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Introduction to Bioscience

Examine the functions of living organisms, magnified and up close. Identify and classify plants and animals.

Apply what you've learnt about biology, chemistry and the scientific process towards a role in research, academics or production. Consider specialising in fields that are making headlines, like genetics and molecular biology.

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Online bioscience subjects and short courses

University of South Australia

UndergraduateUSA-HLTH2036

Nutrition and Exercise Biochemistry

100% online

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Starts 16 Sep 2024

University of Tasmania

UndergraduateTAS-KPZ006

Backyard Biodiversity

100% online

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Starts 04 Nov 2024

University of Tasmania

UndergraduateTAS-KRA161

Introduction to Chemistry

Online & on-campus

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Starts 22 Jul 2024

University of Tasmania

100% online

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Starts 22 Jul 2024

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Online bioscience degrees

University of Southern Queensland

UndergraduateUSQ-BMS-DEG

Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences

Lab techniques, skills, and ethics for investigating human health

Online & on-campus

3 years full time or part time equivalent

University of South Australia

UndergraduateUSA-HEA-DIP

Diploma in Health

An introduction to health topics and university study

100% online

1 year full time or part time equivalent

Southern Cross University

UndergraduateSCU-MAR-DEG

Bachelor of Science (Marine Systems)

Manage and protect the underwater world

Online & on-campus

3 years full time or part time equivalent

Southern Cross University

UndergraduateSCU-SCI-DIP

Diploma of Science

A pathway to the lab or further science studies

Online & on-campus

1 year full time or part time equivalent

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There are a lot of reasons to study your course online through us.

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    We have a unique open-door policy that makes it possible for everyone to enrol in university study, no matter their academic history. If you don’t meet the entry requirements for a degree, we’ll help you get in through single undergraduate subjects and transition into a qualification from there.
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    Upskill without committing to a whole degree upfront. Or enrol in a full degree, but take it a subject at a time. We’ll introduce you to flexible study options you didn’t even know about, so you can fit uni around what matters to you.
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    Once you enrol through us, you’ll study online with the university that provides your degree. This means that when you complete your qualification, you’ll graduate with the same degree as on-campus students.
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Why study bioscience online?

Choosing to study online means that you can fit learning about bioscience in around current commitments, no matter where you are.

Bioscience highlights

  • Get an understanding of physiology.
  • Explore plants and animals on a cellular level.
  • Engage with contemporary issues like sustainability and genetic engineering.

Bioscience specialisations

  • Model climate and ecological change.
  • Explore ethical implications of biological change.
  • Use data to explore hypotheses.
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