The Bachelor of Medical Science prepares you for a career in a range of laboratory roles, as well as providing an avenue for further study including graduate research programs. It can also lead to roles in a range of industry settings, from government health departments to organisations such as the CSIRO and Australian Nuclear Science & Technology Organisation (ANSTO).
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Advance human health
This course provides the specific knowledge required for roles in the medical science field, with specialisation options in biomedical science, medicinal chemistry, and anatomy and physiology. Graduates of this course go on to work in a range of setting including medical research laboratories, hospital laboratories and in pathology laboratories. Studying medical science can also lead to positions in the pharmaceutical, medical sales and various research and quality control laboratories. If you’re looking at graduate study options, this degree provides an ideal platform for further research programs as well as medicine and pharmacy courses.
The Medicinal Chemistry major within the Bachelor of Medical Science 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: available at Campbelltown, Parramatta and Hawkesbury campuses.
The Biomedical Science major integrates medical microbiology, biochemistry, human metabolism, physiology, pathology and molecular biology as they affect the human body and its condition. Students may choose several pathways to achieve extra emphasis in specialised areas, such as immunology or human molecular biology. Students undertaking Concepts in Human Anatomy will be required to attend a minimum of two workshops at Campbelltown Campus
Medicinal Chemistry: available at Campbelltown, Parramatta and Hawkesbury campuses.
This major begins by building a foundation in chemistry, physiology, cell biology and anatomy, then develops into areas such as pharmacology, biochemistry, organic chemistry and advanced medicinal chemistry.
It takes an integrated approach to thechemistry of drugs, disease and the human body. However, students on Hawkesbury campus will be required to attend laboratory sessions for a number of units at either Campbelltown or Parramatta campuses.
Anatomy and Physiology: available at Campbelltown, Parramatta and Hawkesbury campuses.
This major develops the fundamentals of chemistry and biology, then focuses on an advanced study of anatomy and physiology, extending into specialised areas such as neuroanatomy and anatomy of the head and neck.
Flexibility allows a choice of increased emphasis on physiology or anatomy. However, students on Parramatta and Hawkesbury campuses will be required to attend laboratory sessions for a number of units at Campbelltown.
Fees and delivery
Fees: Varies depending on units selected. View available units in our handbook. We have developed a student contribution fee calculator to help you work out what your contribution amount is per unit.
Delivery: On campus
Fees: AUD $29,040*
Delivery: On campus
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Graduates of this course can look forward to career opportunities in:
- Pathology labs
- Veterinary pathology labs
- Pharmaceuticals and cosmetics
- Government health departments
- Medical sales
Medical researchers conduct tests to assist in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease.
Pharmaceutical Industry Professional
Professionals working in the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries promote the safe use of medicines and contribute to research, testing and development of pharmaceuticals and medical products.
Pathologists identify the cause and processes of disease and illness by examining changes in body tissue and in blood and other body fluids, and conduct tests on samples of tissues, blood and body secretions.
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Major in Medicinal Chemistry and you can apply for membership of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute.
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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.