What will I learn?

At UON we equip biomedical scientists with the knowledge and skills to improve health outcomes within Australia and across the globe. Your studies will provide a solid foundation in the structure and function of the human body and facilitate practical opportunities to collaborate in scientific investigations. Your courses will focus on how biomedical scientists unravel biological, medical and health challenges. Our graduates are equipped to explore a variety of exciting careers.

Whether your final destination is a cutting edge medical researcher contributing to advancements in the diagnosis and management of disease; a medical practitioner with enhanced research capability; a secondary school science teacher helping to inspire the next generation of scientists; or a commercialisation, testing and development expert involved in bringing medical innovations to the market, the Bachelor of Biomedical Science degree has a pathway for you.

Advanced Medical Research Major

The Advanced Medical Research major will prepare students for work in medical or health roles where research is a core component of work. Whether your area of interest lay in the study of microbiology, anatomy or genomics, you will be exposed to in depth learning experiences, and have the opportunity to use state of the art research facilities.

This major has been structured into a series of courses which will facilitate your study of how medical research is conducted, and the theory which informs the practice. You will learn how to identify an area for research, to observe a clinical study, and how to report on what you’ve found.

Rigorous hands-on laboratory experiences in small classes, will start from Year 1. You will have privileged access to some of the world’s leading researchers, who teach based on years of professional experience in medical study.

Graduates from this pathway may be eligible for a scholarship in an honours research project to jump-start their research career. Contact the Faculty of Health and Medicine for more information.

Suitable for biomedical science students with:

An interest in learning how to conduct a medical research project, from the identification of a clinical issue, to the reporting of observations and findings.

Goals to deepen their understanding of complex conditions affecting the human body, such as the biology of cancer cells.

A commitment to problem-solving and developing solutions to complex scientific challenges.

What do you learn in the advanced medical research major?

This biomedical science major will teach you about conducting medical research in a laboratory setting:

Process and Practice: Studying courses in medical research theory and method will provide you with the skills to conduct advanced research in medicine and health.

Pharmacology: Your study will focus upon the use of drugs and treatments upon the systems of human body. These will include the cardiovascular, endocrine and renal systems.

Neuroscience: You will learn about the operation of the nervous system and how medical researchers study complex conditions affecting the brain.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Health and Medicine



Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$35,365.00 (US$ 23,967) per year

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

Start date

February 2020


University of Newcastle

Callaghan Campus,

University Drive,


New South Wales,

2308, NEWCASTLE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have complete Newcastle International College (NIC) pathway program. TOEFL paper-based test score of 550; TOEFL internet based score of 79; IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5; PTE GSE score of 58; Cambridge English: Advanced score of 58.

For international students

Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC).

TOEFL paper-based test score of 500; TOEFL internet based score of 60; IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0; PTE GSE score of 50; Cambridge English: Advanced score of 52.

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About this uni

The University of Newcastle is ranked in the top 10 universities in Australia.

  • The university’s quality of education is par excellence
  • Ten of its subjects are placed in the world’s top 200
  • Ranked 8th in Australia by Excellence in Research Australia
  • At AUD 100.8M, itis 9th in Australia for research income