Bachelor of Medical Science (Advanced)

Approved Abbreviation: BMedSc(Adv)

Western Sydney University Course Code: 3682.3

AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 075674D

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 2017 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.

Commencment Year 2015 - 3682.2 Bachelor of Medical Science (Advanced)

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, biomedical science or anatomy and physiology. The Medical Science (Advanced) degree is designed to provide initial training for a range of careers in medical science while also allowing students to develop leadership and/or research skills. You can be partnered with experienced academic researchers and their research teams, and participate in the University’s exciting research activities to facilitate your transition to postgraduate research studies or prepare you for a range of exciting career opportunities as high-achieving science graduates.

Study Mode
Three years full-time.

The Medicinal Chemistry major for this degree is 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. Students must maintain a Grade Point Average (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 Western Sydney University 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 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.

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

Recommended Sequence

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

Note: some units in the Medicinal Chemistry and Anatomy and Physiology majors will need to be taken at Campbelltown campus.

Medicinal Chemistry

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

M3103Medicinal 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.

M3104Anatomy and Physiology

Biomedical Science

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

M3105Biomedical Science

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