What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Medical Science is a practical course designed to ensure you graduate with knowledge in sciences, study and research skills and professional health experience. While studying this course you will have the flexibility to specialise and pursue career opportunities in biotechnology, clinical measurement, nutrition or pathology.

The biotechnology specialisation will prepare you for the medical research or biotechnology industries. With an emphasis on cutting-edge technologies in the development and application of therapeutics, you are ideally placed to pursue a career in the biopharmaceutical industry or medical research laboratories.

The work of clinical measurement scientists centres around four primary disciplines - cardiac sciences, neurophysiology, respiratory sciences and sleep sciences.

Choosing to study the nutrition specialisation will enable you to work with individuals or communities to promote healthy lifestyle choices and prevent diet-related disease.

COURSE STRUCTURE

You are required to complete 24 units, comprising of eight core units and 96 credit points (15 or 16 units) from a chosen specialisation.

MAJOR OPTIONS

Biotechnology

The biotechnology specialisation will explore the ways in which living things and their molecular constituents are used as tools. With an emphasis on medical applications, you will be ideally placed to pursue a career in the BioPharma industry and medical diagnostics.

Clinical Measurement

Clinical Measurement involves diagnosing disease and fine-tuning therapeutic management of already established disease by performing physiological tests such as electrocardiography (ECG) and 24-hour halter monitoring. Upon completion of the Clinical Measurement specialisation, you will be ready to pursue a role as a Medical Scientist in clinical measurement laboratories. Medical Scientists form a vital link in the chain of medical services and assess the physiological functioning of the cardiovascular, nervous and respiratory systems.

Nutrition

Nutrition is an important and diverse field in today's society. Choosing to study the Nutrition specialisation will enable you to work with individuals or communities to promote healthy lifestyle choices and prevent diet-related disease. Completing the Nutrition specialisation will prepare you for a career in nutrition education, advocacy, food advertising and communication, research, nutrition science, nutrition behaviour, sport and exercise and biomedical nutrition.

Pathology

The pathology specialisation involves medical laboratory testing to assist in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease. Upon completion of the pathology specialisation, you will be ready to pursue a career as a medical scientist in diagnostic medical laboratories.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AND OUTCOMES

Completing the Bachelor of Medical Science is your gateway to a wide variety of health professional roles. Depending on your chosen specialisation you will be qualified to work in roles such as:

  • Biotechnology Scientist
  • Clinical Physiologist
  • Medical Laboratory Scientist
  • Nutritionist.

Which department am I in?

School of Health, Medical and Applied Sciences

CRICOS

072157E

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$32,760.00 (US$ 22,483) per year
Term fee: AUD $16,380

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

Start date

Expected March 2021

Venue

Brisbane Campus

160 Ann Street,

BRISBANE CITY,

Queensland,

4000, BRISBANE, Australia

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$32,760.00 (US$ 22,483) per year
Term fee: AUD $16,380

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

Start date

Expected March 2021

Venue

Rockhampton North Campus

554-700 Yaamba Road,

NORMAN GARDENS,

Queensland,

4701, ROCKHAMPTON, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Successful completion of the equivalent of Australian Year 12. An approved university foundation studies or formal Australian Certificate IV can also be taken to meet this entry requirement. English requirements: IELTS Academic - 6.0 with no individual band score of less than 5.5; TOEFL Internet-based - Overall score of 75 with no score less than 17; Pearson Test of English Academic - Overall score of 54 with no score less than 46; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE), Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) - Overall test score of 169 (with no individual band score of less than 154).

For international students

A secondary qualification (Year 11 and 12, or equivalent).

English language proficiency

an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 6.0 overall with a minimum 6.0 for Reading and Writing and 6.0 for Speaking and Listening, or
an Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components.

TOEFL Internet-based: Overall score of 75 with no score less than 17; Pearson Test of English Academic: Overall score of 54 with no score less than 46; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) / Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): Overall test score of 169 (with no individual band score of less than 154).

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About this uni

CQUniversity places a strong emphasis onproviding a quality education in an inclusive and supportive environment that fosters innovative learning.

  • Top 2% for graduate employability (QS)
  • Australia’s only Changemaker Campus four years running
  • Outperformed national average in median salary (ComparED)
  • Advanced and flexible online study delivery