The Bachelor of Medical Science is a flexible program that exposes you to the disciplines central to understanding human health and disease. You will have the chance to explore the diverse careers available in this field, and develop the skills to support a range of graduate destinations. You will also have the unique opportunity to participate in research projects within the University of South Australia's Sansom Institute for Health Research, the Centre for Cancer Biology and enjoy access to a wider range of medical science courses through a collaborative teaching program with the Australian National University (ANU).
You can choose to align your studies with your career ambitions, with advanced specialties in pharmacology and toxicology, cancer biology, reproductive and developmental physiology and advanced molecular methods used in forensic science and biotechnology.
The program opens up a range of postgraduate opportunities in medicine, dentistry and allied health programs, including physiotherapy, occupational therapy, sonography and population health as well as in complementary non-science areas such as teaching and marketing. Opportunities are dependent on course selection throughout the program.
Student, Bachelor of Medical Science
Exploring every opportunity
Medical Science student, Courtney Moore, always loved science. “Biology and chemistry were my favourite subjects. I was always fascinated with how the human body works, so when I was deciding what to study at university, Medical Science was the perfect fit.”
During her second year of study, Courtney had the chance to study at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra as part of the joint UniSA/ANU Medical Science program. “It was an amazing opportunity to complete a year of study at ANU. I lived on campus right across the road from the science buildings. It was challenging, and I was put through my paces, but I enjoyed every minute of it.”
“My main career aspiration is to love my job. I’ve been thinking about pursuing Medicine at ANU, or completing my Honours. I’d love to travel overseas. At the moment I’m still having fun learning about the different disciplines in Medical Science. I’m confident I’ll find my niche.”
† This is based on the total number of units for this program where one EFTSL is expressed as 36 units.