Medical Research

Uncover the mysteries of human health and disease by studying a Bachelor of Medical Research.

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Bachelor of Medical Research

Multidisciplinary skills in demand by industry

Acquire skills specific to medical research and experience a multidisciplinary and integrated learning environment.

Learn from world-leaders

Learn research methods, critical thinking and communication skills from world-leading medical research scientists.

Hands-on research and laboratory experiences

Enjoy an immersive research experience and participate in project-based and hands-on research in a lab setting.

The Bachelor of Medical Research is a distinctive research-focused course, designed and taught by active medical researchers. You will gain a strong foundation in biomedical sciences, and be equipped with an understanding of the emerging technologies, strategies and tools used to address medical research problems.

A strength of the course is the research focused core units, in which you will develop valuable knowledge and skills in research methodology and advance your ability to problem solve, think critically, and communicate science to a broad audience. These transferable skills and abilities provide you with an expansive skill set, and you for lifelong learning and careers in contemporary medical research and health-related fields.

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The Medical Science Major has been designed to complement the core units of the Bachelor of Medical Research and provides student with the opportunity to further apply the knowledge and skills. The first units in this major explore the origin, epidemiology and broader public health implications of disease, while third year offers students further specialisation and the opportunity to advance their knowledge in key bioscience disciplines.

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Career opportunities

Medical Researchers are not limited to a single professional discipline, you can pursue a career based on your strengths and interests. These could include careers in laboratory-based research, clinical research, public health, disease surveillance, academia, biotechnology, science communication, or policy development and management in Government-based departments or organisations.

The healthcare industry in expected to grow by over 15 percent over the next five years.

The current world-wide health crisis highlights the importance of medical research in helping to manage and treat disease on both an individual and population basis.

Here are some of the careers projected to grow into 2025.^



Projected job growth to 2025


Laboratory Manager:
Future Demand

National Skills Commission - 2021 Skills Priority List (June 2021)


Medical Laboratory Technician:
Future Demand

National Skills Commission - 2021 Skills Priority List (June 2021)

^ National Skills Commission five year projections from November 2020 to November 2025.

Student experience

Rhea Longley, Alumni

“I was supported by an excellent group of researchers and academics at the University of Tasmania who encouraged me to pursue my goals which led to a PhD in malaria at the University of Oxford.”

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