Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences (Advanced)

The University of Adelaide

For students who want to lead the way on health issues, the Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences (Advanced) is an innovative degree with a global health focus that prepares them to improve the health of individuals and populations. With an emphasis on innovation, entrepreneurship, and hands-on clinical and research skills, the degree offers a strong foundation in a wide range of health related areas and provides graduates with the knowledge and leadership skills suited to a variety of careers in health. Students are taught by award-winning academics to develop clinical skills with a medical focus. A unique course in hacking health offers the chance to explore solutions to frontline healthcare problems. With a choice of seven majors in Clinical Trials, Medical Sciences, Neurosciences, Addiction and Mental Health, Nutritional Health, Public Health, and Reproductive and Childhood Health; as well as flexible online and part-time learning options, students can shape their studies to match their interests, career aspirations and lifestyle. A year-long research placement provides the opportunity to gain practical experience and build professional networks, and overseas study is available to help students gain a global perspective of health issues. The Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences (Advanced) is designed to produce graduates who have the confidence, initiative and leadership skills to work in a range of health settings. Depending on the major chosen, students may choose to develop careers in research environments, government, industry, business, community organisations and academia; or go on to further study at honours or postgraduate level.

Course Fee:

International: $115,500

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent with an ATAR of 95, IB score of 35, or Adelaide Approved Score of 95. For more information, visit:


Providing general foundation studies in a broad range of areas in Health and Medical Sciences, the program structure requires students to undertake a major, leading to an in-depth understanding in one specialised health-related area. The degree structure permits students to complement this focus with a choice of broadening electives, as well as providing an opportunity for an international study experience. Students have the flexibility to select one of seven different majors spread across two different streams: Medical Health and Lifespan Health. Unique to this degree are three courses which will develop skills for professional engagement in the workplace, as well as fostering leadership and initiative: Clinical Skills and Simulation, Hacking Health, and Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Health.

Subjects you can Study:

Clinical trials; Medical sciences; Neurosciences; Addiction and mental health; Nutritional health; Public health; reproductive and childhood health

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
North Terrace 84.45 No Part time
North Terrace 84.45 No Full time 3 years

Walk in remarkable footsteps

The University of Adelaide’s international reputation for breaking new ground has been forged by a continuous stream of exceptional people. We count among our alumni five Nobel Laureates, over 140 Fulbright Scholars and more than 100 Rhodes Scholars, including Australia’s first female Indigenous recipient. The country’s first female prime minister also studied here, as did the first Australian-born professional astronaut in space.
Today, our high-achieving culture continues to attract the world’s best and brightest, including students from more than 90 countries.

Be ready for the future workforce

Although many of the jobs you could be doing in a decade’s time don’t yet exist, your best preparation for them does at the University of Adelaide. We’re constantly updating and refining our degrees to ensure that — wherever your passions lie, you’ll gain the flexible capabilities to explore every opportunity tomorrow brings.
Importantly, our degrees’ recognised quality that opens career paths everywhere. We’re ranked inside the world’s top 50 universities in four subject areas; in the top 100 for another 12, and the top 150 for 10 more.*

Learn from world-leading research

As South Australia’s only member of Australia’s prestigious Group of Eight (Go8) research-intensive universities, our researchers collaborate with industry, government and leading institutions around the globe to address the world’s greatest challenges.
Our research—rated 5/5 in over 40 distinct fields^ informs all our degrees. Importantly, it also generates a tangible community benefit. Our total contribution to South Australia’s economy is over $4.23 billion†.
* QS World University Rankings By Subject, 2019. ^ Excellence in Research for Australia, 2018. † London Economics, 2018. 
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