Bachelor of Science (Medical Science)

University of Sydney

Innovative approaches to health mean the broad medical and health sciences sectors are expanding and our graduates are in demand. Whether you want to join the leading edge of medical research or become a doctor or dentist with further study, the Bachelor of Science (Medical Science) will give you the essential foundation for a rewarding career improving the health of people and communities.

In this three-year course you will develop knowledge of the structure and function of the human body, from the molecular level through to whole systems. It will give you an excellent foundation for the University of Sydney’s graduate medicine or dentistry programs, or you may wish to launch straight into graduate research in medical science.

In your first year, you will cover the basic sciences: chemistry, biology and mathematics, plus electives. These units will give you the fundamental knowledge needed for the clinical subjects you will undertake in your second and third years.

In second year, you will complete core medical science units in physiology, pharmacology, biochemistry, anatomy, immunobiology and pathology. You will also be able to take science or non-science electives. In third year you will choose from medical science units and complete an interdisciplinary capstone project.

After completing this course you will have the ideal base for research in medical science. If you are planning a research career, you will need to consider an advanced coursework pathway or honours, followed by research in a PhD program.

Bachelor of Advanced Studies

You can also choose to combine your Bachelor of Science (Medical Science) degree with a Bachelor of Advanced Studies . In this combined course you can complete a second major, combine studies from a range of disciplines, undertake advanced coursework, and get involved in cross-disciplinary community, professional, research or entrepreneurial project work.

At a Glance

Course level Undergraduate
CRICOS Code 000719E
Institution Name University of Sydney
Campus Location Camperdown/Darlington campus
Institution Type University
Course Duration Duration full time: 3 years full time for Domestic and International students Duration part time: Part time study available for eligible applicants (excluding international student visa holders)
Course University University of Sydney

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