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Bachelor of Medical Science

University of Canberra
6 semesters
Full time/part time
Bachelor's degree
On campus
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About this program

Find your perfect solution with a career in medical science.

If your career goal is to gain employment in a biological or medical research laboratory, or perhaps a government regulatory laboratory, then studying the Bachelor of Medical Science is ideal. Providing a focused grounding on the interactions between chemical and biological science, as well as key disciplines in medical science, you’ll become experienced and proficient in medical science laboratory skills, specifically those used in research laboratories.

You’ll flourish under the guidance of UC’s expert teaching staff, who all have extensive experience in medical and biomedical research and are members of UC’s prestigious Centre for Research in Therapeutic Solutions. Highly practical and alive with Work Integrated Learning (WIL) opportunities, you’ll graduate with a confident knowledge of the workings of a laboratory and the necessary skills to secure your first employment role in medical science. Or if further study is your planned next step, the course is the perfect pathway for entry into postgraduate medicine or other allied health specialties.

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

  • gain a breadth of medical laboratory expertise
  • become proficient in the laboratory environment
  • cultivate a background in chemical and biological sciences and their interaction
  • become equipped with the skills required to work in a regional laboratory environment or as a specialist in a specific discipline.

Work Integrated Learning.

WIL is embedded in this course and you’ll undertake a range of practical activities designed to prepare you for a sustainable career in medical science, such as exposure to entrepreneurship in science and pitching ideas for funding and patenting, guest lectures by esteemed industry professionals and work placements in an area of medical science of particular interest to you.

Previous students have undertaken internships with pathology laboratories, federal and ACT government regulatory departments, pharmacies, biotech start-ups, technical support laboratories, companies within the university sector, and bodies including the Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR), Food Standards Australia New Zealand, Therapeutic Goods Administration, ACT Health and Allied Health Research.

You’ll also have the opportunity to take part in collaborative work where you’ll team up with one of the research activity academics at UC’s Centre for Research in Therapeutic Solutions, or another approved professional institution, to develop a research project and report on its outcomes.

If you’d like to study overseas, summer or winter term internships to a host of international destinations can be applied for, as well as a faculty-led Medical Sciences program in China.

Career opportunities.

  • Biotechnologist
  • Medical scientist
  • Cardiac technologist
  • Laboratory technician
  • Pathology technician
  • Research scientist
  • Research officer
  • Science educator

Course-specific information.

High-achieving students may be eligible to enrol in the Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours) course to develop a deeper understanding of, or extend their career in, medical research.

Students interested in pursuing careers in medicine, physiotherapy, pharmacy or science education will need to complete further study for accreditation in these fields.

Admission requirements

For more information about this program, please contact the school directly.

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About this institute

The University of Canberra is ranked in the top 4% of universities worldwide and within the top 100 young universities. A friendly, multicultural environment and a focus on work-integrated learning, university of Canberra graduates excel internationally, with over 70,000 graduates working in...

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