Bachelor of Medical Science

Program code


Available at


Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt


South Bank





3 years full-time
equivalent offered over 2 years

Credit points


Indicative fee

$31,500.00* per year (more)
* 2019 indicative annual fee

Entry requirements


IELTS (Academic) (more)



Offered in

Trimester 1


  • English
  • For applicants who completed secondary studies up to three years before applying and have not attempted tertiary study at diploma level or higher

Assumed knowledge

  • Maths B
  • One of Biology, Chemistry or Physics

My details

Programs change over time. Course lists and requirements are specific to the year you started studying.


For the award of Bachelor of Medical Science (BMedSc), you must successfully complete 240 credit points, made up of the core courses AND

  • 20 credit points of listed electives.

Other program requirements

You must successfully complete:

  • no more than 100 credit points of Level 1 courses (the first digit of a course code denotes the level);
  • at least 60 credit points of Level 3 courses or higher.

This degree/s may be awarded with Distinction where a student achieves a minimum program GPA of 6.5 with no failed courses. The words 'This award was achieved with Distinction' will be recorded on the testamur and will appear below the conferral date of the award.

Designated courses for the purposes of exclusion

The following course has been designated for the purposes of the Academic Standing, Progression and Exclusion Policy. The Dean and Head of School will carefully monitor any instances of exclusion.

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 2 2500MED Human Skills in Medicine  10

Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Level and Type

The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is the national policy for regulated qualifications in Australian education and training. This qualification is accredited as an AQF Level 7 - Bachelor Degree.

Program learning outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes communicate to the community the value of the Griffith educational experience as benchmarked against national qualification standards.

Program Learning Outcomes for this award describe the knowledge, skills and the application of knowledge and skills you will acquire through studying the Griffith program of your choice.

Note: Students must check the prerequisite and incompatible requirements before selecting any course within this program.

Year 1

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 1001MSC Chemistry of Biological Systems I  10
Tri 1 1002MSC Introduction to Biomedical Data Analysis  10
Tri 1 1014MSC Cells, Tissues and Regulation  10
Tri 1 1016MSC Anatomy and Physiology Systems I  10
Tri 1,3 2805NRS Legal and Ethical Principles in Healthcare  10
Tri 2 1005MSC Genes and Disease  10
Tri 2 1015MSC Chemistry of Biological Systems II  10
Tri 2 1017MSC Anatomy and Physiology Systems II  10
Tri 2 2500MED Human Skills for Medicine (see Note 1) 10
Tri 2 2007MSC Microbiology  10
Tri 2 2003MSC Fundamentals of Microbiology (from 2019) 10
Tri 3 2220MED Epidemiology  10
Tri 3 3001MSC Science of Infection Control  10
Tri 3 3003MSC Research Project  10
Tri 3   Listed elective  10

Note 1: 2500MED Human Skills for Medicine is a designated course for the purposes of exclusion.

Year 2

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 2008MSC Structural Biochemistry  10
Tri 1 3004MSC Immunology  10
Tri 1 2000MSC Molecular Genetics  10
Tri 1 2012AHS Integrated Systems Physiology  10
Tri 1   Listed elective  10
Tri 2 3000MSC Integrative Medical Sciences  10
Tri 2 2011MSC Metabolism  10
Tri 2 3013MSC Infectious Disease  10
Tri 2 3002MSC Pharmacology  10
Tri 2,3 1205MED Health Challenges for the 21st Century  10

You must complete 20 credit points from the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 3006MSC Clinical Microbiology  10
Tri 1 3007MSC Histology  10
Tri 1 2210AHS Nutrition  10
Tri 1 3016MSC Macromolecular and Cellular Biochemistry  10
Tri 1 3121MED First Peoples Health and Practice  10
Tri 1,3 3002LFC Community Internship  10
Tri 1,2 or 3 3200LHS Independent Internship (not offered from 2020) 10
Tri 1,3 3144LHS The Biography Project: Biography and Life Stories at End of Life  10
Tri 2,3 2004MSC Pathology Techniques  10
Tri 3 3025MSC Essential Skills for the New Health Professional  10
Tri 3 2022LHS (Re)Imagining Aging and Dying 1 (not offered from 2019) 10
Tri 1,3 3142LHS (Re)Imagining Aging and Dying 1  10
Tri 1,3 3144LHS The Biography Project: Biography and Life Stories at End of Life (from 2019) 10