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
- Physics for Biomedicine
- Experimental Design & Data Analysis
- Molecular & Cellular Biomedicine
- Principles of Genetics
- Integrated Human Structure & Function
- Techniques In Molecular Science
- Biomedicine: From Molecule to Malady
- Concepts In Cell & Developmental Biology
- Developmental Biology
- Frontiers in Biomedicine
- Molecular Aspects of Cell Biology
The Cell and Developmental Biology
major provides students with a broad understanding of the structure and functions of cells and the genetic, molecular and cellular basis of development in a range of organisms and experimental models. Taught by experts in several disciplines, it will specifically provide understanding of methodologies used in cell and developmental biology research and how this knowledge can be applied as technologies to improve the human condition. Dramatic advances in this field have shed light on numerous disorders in plants and animals and provided technologies to solve significant problems but also raised ethical issues for society (such as in vitro fertilisation (IVF), birth control, stem cell technology, reproductive/therapeutic cloning and genetically manipulated foods/crops). Graduates emerging from this major will not only gain a broad array of generic and specialist skills to equip them for a range of career paths (research / diagnostic laboratories, biotechnology, government agencies, agriculture, medico-legal and journalism) but an awareness of how research in this field impacts on society.
* To equip students with a broad knowledge of the structure and function of cells in unicellular and multicellular organisms.
* Engender an understanding of how cells interact in multicellular organisms to regulate tissue and organ structure and function and how these arise in developmental processes.
* Provide exposure to genetic, molecular and cellular experimental methodologies used to investigate cellular and developmental processes.
* Afford opportunities and experience in how to implement and apply research skills and techniques to biomedical problems.
* Facilitate the development of generic skills of analysis, interpretation, problem-solving and communication of scientific data.
Structure & Available Subjects:
This major consists of:
* 50 credit points at the third year level.