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Bachelor of Medical Research

The Bachelor of Medical Research is a research-led course, providing a strong foundation in medical research.

Key details

3 years full-time
Course Code
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Mar, Aug

About this course

The Bachelor of Medical Research is a research-led course, providing a strong foundation in medical research. It is designed to help you develop the skills to push the boundaries of what science knows about human health. If you've got a passion for saving lives, helping people and conducting scientific experiments, then this is the degree program for you.

At its core are the concepts and principles underlying human health and disease, as well as an understanding of the technologies, strategies and tools used to address medical research problems.

In choosing the Bachelor of Medical Research you will:

  • Build a degree that is tailored to your own interests: your choices for a Major are Biochemistry, Neuroscience, Pathology or Anatomy and Physiology
  • Learn from active research scientists who are well equipped to teach research methods and skills as they apply to their disciplines.
  • Acquire transferable skills – teamwork, critical thinking and the ability to communicate clearly - that will equip you for lifelong learning
  • Enjoy practical real-world learning experiences such as laboratory work and participation in project-based research

Entry requirements

If you're interested in studying the Bachelor of Medical Research you will need to meet the following requirements:

If you have just finished school

An ATAR score of 85 or higher, and have completed the following pre-requisite subjects (or equivalent) at AQF level 3:

  • Chemistry (CHM415115 or equivalent)

Mathematics is not a prerequisite subject however we strongly recommend having a background in:

  • General Mathematics MTG315115 or
  • Mathematics Methods MTM415117
If you are a tertiary applicant or completed secondary studies more than 5 years ago

Previous tertiary study at Bachelor level or higher - complete or incomplete with a Credit (60%) average on the most recent 8 (Level 100 units or above) units studied (equivalent to 2 full semesters of study) over no more than 4 semesters, undertaken within the last five years, plus pre-requisites.

Applicants with less than the equivalent of 2 full semesters of study must have a Credit (60%) average on Level 100 units or above + ATAR of 90, or a Distinction (70%) average + ATAR of 85 or above. If study was taken more than 5 years ago, it must be relevant and the applicant engaged in relevant employment which has kept their knowledge up-to-date.

Study locations

Hobart, TAS

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