The Bachelor of Biomedical Physics is a multidisciplinary degree that combines biomedical science with physics applications. Some of the most challenging and rewarding applications of physics are in the area of biomedical physics. There is a broad range of applications for biomedical physics in areas such as radiation oncology, medical imaging and radiation safety. Knowledge of biomedical physics can be applied to instrument development, from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to simple glucose monitors or therapeutic agents based on nanoparticles.
This course provides students with skills and expertise that equip them to participate in the rapidly growing area at the interface between physics and biomedicine. Students gain advanced experimental, analytical and computational skills as well as an understanding of how the body works at a cellular and organ level. Students explore the biomedical applications of physics, ranging from the use of nanoparticles as diagnostic and therapeutic agents to medical imaging and diagnostic instrumentation.
Taking a transdisciplinary approach, Creative Intelligence and Innovation utilises multiple perspectives from diverse fields, integrating a range of industry experiences, real-world projects and self-initiated proposals, equipping graduates to address the wicked problems, complex challenges and untapped opportunities in today’s world.
By focusing on the high-level conceptual thinking and problem-solving practices that lead to the development of innovative, creative and entrepreneurial outcomes, students of the combined degree also gain leading edge capabilities that are highly valued in the globalised world, including dealing with critical and creative thinking, invention, complexity, innovation, future scenario building and entrepreneurship, and the ability to work on their own, across and between other disciplines. These creative intelligence competencies enable graduates to navigate across a rapidly accelerating world of change.