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Medical & Health Sciences

Open the door to a truly rewarding career as you explore ways to improve the physical and mental health of both humans and animals.

Studying Medical & Health Sciences in Perth

Are you passionate about helping, healing, and making a positive impact on others?

When you study Medical & Health Sciences, you can experience the joy of helping both humans and animals live happier, healthier lives. What could be more rewarding than that?

With a range of courses available to study at leading Perth institutions, you’re one step closer to a rewarding career as a professional in health-related industries.

What is Medical & Health Sciences?

Your studies in this field will provide you with a thorough understanding of human health and the Australian healthcare system, and the specialised knowledge you need to start working in your desired field.  

Throughout your training, you will gain problem-solving and communication skills, as well as adapting to a range of dynamic health and medical environments.

Jobs in high-demand

According to the National Skills Commission, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employment industry in Australia, with just over 15% of workers having their main job in this industry.  

Some of the most high-demand health sciences jobs include: 

  • Registered Nurse 
  • General Practitioner (Doctor) 
  • Aged and disability care 
  • Medical receptionist 
  • Regional Healthcare 


Medical courses in Perth 

There is a wide range of medical courses and health science courses available to study at leading Perth institutions in areas such as medical science, emergency medical services, laboratory medicine, environmental health, health promotion, dentistry, nutrition, nursing, midwifery, exercise and sports science, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, pharmacy, psychology, veterinary science, and optical science.  

The most common study pathway is to undertake a Bachelor of Health Science or Biomedical Science (or similar) and then choose your major/s.  

From there, you can complete post-graduate studies to further specialise in your desired field.  

Work Experience

Most medical and health sciences degrees require one or more work experience placements in relevant health-related organisations outside the institution. These allow you to build your communication and organizational capabilities through work-integrated learning experiences, gaining the skills required to enter the workforce.  

This study area comprises the following fields of work:

  • Medical Science
  •  Emergency Medical Services 
  • Laboratory Medicine 
  • Environmental Health 
  • Health Promotion 
  • Dentistry 
  • Nutrition 
  • Nursing 
  • Midwifery 
  • Exercise and Sports Science 
  • Occupational Therapy 
  • Physiotherapy 
  • Pharmacy 
  • Psychology 
  • Veterinary Science 
  • Optometry 

Medical & Health Sciences offers a diverse range of rewarding careers that contribute to the well-being of individuals and communities.  

With a qualification from a leading international education provider, you’ll be rewarded with a broad spectrum of opportunities within the Medical & Health sciences field. 

Depending on their majors, graduates can pursue a career as a: 

  • Medical practitioner
  • Paramedic 
  • Medical Researcher 
  • Public Health Specialist
  • Dentist 
  • Nutritionist 
  • Registered Nurse 
  • Midwife 
  • Occupational Therapist 
  • Physiotherapist 
  • Pharmacist 
  • Psychologist 
  • Vet 
  • Optometrist



All five of Perth’s Universities offer Medical and Health Sciences courses, including the University of Western Australia, Curtin University, Edith Cowan University, Murdoch University, and the University of Notre Dame. Each university offers a unique course offering; use our course search to find the best one for you.  

Some of the undergraduate degrees available in Medical and Health Sciences are: 

  • Bachelor of Biomedical Science 

  • Bachelor of Science (Health Sciences) 

  • Bachelor of Nursing 

  • Bachelor of Psychology 

  • Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science 

  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy 

Most medical and health sciences degrees require one or more work experience placements in relevant health-related organisations outside the institution. You will undertake this as part of your degree, and you will be assigned an organisation by your University.  

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Where to study Medical & Health Sciences in Perth