The University of Newcastle, Australia
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89.65 (Median SR)
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International entry requirement

Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC), the highest educational award in New South Wales schools.

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Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 24 Feb 2020
Mode of delivery

Face to Face


3 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 8 years maximum.



Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 24 Feb 2020

AUD37,475 (indicative annual fee, 2020)
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English language proficiency
  • IELTS overall minimum - 6.0
  • IELTS section minimum - 6.0

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3 years full-time.

Mode of delivery

Face to Face

Program code: 40097
CRICOS code: 023110D

Advanced Medical Research Major

The Advanced Medical Research major will prepare students for work in medical or health roles where research is a core component of work. Whether your area of interest lay in the study of microbiology, anatomy or genomics, you will be exposed to in depth learning experiences, and have the opportunity to use state of the art research facilities.

This major has been structured into a series of courses which will facilitate your study of how medical research is conducted, and the theory which informs the practice. You will learn how to identify an area for research, to observe a clinical study, and how to report on what you’ve found.

Rigorous hands-on laboratory experiences in small classes, will start from Year 1. You will have privileged access to some of the world’s leading researchers, who teach based on years of professional experience in medical study.

Graduates from this pathway may be eligible for a scholarship in an honours research project to jump-start their research career. Contact the Faculty of Health and Medicine for more information.

Suitable for biomedical science students with:

  • An interest in learning how to conduct a medical research project, from the identification of a clinical issue, to the reporting of observations and findings.
  • Goals to deepen their understanding of complex conditions affecting the human body, such as the biology of cancer cells.
  • A commitment to problem-solving and developing solutions to complex scientific challenges.

What do you learn in the advanced medical research major?

This biomedical science major will teach you about conducting medical research in a laboratory setting:

  • Process and Practice: Studying courses in medical research theory and method will provide you with the skills to conduct advanced research in medicine and health.
  • Pharmacology: Your study will focus upon the use of drugs and treatments upon the systems of human body. These will include the cardiovascular, endocrine and renal systems.
  • Neuroscience: You will learn about the operation of the nervous system and how medical researchers study complex conditions affecting the brain.

Which degrees include this major?

The Bachelor of Biomedical Science allows you to study a major in Advanced Medical Research: