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 Medicinal Chemistry major for this degree is accredited by the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) for normal entry of a graduate to the Chartered Chemist qualification.
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. Medicinal chemistry lies at the interface of chemistry, biology and medicine. This major will give you a solid background in physiology, anatomy and pharmacology and will show you how chemistry and chemical design can lead to therapeutics and diagnostics that improve human health. You will learn how the natural world is a rich source of novel compounds and drug leads. A Bachelor of Medical Science (Medicinal Chemistry) degree will equip you with the multidisciplinary tools to succeed in careers as diverse as pharmaceutical development, biotechnology and quality assurance.
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.However, students on Parramatta and Hawkesbury campuses will be required to attend laboratory sessions for a number of units at Campbelltown.
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.