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  • Objectives
    This major will provide you with knowledge about how the products of scientific research are commercialised as well as training in a relevant discipline area. Because of this, the major is not tied to a particular discipline area. The binding concept is that of developing technology from basic discipline knowledge in at least one area of biomedical science. Our understanding of how the molecules of life actually work is increasing every day and opens up a whole exciting new world of possibilities in biotechnology.
  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of Biomedicine (Biotechnology)
  • Course description
    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.

    Year 1
    • Biomolecules & Cells
    • Chemistry for Biomedicine
    • Calculus 2
    • Breadth
    • Genes & Environment
    • Physics for Biomedicine
    • Experimental Design & Data Analysis
    • Breadth

    Year 2
    • Molecular & Cellular Biomedicine
    • Biotechnology
    • Breadth
    • Integrated Human Structure & Function
    • Microbes, Infections & Responses
    • Breadth

    Year3
    • Biomedicine: From Molecule to Malady
    • Functional Genomics & Bioinformatics
    • Biotechnology In Practice
    • Breadth
    • Frontiers in Biomedicine
    • Protein Structure & Function
    • Molecular Aspects of Anatomy & Cell Biology
    • Breadth

    Biotechnology is the use of biological knowledge to develop new processes and products for use in industry, health, agribusiness and other areas of human technology. Biotechnology advances can be based on knowledge from biological sciences, chemical sciences, physical sciences or engineering. Because of this, the major is not tied to a particular discipline area. The binding concept is that of developing technology from basic discipline knowledge in at least one area of biomedical science.

    Objectives:    

    By the end of this major a student should have:

        * Knowledge of the basic principles of cellular and molecular science and bioengineering that underpin developments in biotechnology;
        * Understood local and global issues in biotechnology in relation to human welfare;
        * Studied the process by which developments in biotechnology are brought to the market place; and
        * Gained experience in written and oral presentation.

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