Bachelor of Medical Science

Make this your stepping stone to a career in science

Our Bachelor of Medical Science is your step toward a career in diagnostic pathology laboratories. It has been designed to form a sound basis for employment in a wide range of biological research laboratories (including medical research) as well as in government regulatory laboratories. It is also the perfect stepping stone for entry into postgraduate medicine, pharmacy and other allied health specialties.

Open to new admissions


Admission open to

Domestic students and International students

Level of Study


Full-time Study Duration

3 years

Lowest Selection Rank




Course code


CRICOS number


Career Outcomes

Study a Bachelor of Medical Science at UC and you will:

  • focus on a breadth of clinical diagnostic expertise
  • gain a breadth of clinical diagnostic expertise
  • become proficient in the laboratory environment
  • cultivate a background in chemical and biological sciences and their interaction
  • be equipped with the skills to take responsibility and work flexibly in a regional laboratory environment or as a specialist in a specific discipline
  • be thoroughly prepared for your entry into postgraduate medicine, pharmacy or allied health specialties.

Career Opportunities

  • Biological and medical research laboratory
  • Government regulatory laboratory
  • Regional laboratory

Work Integrated Learning

Work-integrated learning (WIL) is all about learning first-hand through real work or work-like experiences. At UC it is an essential component of most of our courses and reinforces our commitment to preparing highly employable graduates with the right mix of skills and knowledge. Throughout your course you will have the opportunity to engage in WIL via internships, clinical placements, industry and community projects, professional mentoring and simulated workplace settings.

Course details

Sample study plan


  • Chemistry 1a
  • Concepts in Biology
  • Mathematical Methods
  • Restricted Choice
  • Chemistry 1b
  • Data Analysis in Science
  • Communication in Science
  • Systemic Anatomy and Physiology


  • Biochemistry
  • Genetics
  • Human Physiology and the Lifecycle
  • Open Elective
  • Introduction to Microbiology
  • Human Biochemistry
  • Advanced Physiology
  • Molecular and Cellular Biology


  • Immunology
  • Clinical Microbiology
  • Pathobiology
  • Integrated Studies of Disease
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Open Elective (x2)
  • Restricted Choice

Course specific

High achieving students may wish to pursue an honours degree to develop a deeper understanding and extend their career in medical research. If you're seeking professional accreditation for medicine, pharmacy, physiotherapy and science education further study is also required.


Looking for more detail about the units you will study? Want to know more about fees, admission requirements and delivery modes?

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Head over to our Personalised Course Guide for detailed information presented in a simple-to-get PDF.

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