Science

Medical Science

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91.00 ATAR 2017
3.0YEARS
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Fascinated by the human body? A medical science degree will teach you all about life, death, health and disease

Medical Science underpins the study of Medicine. The Bachelor of Medical Science is offered over three years and run jointly by the Science and Medicine faculties.You will learn about the human body; how it functions down to its smallest parts; how it reacts to disease and the drugs that are used to treat disease. Discover the processes of development from the fertilised ovum, to why we all look different and the role genetics plays, how and why we have natural defences and which structures and parts of our brain command how we move, think and feel. Medical science truly incorporates many facets of the scientific disciplines.

On completion of your degree you are awarded a Bachelor of Medical Science. You’ll have the opportunity, if you choose and your performance permits, to undertake a fourth year that involves research leading to an honours degree. 

Majors
Students may wish to complete a major in one of the following areas:

  • Human Anatomy
  • Human Pathology
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Medical Pharmacology
  • Medical Physiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Neurobiology
Completion of a major is not a compulsory part of the program. Where a student would like to graduate with a major this must be declared by the commencement of a student's final year of study.

Graduate entry stream for UNSW Medicine
If you are interested in studying Medicine at UNSW, there is a pathway for high-performing Medical Science students. If you’re intending to apply for entry to the degree via the Bachelor of Medical Science you must have completed all compulsory courses by the end of Stage 2. Visit the Faculty of Medicine website for further information.

Assumed Knowledge
Mathematics and Chemistry.

Recommended Knowledge

Biology

Program Code: 

3991

UAC Code: 

429700

CRICOS Code: 

030459E

Award Level: 

  • Bachelor Degree

Award: 

Bachelor of Medical Science

Minimum Units Of Credit for Award: 

144
Bachelor of Medical Science
A medical science degree will teach you all about life, death, health and disease