CG93 Bachelor of Medical Science

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 major

Core Structure

Number of units: 8 Total credit points: 48


Course Structure

Students must complete:

  • 8 core units (48 credit points)
  • 96 credit points from specialisation units in one of the following specialisations:
    • Biotechnology;
    • Clinical Measurement;
    • Nutrition; or
    • Pathology.

Please note that whilst individual units may be available across more than one campus, students enrolled on the Bachelor Medical Sciences can only select the , Brisbane, Rockhampton or Distance Learning option.


Year 1 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
BMSC11003 Introduction to Medical Sciences
BMSC11001 Human Body Systems 1
CHEM11043 Atoms, Molecules and Matter
ESSC11004 Study and Research Skills for Health Science
Year 1 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
BMSC11002 Human Body Systems 2
BMSC11006 Food, Nutrition and Health
ESSC11002 Measurement and Evaluation in Health Science
BMSC11005 Foundations of Biochemistry


Biotechnology Major

Number of units: 15 Total credit points: 96



Year 2 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
BIOH12008 Human Pathophysiology
MBIO19012 Microbiology
BIOL12106 Molecular Biology
Year 2 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
BIOL12105 Scientific Analysis and Statistics
CHEM13080 Analytical Science
BMSC12010 Clinical Biochemistry
BMSC12012 Applied Molecular and Cellular Pathology
Year 2 - Term 3
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
BIOL12107 Genomes, Genetics & Evolution
Year 3 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
BMSC13009 Immunology
BMSC13014 Biotherapeutics and Industry
BMSC13010 Pharmacology
Year 3 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
CHEM13081 Biomaterials: Environmental and Medical Applications
BMSC13015 Molecular Targeted Therapies
BMSC13012 Advanced Work Integrated Learning
BMSC13013 Research Project

Clinical Measurement Major

Number of units: 15 Total credit points: 96



Year 2 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
BMSC12006 Cardiorespiratory Physiology and Measurement
BMSC12007 Neurological Physiology & Measurement
MBIO19012 Microbiology
BMSC12003 Haematology and Transfusion Science
Year 2 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
BMSC12005 Work Integrated Learning
BMSC12009 Sleep Physiology and Measurement
BMSC12010 Clinical Biochemistry
BIOH12008 Human Pathophysiology
Year 3 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
BMSC13006 Advanced Neurophysiological Measurement
BMSC13009 Immunology
BMSC13010 Pharmacology
BMSC13002 Advanced Clinical Biochemistry
Year 3 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
BMSC13012 Advanced Work Integrated Learning
BMSC13013 Research Project
BMSC13019 Advanced Cardiovascular and Respiratory Measurement

Nutrition Major

Number of units: 16 Total credit points: 96



Year 2 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
BIOH12008 Human Pathophysiology
BMSC12013 Nutritional Physiology
NUTR12001 Human Nutrition
BMSC12010 Clinical Biochemistry
Year 2 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
BMSC12014 Pharmacology for Health Professionals
CHEM12077 Food Science & Analysis
NUTR12002 Nutrition in Practice
ENVH12001 Food Safety
Year 3 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
BMSC13009 Immunology
HLTH13031 Population Health Epidemiology
NUTR13001 Public Health Nutrition
BMSC13002 Advanced Clinical Biochemistry
Year 3 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
BMSC13012 Advanced Work Integrated Learning
BMSC13013 Research Project
BMSC13017 Food and Nutrition Services
BMSC13018 Technology in Health Care and Communication

Pathology Major

Number of units: 16 Total credit points: 96



Year 2 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
BIOL12106 Molecular Biology
BMSC12005 Work Integrated Learning
BMSC12003 Haematology and Transfusion Science
MBIO19012 Microbiology
Year 2 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
BMSC12010 Clinical Biochemistry
BMSC12001 Histological and Cytological Techniques
BMSC12011 Medical Microbiology 1
BMSC12012 Applied Molecular and Cellular Pathology
Year 3 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
BMSC13009 Immunology
BMSC13016 Advanced Histopathology and Cytopathology
BMSC13002 Advanced Clinical Biochemistry
BMSC13010 Pharmacology
Year 3 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
BMSC13011 Advanced Transfusion Science
BMSC13003 Medical Microbiology 2
BMSC13012 Advanced Work Integrated Learning
BMSC13001 Advanced Haematology