Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours) (BMSc(Hons))

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Special Notes

There will be no intake into this program in 2020.

These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (


The Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours) program is only available to students who have passed the Third Year Examination of the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery. The Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours) program is a research based degree. The main component of the program is a research project, leading to the production of a research report or thesis.
Students who pursue the Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours) program, should develop an insight into the research culture, practice in scientific thinking, understanding of scientific methods and skills in verbal and written scientific communication.
The Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours) is an AQF Level 8 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 1 year.

Academic Program Rules for Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours)

There shall be a Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours).

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the degree of Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours), a student must complete satisfactorily a program of study from one of the following specialisations with a combined total of not less than 24 units, comprising:

  1. One major to the value of 24 units from the following:
    • Acute Care Medicine
    • Anatomical Sciences
    • Dentistry
    • General Practice
    • Medicine
    • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
    • Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
    • Orthopaedics and Trauma
    • Paediatrics
    • Pathology
    • Pharmacology
    • Physiology
    • Psychiatry
    • Public Health
    • Rural Health
    • Surgery