Undergraduate

Bachelor of Medical Science

Australian National University

Undergraduate course details table
Campus Course code Fee type Pattern of
attendance
Lowest
ATAR
Lowest
selection rank
Canberra 138403 CSP 3F/6P 80.15 90.00

About

Follow in the footsteps of Nobel Prize winner Howard Florey and kick-start your career in medical research with B Medical Science. You'll delve into genetics, immunology, nutrition, physiology, microbiology, biochemistry and anatomy to understand how the human body works. Learn directly from biomedical scientists and health professionals, who are working to develop new cancer vaccines or ground-breaking treatments for autoimmune diseases.

Students must maintain a credit average (65%) for prescribed subjects to remain in this course.

Areas of study: Anatomy, biochemistry, ethics, genetics, immunology, microbiology, molecular biology, neuroscience, nutrition, physiology, psychology.

Career opportunities: Research-related positions in universities, hospitals, medical institutes and private industry, administration in health-related areas of government and private industry. Further studies can also lead to a career in medicine, allied health, medical research.

Practical experience: Final-year students complete Medical Science in the Workplace, a course designed to provide an opportunity for students to learn about applications of medical sciences in the workplace.

Honours: Available as an additional year, subject to progress requirements.

Fees and charges: Visit the ANU website for current fee information.

Essential requirements for admission

Course prerequisites: ACT: Chemistry (major). NSW: Chemistry. Students without these prerequisites may be eligible for entry, subject to undertaking the ANU Chemistry bridging course.

Admission criteria

Refer to the ANU general admission criteria.

Guaranteed Selection Rank: 90.00. The Australian National University offers guaranteed entry to domestic undergraduate applicants. Visit the ANU Guaranteed Entry Scheme for further information.

Student profile

Visit the ANU website.

Further information

Visit the ANU website.

How to apply

Read about how to apply through UAC.

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Course updates
Courses are added and cancelled throughout the admissions year and course details are subject to change. Check the course search on the UAC website or the My UAC app regularly throughout the 2019–20 admissions period.

Admission criteria
If no admission criteria is specified, refer to the ANU general admission criteria and visit the ANU website.

Combined options
Combined options are available in a number of ANU courses.

ATAR profile table

ATAR-based offers only (semester 1, 2018)
ATAR profile data table
Course code Lowest ATAR (LA) Median ATAR (MA) Highest ATAR (HA) Lowest selection rank (LSR) Median selection rank (MSR) Highest selection rank (HSR)
138403 80.15 93.05 99.90 90.00 97.60 99.95

Notes

  1. Use all ATAR profile data as a guide only; it provides a broad overview of the ATARs and selection ranks of previous Year 12 students admitted into that course. ATARs and selection ranks required for entry in 2019 may be different. If you are unsure about including a course among your preferences, contact the relevant institution.
  2. This ATAR profile table is in line with Commonwealth Government transparency requirements. It is based on offers to recent school leavers (ie completed Year 12 in 2015 to 2017) who were selected solely or partly on their ATAR. Note that some institutions further differentiate this information on their websites by publishing:
    • separate data for 2017 Year 12 students and 2015/16 Year 12 students
    • data relating to an entire year's intake (eg all offers made in 2017 – semesters 1 and 2).
  3. The ATAR values exclude any adjustment factors.
  4. The selection ranks include the ATAR and any adjustment factors.

Abbreviations

– = data is not available.
<5 = less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made.
N/A = no offers were made on the basis of ATAR.

LA - Lowest ATAR
MA - Median ATAR
HA - Highest ATAR
LSR - Lowest selection rank
LSR - Median selection rank
LSR - Highest selection rank