Bachelor of Advanced Medical Science

  • Effective from: 2022
  • Approved Abbreviation: BAdvMedSc
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 3758
  • AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 075674D

This program applies to students who commenced in 2022 or later.

Students should follow the program structure for the session start date relevant to the year they commenced.

For Commencement Year 2020 to 2021 - Please refer to 3758.1 Bachelor of Advanced Medical Science

This degree equips students with both specialised knowledge and enhanced inquiry and critical thinking skills. It provides training for a range of careers in medical science and allows development of leadership and research skills. The advanced science subjects partner you with experienced academic researchers in human nutrition, biomedical science or anatomy and physiology. The biomedical science major focuses on the cellular, molecular and genetic aspects of health. The Human Nutrition major uses biology, chemistry and physiology to develop concepts in food and nutrient form and function in relation to human metabolism and physiology, while the Anatomy and Physiology major focuses on the structure and function of the human body.

All students must complete 60 credit points of study at Level 3 to meet course requirements. Students may need to select at least 10 credit points of flexible study at Level 3 to meet this requirement.

Students should note that different majors are offered on different campuses.

Study Mode

Three years full-time or six years part-time.

Program Advice

Program Advice

Prospective students should visit the following websites for general enquiries about this program.

Enquire about this program| Local Admission | International Admission |


Campus Attendance Mode Advice
Campbelltown Campus Full Time Internal See above
Campbelltown Campus Part Time Internal See above
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Full Time Internal See above
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Part Time Internal See above

Work Integrated Learning

Western Sydney University seeks to enhance student learning experiences by enabling students to engage in the culture, expectations and practices of their profession or discipline.  This program includes a placement or other community-based unpaid practical experience.

 Work integrated learning is a component of many subjects in the core of the program and testamur majors. Students must study to a specific work integrated learning subject, Complex Case Studies in Science. This subject is designed to provide students with opportunities for personal development, industry and civic engagement and to develop career readiness. The subject assures that students can critically analyse and logically argue complex scientific issues whilst taking into account multiple competing perspectives and builds on employability and communication skills developed in earlier subjects.

There is a mandatory work component required for completion of this program.  Please contact the Program Advisor listed above for information.

International students should also refer to the link below for more information and a link to the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for international students


Assumed Knowledge: Students should have at least 2 unit English, 2 unit science (any science) and 2 unit mathematics at year 12 equivalent.

Minimum ATAR of 90. Students must maintain a Grade Point Average of (GPA) of 5.0 or above to continue their enrolment in the program. If this GPA is not maintained they will be automatically transferred into the standard program after one warning (one semester of further study). Students in other WSU science programs who achieve a GPA of 5.0 or greater at the end of their first year of study may be admitted into the Advanced Medical Science program by invitation if sufficient places are available.

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas may be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) or directly through the Western Portal. Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University. Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

International students currently completing an Australian Year 12 in or outside Australia, an International Baccalaureate in Australia or a New Zealand National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) level 3 must apply via UAC International.

All other International applicants must apply directly to the University via the International Office.  

International students applying to the University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

International Office

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Program Structure

Qualification for this award requires the completion of 240 credit points which includes: 120 credit points of core subjects, 80 credit points taken as a Science specialisation and 40 credit points of elective subjects.

All students must complete 60 credit points of study at Level 3 to meet program requirements. Students may need to select at least 10 credit points of elective study at Level 3 to meet this requirement.

Please note that the full three year sequence is shown on each of the Major Testamur handbook pages at the links below.

Subject Title Credit Points
All students are required to complete the following two core subjects:
NATS 1019Scientific Literacy10
CHEM 1008Introductory Chemistry10
Select two of the following subjects:20
Cell Biology
Essential Chemistry
Select one of the following:10
Quantitative Thinking
Mathematics 1A
Select one of the following:10
Advanced Calculus
Forensic and Environmental Analysis
Science Research Methods
Analytical Chemistry
Select one of the following:10
Complex Case Studies in Science
Work Internship for Science Professionals (only available to students in the Environmental Health Major)
Select one of the following:10
Laboratory Quality Management
Field Project 1
Conservation Biology
Topics in Medical Science
Advanced Science subjects
NATS 2001Advanced Science Project A10
NATS 2002Advanced Science Project B10
NATS 3004Advanced Science Project C10


Students are required to complete eight specialisation subjects from one of the following testamur majors:

Please note that the full three year structure is shown on each of the Major Testamur handbook pages via the links below.

Elective subjects

Enrolment in elective units is subject to meeting any required criteria for individual units, such as co-requisites and pre-requisites.

Suggested Minors

Environmental Health, Minor
Infectious Diseases, Minor
Microbiology, Minor

Minor elective spaces

Elective subjects may be used toward obtaining an additional approved minor (40 credit points).  Western Sydney University offers minors in a range of areas including Sustainability and Indigenous Studies.

Global Sustainability Minor 
Indigenous Australian Studies Minor

Western Sydney University also offers the following innovative transdisciplinary minors which we encourage those students who have elective space to consider.

Equitable Technologies
Urban Evolution
Migration and Global Change  
Personal Innovation    
Innovating, Creating and Problem Solving 
Eco-Socially Conscious Design and Manufacturing
Water for Life 
Climate Justice
Global Workplaces
Innovating For Humans

Search for majors and minors

Students can apply for an elective minor via MySR.

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