The Bachelor of Medical Science is an innovative and flexible course providing exciting options for students interested in a wide range of careers in the medical and health sciences.
The course emphasises the fundamental sciences that underpin virtually all fields of medical science.
The topics specific to Medical Science combine different approaches to learning and progressively cover key elements such as teamwork, verbal communication, critical thinking, problem solving, hypothesis development and testing, and preparation of a grant proposal and business plan for research.
It differs from traditional courses in biomedical science by offering a broader range of specialisations and new topics that focus on the professional skills required to gain employment in any field of medical science.
Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR): A minimum of 95 is expected to be competitive for a place
The application process involves two steps:
1. Registration to sit the Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences Admission Test (UMAT). Registrations open in April each year and for the 2009 test, closed prior to the publication of this Guide. The test was held on 29 July 2009. UMAT scores from either 2008 or 2009 can be used for applications lodged for 2010.
2. Applications for the combined pathway must be lodged with SATAC by the closing date. Students will be asked to enter their UMAT identification number when they lodge their application on SATAC’s UniWeb .
Criminal History Screening Check
All optometry students will be required to complete a criminal history screening check prior to undertaking any placement. This requirement will apply to students when they commence the optometry component of the course.
Rural and remote sub-quota
An annual sub-quota of up to fifteen places in the Bachelor of Medical Science (Vision Science)/Optometry will be for applicants from rural and remote areas who wish to practice in rural and remote regions across Australia.
For further information about being considered for the rural and remote sub-quota refer to rural and remote sub-quota - statutory declaration.
Flinders University's Bedford Park campus is located on Sturt Road, just south of the Central Business District (CBD) of Adelaide, the capital city of the State of South Australia.
The most direct routes from the CBD are via:
* Anzac Highway and South Road, or
* Goodwood Road, Ayliffes Road and South Road.
If you are coming from the airport, travel via Sir Donald Bradman Drive and South Road.
Getting to and around the campus
Students and staff have many options for getting to campus, for example:
* public transport
* the Loop Bus
* Access cab.