CQUniversity Australia

Bachelor of Medical Science

CQUniversity Australia

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00219C

The Bachelor of Medical Science aims to develop students skills to apply knowledge of pathology, clinical measurement or nutrition to clinical practice in a health professional role, or biotechnology in support industries and medical research. The course is designed to build a high level of technical and evaluative skill so students can assess and implement recommendations for best practice in patient testing, monitoring, education or to develop therapeutics in the cutting-edge medical biotechnology or biopharmaceutical industry. The course also aims to develop high level communication skills so graduates can interact positively with patients, other health professionals or industry leaders and are ready for the clinical or scientific work environment. Clinical decision making and problem solving ability will be promoted through opportunities to build skills in designing, conducting and interpreting medical research.


24 units (144 credit points).


  • Clinical measurement
  • Nutrition
  • Biotechnology
  • Pathology

Standard entry requirements

Year 12 or equivalent. English language requirements apply.


The Clinical Measurement specialisation course of study has been developed in conjunction with the relevant professional societies. The Nutrition specialisation plan has been developed in accordance with guidelines of the Nutrition Society of Australia (NSA). Please note that the Bachelor of Medical Sciences (Pathology) will not be accredited by the Australian Institute of Medical Scientists (AIMS) after 31st December 2019. The Bachelor of Medical Sciences (Pathology) is in the process of being taught-out with closure of this major predicted for 2020. Students interested in a career as a Medical Laboratory Scientist should apply for the Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science (Honours) degree which has applied for AIMS accreditation.

Study pathways

Exit award: Diploma of Health Science; Associate Degree of Medical Science. Interim award: Associate Degree of Medical Science. Students may undertake postgraduate studies in heath science with the Master of Health Science.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
CQUniversity Rockhampton North International: $102,420
  • ATAR: 69
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years
Online Study International: $102,420
  • ATAR: 69
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years

Further information

Students are required to attend compulsory residential schools. In addition, students must undertake work placement in health industry professional discipline areas relevant to their major. Recommended study: Biology, Chemistry, English (4,SA), Maths B (4,SA), Science. To find out more about CQUniversity's English language requirements visit www.cqu.edu.au/elp.

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