Bachelor of Medical Science

Approved Abbreviation: BMedSc

Western Sydney University Course Code: 3577.2

CRICOS Code: 044792K

Course Status: INACTIVE
This version of the course is no longer offered. Please use the course search to find courses currently available.

Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year in this course was 2006.

Commencement Year 2002 to 2005 - 3577.1 Bachelor of Medical Science

This degree comprises three areas of major: biomedical science, medicinal chemistry and human bioscience. The biomedical science major focuses on microbiology, biochemistry and aspects of health. The medicinal chemistry major focuses on chemistry and biochemistry, while the human bioscience major focuses on anatomy, physiology and pharmacology. Graduates of this degree will find employment in areas such as medical research laboratories, hospital laboratories and in pathology laboratories and be well suited for positions in the pharmaceutical, medical sales and various research and quality control laboratories, as well as further study including research degrees and graduate medicine degrees.

Study Mode
Three years full-time.

Course Advice



CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Campbelltown CampusFull TimeInternalSabine Piller
Hawkesbury CampusFull TimeInternalSabine Piller

The Bachelor of Medical Science (Medicinal Chemistry) is accredited by The Royal Australian Chemical Institute Incorporated (RACI).


At least two of biology, chemistry, mathematics and physics.

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 240 credit points which include the units listed in the recommended sequence below.

Please note: At least 60 credit points must be at Level 3 or above.

Recommended Full-time Sequence

Year 1

Autumn session

300221Biology 1
300224Chemistry 1
300752Introduction to Anatomy and Histology

And one Alternate unit (Note 1)

Spring session

300222Biology 2
300225Chemistry 2
300753Introduction to Human Physiology

And one Alternate unit (Note 1)

Note 1 - Year 1 Alternate Units

Students are required to select from the following:

300050Physics 1
300134Introduction to Information Technology

Only one of the following mathematics/statistics units may be selected:

200189Concepts of Mathematics
200191Fundamentals of Mathematics
200192Statistics for Science

Year 2

Autumn session

300219Biochemistry 1

And two Major units

And one elective

Spring session

300220Biochemistry 2
300323Pathological Basis of Disease

And one Major unit

And one elective

Year 3

Autumn session

Two Major units

And two electives

Spring session

Two Major units

And two electives

Basic Course Alternate Units

200189Concepts of Mathematics
200191Fundamentals of Mathematics
300134Introduction to Information Technology
300050Physics 1
200192Statistics for Science

Biomedical Science Major

M3577BSBiomedical Science

Medicinal Chemistry Major

(This major only offered at Campbelltown)

M3577MCMedicinal Chemistry

Human Bioscience Major

M3577HBHuman Bioscience

Sub-major elective spaces

Elective units may be used toward obtaining an additional approved sub-major (40 credit points).

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