When you’re a scientist, you’re a pioneer of change and discovery. And you could find yourself exploring new ways of curing or treating disease, researching new medical techniques, or communicating your findings to the world.
As our student, you’ll learn from active researchers and academics who have won awards for teaching excellence. You’ll also have the opportunity to engage with relevant industry and community partners.
With a degree in biomedical science, you’ll be equipped to enter a career in the research, commercial or education aspects of science. Your skills in analysis, problem solving and decision making will mean you’re employable by a range of industries, not only science-based organisations.
“I have really enjoyed my time at ACU. What I enjoy the most about being a student here is that the faculty and student support are really good. I've gotten to know staff members really well. I appreciate how they are happy to give me the extra help when I need it. There's a really friendly and warm atmosphere here at ACU.”
Dr Christian Cobbold is a senior lecturer and the biomedical science degree coordinator, with a clinical biochemistry background. He undertook a PhD in virology and cell biology, and subsequently ran a research group at Oxford University investigating the cell biology of Menkes disease, a disease characterised by defective copper transport. Dr Cobbold has a passion for research and high quality teaching, and since 2013 has published six peer reviewed papers with students as first author, providing them invaluable literature and research skills.
His research interests lie primarily in the field of exercise and health, particularly physical activity and cardiorespiratory fitness associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease. He also has a passion for the integration of eLearning into teaching and learning strategy, and coordinates projects involved in the use of technology in the classroom to improve student engagement and outcomes.
It is a misconception that teenagers are the only ones who will benefit from attending Open Day.
At Open Day there are a lot of things to see and people to talk to. Here are a few essential Open Day events by faculty.
Books, fees, living expenses – costs can be a factor when considering study. But it shouldn’t stop you from pursuing your goals.
Luckily, we offer a range of scholarships to commencing and continuing students. They recognise everything from rewarding academic achievement to supporting equality. And with nearly 400 scholarships on offer, and the opportunity to apply for as many as you like, it pays to check your eligibility.
We believe great work that makes a positive impact should be recognised – and rewarded. So if you are regularly volunteering, we invite you to apply for our Community Achiever Program (CAP). If you are accepted into the program, you’ll receive an offer into an undergraduate degree as early as August. And you’ll become part of ACU’s CAP community.