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Medical Science (with specialisation), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #710 (BCR) Wagga, Australia| Online
Interested in a career as a medical laboratory scientist? With the Bachelor of Medical Science (with specialisation) from Charles Sturt University, you could be conducting medical research or working as a laboratory scientist in the fields of pathology. You could help develop cures for diseases or improve quality of life through science.
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The Bachelor in Medical Science (with specialisation) from Charles Sturt University gives you the foundations you need to launch your career as a laboratory medical scientist. Choose from the generalist course or the pathology specialisation – whichever suits your interests and career aspirations.

Course highlights

Charles Sturt University's Bachelor of Medical Science (with specialisations) is an internationally recognised degree and has a proud history extending more than 20 years.

  • Follow your interests

    All students complete a common first-year program, which includes units in chemistry, anatomy and physiology, statistics and microbiology. From there, you can choose to stay in the general stream to gain a broad understanding of medical science or you can specialise in one of three areas that interest you the most. There is also the potential for movement between specialisations within the course.

  • Flexible study options

    Choose between full-time, part-time, on-campus and online study options to match your work and lifestyle commitments. There is also the potential for transfer from the Bachelor of Medical Science into other courses, such as the Bachelor of Pharmacy, during the course (based on grade point average (GPA)). Although no official approved articulation agreements exist, there are credit packages available to recognise students' prior learning.

  • Options to further your studies

    Gain a broad foundation in medical science as preparation for entry into postgraduate study, research programs, or transfer into another university degree, subject to eligibility requirements.

  • Support when you need it

    If you are studying on campus, you may be eligible to apply for a Science Scholarship, valued at $4000 per year.

Career opportunities

This broad-based course offers you diverse career options in the healthcare industry and gives you the flexibility to choose an area of specialisation. Use your knowledge of medical science to enter a rewarding career in public health or health administration in the public or private sector.

  • Pathology specialisation

    This specialisation will qualify you for accreditation as a medical scientist with the Australian Institute of Medical Scientists. Work in private and public sector hospitals and health laboratories, where you will be responsible for performing a range of medical laboratory tests to help clinicians in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a range of diseases.

  • Biotechnology specialisation

    Graduate with a range of skills and knowledge in biotechnology and its uses in agriculture, food production, bioinformatics, genetic engineering and medicine.

  • Clinical Physiology specialisation

    Take up a career in clinical management where you will perform physiological tests to diagnose and fine-tune the therapeutic management of already established disease and assess the physiological functioning of the nervous, cardiovascular and respiratory systems.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

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

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Biotechnology
  • Pathology
  • Clinical Physiology
  • Indigenous Health
  • Foundations & Techniques of Biochemistry
  • Physiological Sciences 
  • Human Molecular Genetics
  • Molecular Cell Biology
  • Immunology
  • Chemistry 
  • 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


  • 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

    9352 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9352 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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