Undergraduate course

Bachelor of Science (Medical, Molecular and Forensic Sciences)

Does the study of disease processes and diagnosis interest you? Do you want to help solve crime by forensic investigation? Or are you interested in knowing more about molecular and genetics across medical or biological science? Wherever your interests lie, our course has been designed for flexibility in mind, so you get to study and forge a career in what you’re most curious about.

What type of student are you?

Murdoch code

B1380

Study mode

Part Time or Full Time

Duration (years)

3 years

Selection rank

CRICOS code

0101675
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World leading research

Our research in clinical sciences and medical microbiology is ranked well above world-standard, and immunology and genetics above world standard. 1

Enjoy state-of-the-art facilities

You’ll study in the heart of the Murdoch health precinct, which includes 3 hospitals and a medical research institute.

Grow your industry connections

Interact with researchers and scientists, with strong industry links, from Murdoch's world-class research centres.

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Overview

This degree gives you the flexibility to choose which area of Medical, Molecular and Forensic Sciences to major in, including:

For breadth and flexibility, any two of these majors can be completed together within the same 3-year time frame.

In Biomedical Science you’ll explore human disease and its treatment and prevention, and learn both fundamental and specific laboratory techniques required across the medical fields, including in medical research. Or you’ll learn about medical technology and gain analytical skills needed to succeed in medical diagnosis in Clinical Laboratory Science.

Majoring in Forensic Biology and Toxicology will see you learn to apply scientific thinking to investigate crime and even participate in simulated crime cases.  You’ll discover the molecular basis of genetics and how to analyse and manipulate genes in the process of genetic engineering if you decide to major in Genetics and Molecular Biology.

You’ll also have the opportunity to increase your scope by choosing minors across other disciplines including anatomy, biology, bioinformatics, pharmacology, ethics, or science communication.

Our leading academics will guide and mentor you, as you explore the human body, forensic investigation, and/or DNA and genetics in-depth through extensive hands-on practical classes.

You can also expand on your career prospects by undertaking a double major or double degree with another scientific area.

3 reasons to study Bachelor of Science (Medical, Molecular and Forensic Sciences) at Murdoch

  • Mix and match double majors enable combination of two study areas within 3-years
  • Get extensive hands-on practical experience within your chosen field of science, including crime case work when you study Forensic Biology and Toxicology
  • You’ll study in the heart of the Murdoch health and research precinct, which includes 3 hospitals and multiple medical research institutes including the Australian National Phenome Centre, Institute for Immunology and Infectious Diseases and Centre for Molecular Medicine and Innovative Therapeutics.

What you'll learn

  • Biology of cells and nature of life at the molecular level
  • The living human body and diseases that affect it
  • Forensic anatomy, forensic DNA typing, toxicology and presentation of forensic evidence in court
  • Modern analytical techniques in medical diagnosis
  • Data collection, scientific method and current research trends

Your future career

Upon completion of this degree, you could pursue a career in a variety of health and science related settings including both government and the private sector. Depending on what you major in, you could work in roles such as:

  • Medical Researcher
  • Medical Scientist
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Molecular Biologist
  • Technologist

The degree can also be used as a stepping-stone into a postgraduate vocation such as medicine, pharmacy, forensic science (professional practice) or teaching.

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Entry requirements

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English Requirements

You must meet a minimum standard in English to study at Murdoch, which can be demonstrated through either English proficiency testsuniversity preparation coursesEnglish language coursesprevious tertiary study or vocational education.

 

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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Adjustment for Murdoch RISE

Murdoch RISE is a selection rank adjustment, as part of our commitment to helping students from regional, Indigenous and low socio-economic backgrounds gain university entry.

If you achieve an ATAR of 60.00 - 89.95, a Murdoch RISE adjustment factor of up to 10.00 points may help you get into your preferred course. Murdoch RISE can increase your selection rank up to a maximum of 90.00.

There’s no application or need to register. If you are eligible, the adjustment factor is automatically added to your raw ATAR score when you apply.

 

This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

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