The Bachelor of Health Science is delivered by the Research School of Population Health together with the ANU Medical School, the Research School of Biology and The John Curtin School of Medical Research.
The program is a distinctive science degree which will position you as a future leader in tackling health problems of national and global significance. This degree equips you with a broad understanding of the themes explored in advanced studies of medicine and offers an excellent pathway to the Doctor of Medicine and Surgery (MChD) at ANU. The Bachelor of Health Science draws upon the world-leading strengths of ANU in medical education, biomedical science, population health, psychology, social science and public policy to prepare you for a future in medical, allied health and health-related professions.
ANU is ranked the best university in Australia1 and is the only Australian university rated ‘well above world standard’ for public health and health service research in all three of the Excellence in Research for Australia evaluations. We have produced three Nobel Prize-winners in Physiology and Medicine and are home to Australia’s national medical research institute.
The Bachelor of Health Science can also be combined with the Master of Public Health as a Flexible Vertical Double Degree, allowing you to graduate with an undergraduate and postgraduate qualification.
1 - QS World University Rankings 2018
A pathway to medicine at ANU
The Bachelor of Health Science offers a pathway to the postgraduate Doctor of Medicine and Surgery (MChD) at ANU without having to sit the GAMSAT. At the end of their second year in the Bachelor of Health Science up to 30 students will receive an offer of entry to the Doctor of Medicine and Surgery (MChD), contingent upon their grade point average (GPA) and an interview process. Ten of the 30 places in the Doctor of Medicine and Surgery (MChD) program are reserved for rural and Indigenous students from the Bachelor of Health Science.