Bachelor of Medical Science (Advanced)

Approved Abbreviation: BMedSc(Adv)

Western Sydney University Course Code: 3682.1

AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 075674D

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

If you enjoy being constantly challenged and extended by your studies and are thinking about a career involving medical science or pharmaceutical research, then the Western Sydney University Medical Science (Advanced) degree is for you! This degree equips students with both specialised knowledge and enhanced inquiry skills in medicinal Chemistry OR, biomedical science OR anatomy and physiology. The Medical Science (Advanced) degree is specifically designed to provide initial training for a range of careers in medical science involving research and inquiry. You will be partnered with experienced academic researchers and their research teams, and participate in the University's exciting research activities to facilitate your transition to an Honours year or directly into a range of exciting career opportunities available to high-achieving science graduates.

Further studies can be pursued (Masters (Hon) or PhD degree) leading to a research or academic career. Information and details on how to apply for Honours will be provided to you as you progress through your Bachelor degree, or you can find out more at

Study Mode
Three years full-time.

Course Advice



CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Campbelltown CampusFull TimeInternal See above
Hawkesbury CampusFull TimeInternal See above

The Nanotechnology and Medicinal Chemistry majors for this degree are accredited by the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) for normal entry of a graduate to the Chartered Chemist qualification.


Assumed knowledge required: Minimum ATAR of 90 with assumed knowledge of HSC mathematics and at least two of biology, chemistry and/or physics. Students must maintain a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.0 or above to continue their enrolment in the course. As part of the admission/enrolment process students will be required to sign a statement acknowledging that they understand that a minimum 5.0 GPA is required to remain in the program and that if this GPA is not maintained that they will be automatically transferred into the standard program. Students in the base Bachelor of Medical Science suite of programs who achieve a GPA of 5.0 or greater at the end of their first year of study may be admitted into the Advanced Science program if sufficient places are available.

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).


International applicants must apply directly to Western Sydney University via the International Office.

International Office

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof can be found on the Universities Admissions Centre website (UAC).


Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Course Structure

Recommended Sequence

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

Medicinal Chemistry

Students completing the Bachelor of Medical Science (Advanced) with a major in Medicinal Chemistry will complete the following course structure.

M3063Medicinal Chemistry

Anatomy and Physiology

Students completing the Bachelor of Medical Science (Advanced) with a major in Anatomy and Physiology will complete the following course structure.

M3064Anatomy and Physiology

Biomedical Science

Students completing the Bachelor of Medical Science (Advanced) with a major in Biomedical Science will complete the following course structure.

M3065Biomedical Science


Students completing the Bachelor of Medical Science (Advanced) Nanotechnolgy will complete the following course structure.

This key program is available to students who commenced prior to 2013


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