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About this major

With the rise of personalised medicine, there is predicted to be an increase in jobs available in the broad medical and health sciences.

Whether you want to work at the cutting edge of medical research or become a doctor or dentist with further study, the Medical Science program will give you the essential foundation for a rewarding career improving the health of people and the community.  

You will develop your knowledge of the structure and function of the human body, from the molecular level all the way to whole systems.

It will allow you to launch straight into graduate research in medical science, and will give you an excellent foundation of knowledge if you wish to undertake the University of Sydney's graduate medicine or dentistry programs. 

A program in Medical Science allows you develop an additional level of expertise in field by building upon the embedded major with additional units of study.

Graduate opportunities

Medical science graduates can be found in a diverse range of careers and roles, including:

  • Medical researcher
  • Pathologist
  • Doctor
  • Dentist
  • Histologist
  • Physiologist
  • Microbiologist
  • Biochemist
  • Biomedical device designer
Courses that offer this major

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