Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences (Advanced)

The University of Adelaide

Entry Requirements

Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject.

English Language Requirements

IELTS: Overall 6.5 (Reading 6, Listening 6, Speaking 6, Writing 6); TOEFL: Internet-based: Total score of 79 with a minimum of 21 in Writing, 18 in Speaking and 13 in Reading and Listening; TOEFL Paper-based: Total score of 577 with a minimum of 4.5 in the Test of Written English (TWE); Pearsons: Overall 58 (Reading 50, Listening 50, Speaking 50, Writing 50); Cambridge: Overall 176 (Reading 169, Listening 169, Speaking 169, Writing 169).

Course Details

Want to tackle humanity’s greatest health challenges? Aspire to be outstanding in your field? The Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences (Advanced) is a distinctive degree for students who want to excel.

What will you do?

Our advanced degree emphasises innovation and entrepreneurship, as well as applied clinical and research skills. You will:

  • explore health from cellular, system, individual and population perspectives
  • study solutions to frontline healthcare problems in a unique “hacking health” course
  • learn about health collaborations and get hands-on training in our state-of-the-art Adelaide Health Simulation
  • develop strategies for getting health discoveries into practice with the University’s Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and Innovation Centre
  • learn from award-winning health researchers
  • undertake a year-long research placement or internship.

You’ll also pursue a specialisation in one of a diverse range of areas:

  • Neurosciences
  • Clinical Trials
  • Nutritional Health
  • Public Health
  • Medical Sciences
  • Reproductive and Childhood Health.

Degree Structure:

Providing general foundation studies in a broad range of areas in Health and Medical Sciences, the degree structure requires students to undertake a major, leading to an in-depth understanding in one specialised health-related area.

The degree offers majors in one of two streams.

The Medical Health stream offers majors in:

  • Clinical Trials
  • Medical Sciences
  • Neurosciences

The Lifespan Health stream offers majors in:

  • Addiction and Mental Health
  • Nutritional Health
  • Public Health
  • Reproductive and Childhood Health

The degree structure permits students to complement this focus with a choice of broadening electives, as well as providing an opportunity for an international study experience. Unique to this degree are three courses which will develop skills for professional engagement in the workplace, as well as fostering leadership and initiative:

  • Clinical Skills and Simulation
  • Hacking Health
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Health

Areas of Specialisation:

Medical Health majors: Clinical Trials, Medical Sciences, Neurosciences

Lifespan Health majors: Addiction and Mental Health, Nutritional Health, Public Health, Reproductive and Childhood Health.

Potential careers

Microbiologist, Physiologist, Forensic Anthropologist, Immunologist, Pharmacologist, Sports Nutritionist, Laboratory Manager, Laboratory Technician, Medical Research, Medical Scientist, Medical Technician, Biomedical Scientist, Ministerial Adviser, Biostatistician, Molecular Biology, Neuroscientist, Non Government Organisation Worker, Clinical Scientist, Clinical Studies Coordinator, Occupational Health and Safety Manager, Occupational Health and Safety Officer, Occupational Health and Safety Professionals.

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Level of Study: Bachelor Degree

Duration: 3 years

CRICOS Course Code: 090815D

English Requirements: IELTS Score UG 6.5

Annual Tuition: AUD$46,500.00

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