Associate Degree in Biomedical Sciences

University of Southern Queensland (USQ)

This program examines broad biomedical concepts and generate accurate scientific data to provide you with a pathway to further study or various career choices. Students will explore areas such as human anatomy and physiology, microbiology, immunology, cell and molecular biology, nutrition and biochemistry to gain an understanding of what it is like to work in research and clinical laboratories. Students will experience hands-on learning in laboratory-based residential schools or fortnightly labs for most of the first-year courses and laboratory-based residential schools supported by online or on-campus learning in their second year.

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At a glance

Type of Institution: University
Level: Undergraduate
Campus/Location: Toowoomba
Institution CRICOS: 00244B

Subjects

  • Biomedical Sciences

The University of Southern Queensland is a dynamic university dedicated to providing quality degrees and programs in a flexible and supportive environment. In over 50 years, USQ has become a prominent teaching and research institution providing education worldwide from three campuses: Toowoomba, Springfield and Ipswich. USQ also has an outreach hub located in Stanthorpe.

USQ is committed to helping students from all over the world achieve their career goals through study. USQ is known as one of Australia’s leading providers of on campus and online degrees in Australia and overseas, and ranks as Queensland’s number one university for graduate employability*. USQ graduates also have the highest starting salaries in Australia*.

* The Good Universities Guide 2019

USQ students are taught and engaged by lecturers who, like its programs, stay up-to-date with changes in industry. Regardless of whether students study on campus or online, USQ’s focus is to provide personalised support. As such, each student has access to Student Relationship Officers who can support students throughout their learning journey.

Courses

USQ programs are designed with the aim of preparing industry-ready, internationally recognised and qualified graduates. You can study at diploma, undergraduate, postgraduate and research levels either on campus or online. You may also undertake Professional Development single courses, pathway programs and English language courses.

Programs and courses are available in:

  • Business and Commerce
  • Creative Arts and Media
  • Education
  • Engineering and Built Environment
  • Health and Community
  • Humanities and Communication
  • Information Technology
  • Law and Justice
  • Sciences
  • Research
  • English Language and Pathway Programs
  • Professional Development.

Campuses

USQ offers free daily intercampus shuttle bus services between USQ Toowoomba, USQ Springfield and USQ Ipswich to give students more options and the flexibility to attend classes depending on their needs.

Toowoomba

Toowoomba is one of Australia's largest inland cities and is located just one hour and 45 minutes from Brisbane and just over two hours from the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast. With a population of approximately 160,000, Toowoomba is a thriving regional centre offering a diverse economy and the best of urban and regional environments. Toowoomba’s relaxed lifestyle and family-friendly atmosphere is a great choice for students wanting relief from large city life whilst still pursuing their career goals.

USQ Toowoomba is the original university campus and is well equipped with a wide range of facilities and support services catering to student needs. It offers the complete on-campus experience with its residential college accommodation and great range of student life activities to complement the academic program.

Springfield

Springfield is located approximately 45 minutes from Brisbane city, an hour from the Gold Coast and 90 minutes to Toowoomba. With a population of over 26,000, Springfield is one of the most dynamic urban growth areas in Queensland.

USQ Springfield provides a student-focused educational environment with the latest in program delivery and technology. With high quality facilities such as a digital production and performance hub and a world-class flight simulator, it has close industry ties to link students with work experience opportunities.

Ipswich

Ipswich is located in south-east Queensland and is easily accessible by public transport. It is 55 minutes to Brisbane city and just over one hour to the Gold Coast. Home to USQ’s School of Health and Wellbeing, USQ Ipswich includes custom-built paramedical training facilities and new clinical nursing laboratories, sports fields, a café and a gym.

USQ has been part of the Ipswich community since 2006, and now has over 1,000 students currently studying Human Services, Nursing, Midwifery, Paramedicine, Psychology, Sport and Exercise, and Tertiary Preparation.

USQHub@Stanthorpe

The Queensland College of Wine Tourism (QCWT) is USQ’s state-of-the-art $8.5 million education and training facility for the Queensland wine tourism industry. With the ability to link in with many support services both locally and within the university, this hub can provide you with support including:

  • Career counselling 
  • Learning support
  • Academic writing workshops 
  • Digital literacy workshops 

Online

Join over 75 per cent of USQ students who choose to achieve their career goals through online study. With over 100 courses available, students have flexible online classrooms to choose where, when and how they study.

Scholarships

USQ offers a range of bursaries and scholarships catering for students from all backgrounds. These are regularly updated.

 

USQ aims to ensure you get the most from your learning experience by offering flexible study options in a supportive environment. Whether you study on campus or online, you will have access to dedicated Student Relationship Officers who can provide you with support from the moment you enrol, to your graduation day.

As an international student arriving to study with USQ in Australia, you are offered the following:

  • Free airport collection and transfer to accommodation for new arriving students
  • Residential colleges and off-campus accommodation 
  • International student career advice 
  • Student welfare, health, counselling and wellbeing 
  • Multi-faith support and services 
  • Regular student events and activities
  • Disability resources. 

Where to stay 

USQ provides information on accommodation in its three campus locations. In Toowoomba and Springfield, on-campus accommodation is available to provide a friendly, residential community environment for students.

In close proximity to the Ipswich campus, independently owned and operated off-campus accommodation is available.

Are you ready to apply to study? It’s easy. Find out more about USQ’s application process and start your application today. There’s no fee for applying.

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