Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences

The University of Adelaide

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.

Course Fee:

International: $115,500

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:


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.

Subjects you can Study:

Clinical trials; Medical sciences; Neurosciences; Addiction and mental health; Nutritional health; Public health; Reproductive and childhood health

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
North Terrace 55.15 No Part time
North Terrace 55.15 No Full time 3 years

Walk in remarkable footsteps

The University of Adelaide’s international reputation for breaking new ground has been forged by a continuous stream of exceptional people. We count among our alumni five Nobel Laureates, over 140 Fulbright Scholars and more than 100 Rhodes Scholars, including Australia’s first female Indigenous recipient. The country’s first female prime minister also studied here, as did the first Australian-born professional astronaut in space.
Today, our high-achieving culture continues to attract the world’s best and brightest, including students from more than 90 countries.

Be ready for the future workforce

Although many of the jobs you could be doing in a decade’s time don’t yet exist, your best preparation for them does at the University of Adelaide. We’re constantly updating and refining our degrees to ensure that — wherever your passions lie, you’ll gain the flexible capabilities to explore every opportunity tomorrow brings.
Importantly, our degrees’ recognised quality that opens career paths everywhere. We’re ranked inside the world’s top 50 universities in four subject areas; in the top 100 for another 12, and the top 150 for 10 more.*

Learn from world-leading research

As South Australia’s only member of Australia’s prestigious Group of Eight (Go8) research-intensive universities, our researchers collaborate with industry, government and leading institutions around the globe to address the world’s greatest challenges.
Our research—rated 5/5 in over 40 distinct fields^ informs all our degrees. Importantly, it also generates a tangible community benefit. Our total contribution to South Australia’s economy is over $4.23 billion†.
* QS World University Rankings By Subject, 2019. ^ Excellence in Research for Australia, 2018. † London Economics, 2018. 
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