The Bachelor of Biomedicine
requires completion of a total of 300 points of study over three years full time, usually comprising four subjects per semester. Alternatively, the course can be completed in six or seven years part time.
The core of the degree builds understanding of the structure and function of the body
and consideration of the determinants of health and disease, including genetic and environmental influences. The integrated core program culminates in final year subjects that deal with contemporary issues in biomedicine
and aspects of medical conditions from the molecular and cellular
, right up to the population level.
Depth within a particular biomedical discipline is achieved by completing 50 points (4 subjects) in a major at 3rd year level.
In second year students are required to complete two selective subjects, which can be taken from the Bachelor of Science (provided pre-requisites are met).
Students also take 75 points (one quarter of the degree) from otherdiscipline areas. These breadth subjects
are designed to bridge disciplines, sharpening skills of logic, analysis and multidisciplinary problem solving.
- Biomolecules & Cells
- Chemistry for Biomedicine
- Calculus 2
- Genes & Environment
- Engineering Systems
- Design 1
- Linear Algebra
- Molecular & Cellular Biomedicine
- Engineering Computation
- Integrated Human Structure & Function
- Engineering Mathematics
- Biomedicine: From Molecule to Malady
- Modelling 1
- Fundamentals of Biosignals
- Frontiers in Biomedicine
- Biosystems Modelling 2
- Biosystems Design
Students who complete the Bioengineering Systems
major will be able to rigorously integrate the fundamental mathematics of systems modelling with biology, chemistry and physics in the formulation and solution of problems involving biomedical systems. More specifically, core skills and knowledge that will be developed include: fundamental scientific comprehension that will lead to accurate mathematical modelling of biological and engineering systems, analytical and abstract thinking, problem-solving and design skills, ability to carry out laboratory experiments to confirm possible solutions to complex problems. At all levels of this major, we will ensure the development of excellent communication skills that enable our graduates to deliver complex scientific information in a clear and concise fashion. The Bioengineering Systems major will open up pathways for students leading to accredited professional or scientific research careers in biomedical engineering (through further study in the Master in Engineering (Biomedical)), applied mathematics, applied science, teaching, management and finance.
This major consists of:
* 50 credit points at the third year level
In order to complete this major, students have to complete the following pre-requisite requirements:
* 37.5 credit points at the first year level and
* 25 credit points at the second year level