The broad medical and health sciences sectors are expanding and with this comes greater employment prospects. The Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Medical Science) will give you the essential foundation for a rewarding career improving the health of people and communities. You will be equipped to work at the cutting edge of medical research or, with further study, become a doctor or dentist.
This four-year course will develop your knowledge of the structure and function of the human body, from the molecular level all the way to whole systems. It will allow you to launch straight into graduate research in medical science, and will give you an excellent foundation of knowledge if you wish to undertake the University of Sydney's graduate medicine or dentistry programs.
In first year we will cover the basic sciences: chemistry, biology and mathematics, plus electives. These units will give you the fundamental knowledge needed for the clinical subjects you will undertake in second and third years.
In second year, you will complete core medical science units in physiology, pharmacology, biochemistry, anatomy, immunobiology and pathology. You will also be able to take science or non-science electives.
In your third and fourth years, you will choose from medical science units and complete an interdisciplinary capstone project.
During the four years of the Bachelor of Advanced Studies you will complete a second major as well as studies from a range of disciplines. This will involve advanced coursework and opportunities to get involved in a cross-disciplinary community, as well as professional, research or entrepreneurial project work.
After completing this course you will have the ideal base for research in medical science. If you are planning a career in medical research, you should plan to undertake an honours year (or its replacement), followed by research via a PhD program.