As a medical science professional, you can contribute to the development of new treatments, systems, procedures, and technologies that cure diseases and enhance patient health and outcomes.
Medical science roles include:
- general practitioner (GP),
- clinical physiologist,
- medical laboratory scientist, or
- medical researcher.
You may work one-on-one with patients, or indirectly help patients and communities within a range of industries such as diagnostic physiology measurement, food and nutrition, health education, public health, biopharmaceutical, medical research laboratories and more.
Strong job growth is projected by Labour Market Insights (2022) for general practitioner jobs with a projected change of 10.2% (or 6,300 jobs) by 2026. And medical laboratory scientists are expecting moderate job growth of 5.6% by 2026.
Skills and traits
In a medical science career, you’ll use critical thinking skills, be an active learner and have an interest in science, anatomy, biology, and chemistry. You’ll think analytically and make sense of information, ideas and data.
- Clinical skills
- Commitment to high ethical standards
- Analytical and critical thinking
- Attention to detail in record keeping and performing procedures
- Interest in medical sciences and lifelong learning
Medical science degrees
Take the next step towards your career in medical science with a CQU degree.
You’ll learn from experienced teachers, educators and researchers, and study in purpose-built, state-of-the-art clinics and laboratories.
CG93 - Bachelor of Medical Science (Specialisation)
Develop the expertise and skills to work as a health professional in pathology, clinical measurement, biotechnology or nutritional areas.
CM17 - Bachelor of Medical Science (Pathway to Medicine)
Prepare for a career in medicine with this unique pathway program designed to help you enter the University of Queensland's regionally based Doctor of Medicine Program.
CL10 - Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science (Honours)
Prepare for employment opportunities as a Medical Laboratory Scientist where you will conduct medical laboratory tests to assist in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease.
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