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Bachelor of Medical Science

Approved Abbreviation: BMedSc

Western Sydney University Course Code: 3755.2

AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 044792K

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 2022 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 3673.2 Bachelor of Medical Science

For Commencement Year 2020 to 2021 - Please refer to 3755.1 Bachelor of Medical Science

This degree will provide you with the opportunity to learn about the basic sciences underpinning human health, wellbeing and its application to human disease. Enrolment in this degree has you selecting from one of three areas as your primary major: Biomedical Science, Human Nutrition or Anatomy and Physiology. The Biomedical Science major focuses on the cellular, molecular and genetic biology aspects of health and disease. The Human Nutrition major uses biology, chemistry and physiology to develop concepts in food and nutrient form and function in relation to human metabolism and physiology, , while the Anatomy and Physiology major focuses on the anatomy and physiology of the human body in relation to health and disease.

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 flexible study at Level 3 to meet this requirement.

Students need note that different majors and sub-majors are offered on different campuses, and not all majors/sub-majors are offered at every campus.

Study Mode
Three years full-time or six years part-time.


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

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 the 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

Work Integrated Learning

Western Sydney University seeks to enhance student learning experiences by enabling students to engage in the culture, expectations and practices of their profession or discipline. This course includes a placement or other community-based unpaid practical experience.

There is a mandatory work component required for completion of this course. Please contact the Course Advisor listed above for information.

Work integrated learning is a component of many units in the core of the course and testamur majors. Students must study to a specific work integrated learning unit, Complex Case Studies in Science. This unit is designed to provide students with opportunities for personal development, industry and civic engagement and to develop career readiness. The unit assures that students can critically analyse and logically argue complex scientific issues whilst taking into account multiple competing perspectives and builds on employability and communication skills developed in earlier units.

International students should also refer to the 'Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for international students' website for more information and a link to the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for international students

Course Structure

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

Students must complete at least 60 credit points at Level 3 or above. To meet this requirement, students must select at least 10 credit points of elective units at Level 3.

Units are generally 10 credit points each unless otherwise indicated.

Core units

All students are required to complete the following two units

300811Scientific Literacy
300808Introductory Chemistry

Choose two of

300816Cell Biology
301451Essential Chemistry

Choose one of

300831Quantitative Thinking
300672Mathematics 1A

Choose one of

200028Advanced Calculus
300843Forensic and Environmental Analysis
301445Science Research Methods
300832Analytical Chemistry

Choose one of

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

(only available to students in MT3031 Environmental Health)

Choose one of

300883Laboratory Quality Management
300913Field Project 1
300855Conservation Biology
300893Topics in Medical Science


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

MT3028Anatomy and Physiology
MT3030Biomedical Science
MT3044Human Nutrition

Elective Units

Students may use their elective units to complete a second major (80 credit points) or one or more sub-majors (40 credit points each) from the same or another discipline area, or up to 80 credit points from the wide range of units offered by Western Sydney University.

Students may complete a second testamur major chosen from the list below

MT3015Animal Science
MT3047Applied Physics
MT3046Innovative Foods
MT3043Sustainable Environmental Futures
MT3028Anatomy and Physiology
MT3030Biomedical Science
MT3044Human Nutrition

NOTE: Students must seek advice from their Academic Course Advisor before selecting a second testamur major (or major) to ensure course requirements are met

Suggested sub-majors:

SM3113Environmental Health
SM3114Infectious Diseases

Students can apply for a major or sub-major via MySR.

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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