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Health science and biomedicine


Stand at the forefront of health and science with a degree that’s highly regarded by the industry.

  • Get the best preparation for a career in health, with work placements, world-class teachers and online learning for many courses.
  • Get hands-on experience and placements in a range of workplaces from hospitals to regional health and community organisations.
  • Learn from industry-leading practitioners and renowned researchers, with industry partners including Thermo Fisher Scientific, Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute, Hexima and AdAlta.
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Your questions answered

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What did you love most about your health science degree?

Naomi talks about the wide variety of learning styles she got to take part in while studying.

What was your favourite subject in your health science degree?

Naomi gives insight into what she learnt and the experiences she gained in her favourite subject.

Is a double degree worth it?

Naomi talks about how studying a double degree increased her career outcomes.

What's the benefit of studying health science at La Trobe?

Naomi shares why she thinks studying health science is a good idea.

What's your top advice for getting a range of skills while studying?

Naomi talks about how important her internships were in building diverse skills.

TOP 300

globally for public health

ShanghaiRanking, 2021


median weekly earnings for full-time pharmacists


La Trobe undergraduates found employment within four months of graduation

Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) 2021

Possible careers

Pursue opportunities in a wide range of sectors and industries, including the biomedical, biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, government, healthcare agencies, community health centres, hospitals, and private healthcare organisations.

Research human diseases and their prevention and treatment methods in a laboratory.

Use your knowledge of anatomy, physiology, genetics, chemistry and more to develop new technologies, products or processes.

Assess clinical conditions, review medication profiles, deliver vaccinations, offer advice on medication and keeping healthy, prescribe and dispense medicines.

Develop healthy, safe and delicious food. Work to improve food products, processes and packaging.

Improve the health of individuals and communities through the promotion of health knowledge, disease prevention and other related issues.

Monitor and enforce health and safety procedures in the workplace.

Develop policies to protect public health.

Explore Health science and biomedicine

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Health science and biomedicine courses

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