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What will I learn?

Medical Science is the study of human disease, including its diagnosis, treatment and prevention. As healthcare complexity increases there will be a greater need for medical science graduates to support a diversity of health service delivery.

This course introduces a broad range of theory, including studies in anatomy, physiology, human genetics and human evolution and ecology, while giving you extensive practical experience in cutting edge laboratories, located in our purpose-built $50m Science building.

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Apply broad and coherent medical science knowledge to a range of theoretical, practical and diagnostic contexts.
  • Communicate medical science knowledge and ideas clearly, coherently and with independence.
  • Critically analyze, interpret and synthesize complex medical and health science information.
  • Demonstrate ethical judgment and global perspectives with respect for cultural diversity, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural competence.
  • Demonstrate initiative and independent judgement to anticipate medical science challenges and generate sustainable solutions.
  • Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for personal and professional scholarship.
  • Use digital and laboratory technologies to access, evaluate and synthesize medical science information from diverse sources.
  • Work collaboratively and demonstrate professionalism in the application of knowledge and skills.

Career opportunities

This course is an entry pathway to many highly sought-after careers such as medicine and other health professions, through postgraduate study. The course will also provide a pathway for graduates to enter careers in medical research and development, the health industry, and education.

Possible future job titles

Biomedical Technician, Science Teacher, Medical Representative, Research Officer, Laboratory Manager, Laboratory Scientist, Laboratory Researcher.

Which department am I in?

School of Medical and Health Sciences

CRICOS

077134E

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$35,650.00 (19,60,946) per year
Estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $35,650

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

Start date

18 July 2022

Venue

Edith Cowan University (ECU)

Joondalup Campus,

270 Joondalup Drive,

JOONDALUP,

Western Australia,

6027, PERTH, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

High School Diploma plus SAT Standard Entry - Before March 2016: A minimum total score of 1500 (out of 2400); with a minimum score of 460 in Maths, Critical Reading and Writing sections. From March 2016: A minimum total score of 1090 (out of 1600); with a minimum score of 510 in Evidence-Based Reading and Writing; and a minimum score of 500 in Math; Higher Entry - Before March 2016: A minimum total score of 1875 (out of 2400); with a minimum score of 460 in Maths, Critical Reading and Writing sections. From March 2016: A minimum total score of 1330 (out of 1600); with a minimum score of 510 in Evidence-Based Reading and Writing; and a minimum score of 500 in Math. Minimum requirements for secondary school results can change, depending on the country where you completed secondary study. English Language Requirements accepted: Academic IELTS: An overall band score of 6.0, with no individual band less than 6.0; TOEFL: Minimum score of 550, including Test of Written English of 5 or better; TOEFL iBT: Minimum score of 70, with no individual score less than 17; PTE Academic: PTE Academic 52, with no scores less than 50 for courses with a current requirement; University of Cambridge [Cambridge English: Advanced]: Pre-2015: A score between 52 - 57 with no less than 'Borderline' in any element of the test. Post-2015: An overall score of 169, with no individual band less than 169; or a minimum TOEFL score of 550 including TWE of 5.

For international students

All applicants must meet the academic admission requirements for this course.

  • AQF Cert IV;
  • Successfully completed 0.25 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent);
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test;
  • University Preparation Course;
  • Indigenous University Orientation Course;
  • Aboriginal University Readiness Assessment; or
  • Experience Based Entry Scheme.

Minimum requirements for secondary school results can change, depending on the country where you completed secondary study.

English competency requirements

  • IELTS Academic - Overall band minimum score of 6.0 (no individual band less than 6.0).
  • Pearson English Test (PTE) Academic - 52, with no scores less than 50. (Results are valid for two years only.)
  • TOEFL iBT - Minimum score of 70, with no individual score less than 17.
  • TOEFL paper-based test (PBT) - Minimum score of 550, including Test of Written English of 5 or better.

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

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Phoenix Academy
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About Edith Cowan University (ECU)

Edith Cowan University is in the top 2.5 percent of world universities in the 2021 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

  • Among world’s top 100 best young universities (THE 2021)
  • Offers a range of industry-relevant programmes
  • World-class research profile
  • Enjoys broad industry connections

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