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Clinical Science, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #710 (BCR) Orange, Australia
If working as part of a team undertaking groundbreaking research into a debilitating disease, or interpreting test results to ensure people receive the correct medical treatment, sounds like the career path for you, then the Bachelor of Clinical Science from Charles Sturt University can help you reach your goals.
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Clinical scientists play a critical role in helping to save lives and contribute to the health of our communities. 

They combine the latest research and investigation and analysis technologies to isolate the cause of disease and develop treatments, as well as examining social and community factors contributing to health.

Course highlights

Charles Sturt University's Bachelor of Clinical Science combines a broad education in the different branches of biomedical science with knowledge of social sciences. During your clinical science studies you will develop the skills to independently derive evidence-based decisions that will inform health and medical practitioners to deliver the best possible care to patients.

  • Quality teaching and research

    As part of CSU's School of Biomedical Sciences, Bachelor of Clinical Science students benefit from the expertise of industry-connected staff and problem-based learning. Research programs are diverse, providing an exciting environment for graduate studies – where you are exposed to cutting-edge research in a range of disciplines. You will have the opportunity to engage in high quality learning experiences in the areas of clinical practice (paramedicine), clinical science, health science and medical science.

  • Choose your own path

    A clinical science degree with CSU gives you the flexibility to transfer to undergraduate or graduate-level health or allied health programs such as medicine, dentistry, physiotherapy, pharmacy, midwifery, paramedicine and radiology, subject to university entry requirements. Extracurricular activities are also offered to prepare you for the Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences Admission Test, UMAT, or the Graduate Medical School Admissions Test, GAMSAT.

  • More than science

    CSU's medical science course equips you with skills and knowledge relating to rural and remote clinical practice, as well as standard practice including an understanding of the factors affecting the health of rural and remote communities. Throughout the course, you will develop and hone your interdisciplinary communication and teamwork skills which will provide the foundation you need for employment in numerous public health and research areas.

Career opportunities

With CSU's Bachelor of Clinical Science under your belt, you will be ready to jump into a variety of employment opportunities in the health and medical research sectors.

  • Public health

    Make a difference in your community by putting your clinical science skills to work in a variety of government health roles, from community education to public policy work.

  • Be curious to find cures

    Your critical thinking and analytic skills will equip you to take on research roles and be involved in the latest scientific discoveries.

  • Take the next step

    This course is a pathway to further study in areas such as medicine, dentistry and physiotherapy.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    192 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Foundations of Biochemistry
  • Science Communication and Methodology
  • Physiological Sciences 
  • Human Molecular Genetics
  • Pathophysiology & Pharmacology 
  • Chemistry
  • Research in Clinical Practice 
  • Research Methods in Health Sciences
  • Indigenous Health
  • Legal and Ethical Issues in Health
  • Foundations of Psychology for Health & Human Services
  • Sociology of Health and Healthcare
  • Scientific Statistics

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

CRICOS CODE: 068977C (Orange)

  • A completed High School Certificate with an ATAR of 65 (including adjustment factors) or equivalent.
  • Successful completion of two university level subjects (AQF level Associate Degree or higher) demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies.
  • A completed AQF Certificate III or higher level qualification.
  • 50% completion of an AQF Diploma level qualification.
  • A completed Tertiary Preparation Course from an Australian University or an accredited provider demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30400 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30400 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    8996 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8996 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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