The University of Adelaide

Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences (Advanced)

The University of Adelaide

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00123M

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.


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.


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

Standard 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:

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
North Terrace International: $117,000
  • ATAR: 95
  • Full-time : 3 years

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