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Bachelor of Advanced Medical Science

Approved Abbreviation: BAdvMedSc


Western Sydney University Course Code: 3758.1

AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 075674D


Course Status: CURRENT
This version of the course is available to new and continuing students.


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 is 2020 or later.

Units may be revised or replaced to ensure students are provided with up to date curriculum throughout their studies, and this may result in a new course version. Refer to the Check My Course Progress page in MySR for the most up to date information for your course.

For Commencement Year 2017 to 2019 - Please refer to 3682.3 Bachelor of Medical Science (Advanced)

This degree equips students with both specialised knowledge and enhanced inquiry and critical thinking skills. It provides training for a range of careers in medical science and allows development of leadership and research skills. The advanced science units partner you with experienced academic researchers in medicinal chemistry, biomedical science or anatomy and physiology. The biomedical science major focuses on the cellular, molecular and genetic aspects of health. The medicinal chemistry major focuses on the chemistry, biochemistry and pharmacological aspects of health and disease, while the anatomy and physiology major focuses on the structure and function of the human body.. Students need note that different majors are offered on different campuses.

Study Mode
Three years full-time.

Course Advice

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Course Advicescience@westernsydney.edu.au
Prospective students should use the links at the top of the page for general enquiries about this course.

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Campbelltown CampusFull TimeInternal See above
Campbelltown CampusPart TimeInternal See above
Parramatta Campus - Victoria RoadFull TimeInternal See above
Parramatta Campus - Victoria RoadPart TimeInternal See above

Admission

Assumed Knowledge: Students should have at least two unit English, and two unit science (any science) and two unit mathematics at year 12 equivalent.

Minimum ATAR of 90. Students must maintain a Grade Point Average of (GPA) of 5.0 or above to continue their enrolment in the course. If this GPA is not maintained they will be automatically transferred into the standard program after one warning (one semester of further study). Students in other WSU science courses who achieve a GPA of 5.0 or greater at the end of their first year of study may be admitted into the Advanced Medical Science program by invitation 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). Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University. Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

http://www.uac.edu.au/

https://westernsydney.uac.edu.au/ws/

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

International students applying to the University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

International Office

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

Qualification for this award requires the completion of 240 credit points which includes: 120 credit points of core units, 80 credit points taken as a Science specialisation and 40 credit points of elective units.

All students must complete 60 credit points of study at Level 3 to meet course requirements. Students may need to select at least 10 credit points of elective study at Level 3 to meet this requirement.

Please note that the full three year structure is shown on each of the Major Testamur handbook pages via the links below.

Core units

300811Scientific Literacy
300802Biodiversity
300808Introductory Chemistry
300936Functional Proteins and Genes
300893Topics in Medical Science
300937Advanced Science Project A
300938Advanced Science Project B
301258Advanced Science Research Project C

Choose one of

300831Quantitative Thinking
300672Mathematics 1A

Choose one of

300816Cell Biology
300803Essential Chemistry 2

Choose one of

301259Work Internship for Science Professionals
301261Complex Case Studies in Science

Specialisations

Students are required to complete eight specialisation units from one of the following testamur majors:

Please note that the full three year structure is shown on each of the Major Testamur handbook pages via the links below.

MT3028Anatomy and Physiology
MT3029Medicinal Chemistry
MT3030Biomedical Science

Electives

All students must complete 60 credit points of study at Level 3 to meet course requirements. Students may need to select at least 10 credit points of elective study at Level 3 to meet this requirement.

Students may use their elective units to complete an additional specialisation from the wide range of units offered by Western Sydney University.

Enrolment in elective units is subject to meeting any required criteria for individual units, such as co-requisites and pre-requisites.



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