The University of Newcastle, Australia
Selection Rank
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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UAC code


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

Medical/Health Professional Major

The Medical/Health Professions major is designed to prepare you for undergraduate or postgraduate health and medicine degrees, providing a strong grounding in the disciplines for professional clinical practice.

As part of the Bachelor of Biomedical Science, you’ll learn about a variety of core medical principles and practices. Your studies will see you advance your knowledge in human skeletal, neural and visceral anatomy. Courses within the major will also prepare you for medical research by increasing your understanding of the process and practice of clinical trials.

Students will also have the opportunity to specialise in exercise health, aboriginal health practice, and the relationship between infection and immunity. This training will set you up for postgraduate study in medicine or allied health professions.

You will be eligible to apply for the Joint Medical Program at the University of Newcastle under a tailored entry scheme*.

Suitable for biomedical science students with:

  • An interest in developing skills and knowledge for work in a professional medical setting.
  • Goals to deepen their understanding of medical terminology, theory and practice.
  • A commitment to learning about core sectors of medical and health science to become active contributors to Australian clinical research.

What do you learn in the medical/health professional major?

This biomedical science major is structured to enhance your knowledge of key concepts, principles and practices, preparing you to become a medical professional after graduation:

  • Theory and Communication: Introductory courses will provide students with a foundation in medical theory. You will also learn how to accurately report on your observations and findings in a medical research context.
  • Anatomy: Courses in skeletal, neural and visceral anatomy will deepen your understanding of how the human body functions, and responds to various forms of exercise and therapy.
  • Biomolecular Analysis: Your study will provide foundations in genomics and biomolecular analysis pertaining to Proteins and Nucleic Acids in the human body, and their relationship with disease.

Which degrees include this major?

The Bachelor of Biomedical Science allows you to study the Medical/Health Professional major:

* Students who complete the Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences (Medical / Health Professions) will be invited to attend the MSA/PQA based on a minimum UCAT ANZ rank (combined section score excluding SJT) as set by the JMP Admissions Committee.  The set minimum rank will reflect the rank used to identify rural students for MSA/PQA and is expected to be lower than the standard (non-rural) requirement.