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What will I learn?

This specialised degree covers areas such as biochemistry, biotechnology, microbiology, molecular biology, neuroscience and more. It provides exciting options for students interested in a wide range of careers in the medical and health sciences and emphasizes the fundamental sciences that underpin virtually all fields of medical science.

What you will study

First year

A typical first year may include:

  • core topics in biology, chemistry, physiology, and skills for medical scientists
  • a selection of option topics from a range of areas including biotechnology, chemistry, biostatistics, legal studies, nutrition and physics.

Second year

A typical second year may include:

  • core topics in biochemistry, human physiology, molecular biology, and skills for medical scientists
  • a selection of option topics from a range of areas including human immunology and infectious diseases, fundamental neuroscience, virology, and microbiology.

Third year

A typical third year may include:

  • core topic in skills for medical scientists
  • study in a specialisation in physiology and neuroscience, medical biotechnology, pharmacology and toxicology, biochemistry and molecular biology, nutrition, or microbiology
  • a professional placement topic involving a semester of laboratory-based project work.

Your career

The degree provides options for students interested in a wide range of careers in the medical and health sciences. Graduates may find employment in such fields as medical science, pharmaceutical research, biomedical organisations, diagnostic laboratories, health administration, and health planning and policy.

Potential occupations include:

  • bone densitometry technician
  • cardiac physiologist
  • medical laboratory technician
  • medical scientist
  • research and development scientist.

Potential employers include:

  • universities
  • government
  • industry-funded organisations
  • the pharmaceutical industry
  • government regulatory bodies
  • biomedical companies
  • diagnostic laboratories.

Which department am I in?

College of Medicine and Public Health

CRICOS

028940C

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$36,500.00 (19,66,595) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

25 July 2022, 27 February 2023

Venue

Flinders University

Bedford Park Campus,

Sturt Road,

BEDFORD PARK,

South Australia,

5042, ADELAIDE, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

Flinders University recognises international secondary schooling for direct entry to undergraduate programs.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic): 6.0 Overall with 6.0 Speaking, 6.0 Writing; TOEFL (Internet): 72 Overall with 18 Speaking, 18 Writing; Pearson PTE Academic: 50 Overall with 50 Speaking, 50 Writing; Cambridge English Advanced (CAE): B2

There are two admissions cycles for undergraduate degrees: February intake (semester 1): applications open in August for commencement the following year. All courses are open for applications. Midyear intake (semester 2): applications open in August for commencement in July the following year. Not all courses are offered.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Flinders University

Flinders University ranked 1st in South Australia for teaching quality, learning engagement and student support.

  • Among top 300 - THE World University Rankings 2020
  • Home to over 5000 international students
  • Based in Adelaide one of the most liveable cities in the world
  • Over 300 study options to choose from