.00
  • 18 modules: S$35,631.00 ^
  • 12 Modules: S$23,754.00^
Progressing Students*
Singapore-based Students: S$45,132.60 (24 modules)
International Students: S$47,508.00 (24 modules)

Payment Instalments
  • 24 modules: 6
  • 18 modules: 5
  • 12 Modules: 3
^ Relevant Life Science Polytechnic Diploma holders can enjoy 6 to 12 module exemptions, subject to university entry requirements.
* Applicable for students w
ho completed PSB Academy’s Foundation Diploma in Life Sciences
All fees are subject to annual revision. Total course fee is inclusive of lab fees.

Mandatory Fees

Singapore-based Students
  • Application Fee: S$128.40
  • Student Development Fee: S$321.00
International Students
  • Application Fee: S$450.00
  • Student’s Pass issuance and multiple journey visa fees (varies by country): S$60.00 – S$90.00
  • Student Induction and Development Fee (For New International Student): S$1,070.00
  • Students Induction and Development Fee (For Progressing International Student): S$321.00
All fees are subject to annual revision.