You’re fascinated by the science of medicine. How things work. What makes our bodies do the things they do. A Bachelor of Medical Science will give you the tools to take that fascination and transform it into an amazing future.
Western Sydney University's Advanced Medical Science degree allows all the flexibility of the Medical Science degree and is designed for high-achieving students who want to extend themselves.
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Advanced Medical Science at Western
Our Advanced Medical Science degree allows all the flexibility of the Medical Science degree and is designed for high-achieving students who want to extend themselves.
This is a challenging program that includes advanced work, extension activities and additional research training. You will be linked to experienced researchers and be mentored throughout the Advanced Medical Science program.
This degree is exclusively for high-achieving students, and will continually challenge you to do even better and build on your academic success. Students in the Advanced degree program are automatically enrolled in The Academy, which offers interdisciplinary leadership programs, professional development and local and international internship and engagement opportunities for students.
The course structure is outlined in our handbook. Here you can view all of the units (subjects) you will be studying.
Biomedical science is a broad field that aims to understand the biology that underpins human and animal health and disease. In this major you will study the structure and function of biological organisms from the molecular to the systemic. The coursework in this major will give you an integrated foundation in physiology and anatomy, along with biochemistry, cell biology and genetics. This major will equip you with core discipline knowledge from which you can embark on unlimited career choices in or outside of a laboratory - from hospital pathology to biomedical engineering, medical technology and beyond.
This degree will provide you with the opportunity to learn about the basic sciences underpinning human health, wellbeing and its application to human disease. The anatomy and physiology major focuses on the anatomy and physiology of the human body in relation to health and disease. The degree also allows for enrolment in a variety of sub-majors (with choices such as pharmacology, cell biology, microbiology, or immunology) or free electives, so students can design their own learning journey.
The Bachelor of Medical Science Forensic Mortuary Practice is the only degree of its kind in NSW, the innovative course will prepare you for the expanding opportunities within forensic mortuary practice. The course is designed for students who are interested in gaining an in-depth insight into medical and forensic sciences. This program combines the disciplines of medical science (anatomy, physiology, pathology) with a strong focus on forensic science (analysis, anthropology, biology, chemistry and mortuary practice), underpinned by traditional biomedical disciplines.
A partnership with the Forensic and Analytical Science Service (FASS) will ensure appropriate and relevant work-integrated learning and promote career readiness. FASS will offer placements to students at their three major sites at Lidcombe, Newcastle and Wollongong in the final year of the course.
Graduates of this degree can look forward to career opportunities in the funeral industry, forensic pathology services or as a postmortem assistant.
A Human Nutrition Major in Medical Science uses biology, chemistry and physiology to develop concepts in food and nutrient form and function in relation to human metabolism and physiology. This major takes students through the ingestion, digestion, absorption, storage and utilization of proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals and trace element. Students learn how these nutrients can be managed with respect to appetite, exercise, health and disease as well as develop a wide range of laboratory and research skills. Students will also develop critical analytical skills to assess and implement recommendations for testing, monitoring and community education.
Students must maintain a grade point average of 5 or above to remain in the course. Those who do not maintain this average will be transferred to the Bachelor of Medical Science.
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As a Medical Science graduate, you will have a variety of career options to choose from, including roles in:
- medical research
- pathology laboratories
- veterinary pathology laboratories
- government health departments
- research and laboratory positions with organisations such as the CSIRO and the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO).
Laboratory Scientists conduct tests to assist in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease.
Professionals working in the pharmaceutical industry promote the safe use of medicines and contribute to research, testing and development of pharmaceuticals and medical products.
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*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the course (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their course based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their course past the normal finish date of the course will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its courses between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of courses for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.