Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences

University of Adelaide, The

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

The Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences is a diverse and flexible degree that prepares students to tackle the major health issues facing the world today. With a unique selection of courses that draw from all the health sciences disciplines, the degree is ideal for students who are fascinated by the human body and who wish to develop a broad range of relevant, transferable and highly sought-after skills suited to a variety of careers in health. Developed in consultation with industry partners, this innovative degree offers flexible online and part-time study options. Students can choose to focus their studies on their interests with majors available in Clinical Trials, Medical Sciences, Neurosciences, Addiction and Mental Health, Nutritional Health, Public Health, and Reproductive and Childhood Health. A year-long research placement provides practical hands-on experience, and overseas study opportunities are available to increase understanding of global health issues. Graduates of the Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences are well-equipped to improve the health of individuals and populations across a range of roles in research, government, business and community health settings; as well as being ready for further study or research.


The Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences is a three-year degree. In the first year students will learn the fundamentals of human anatomy and public health, and there is a focus on the development of communication and learning skills. In the second year students will gain in-depth knowledge in selected subject areas including pathology, physiology, pharmacology, health promotion and epidemiology and students will develop problem solving and group work skills by investigating global health challenges. In the third year students will gain extensive hands-on and workplace experience by completing a major in their chosen field. The Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences is the only degree in South Australia that draws on all disciplines within health sciences including Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Psychology and Public Health, so students have the flexibility to select one of seven different majors spread across two different streams: Medical Health and Lifespan 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 70.25, IB score of 25, or an Adelaide Approved Score of 80. For more information, visit:

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
North Terrace International: $117,000 No

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