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
- Microbes, Infections & Responses
- Integrated Human Structure & Function
- Techniques In Molecular Science
- Biomedicine: From Molecule to Malady
- Principles of Immunology
- Mechanisms Of Human Disease
- Frontiers in Biomedicine
- Techniques For Investigation Of Disease
- Medical & Applied Immunology
The human immune system has evolved to control harmful microbes and tumors but can sometimes inflict damage on its host, and as such is a major contributor to human disease. This major examines and integrates immunology, the study of the immune system, with pathological processes and their morphologic, molecular and genetic bases which are associated with immune based disease. The major opens up careers in diagnostics, molecular biology, biotechnology and regulation, research into infectious agents associated with immune based pathology and the various outcomes of the immune system, especially those involved with autoimmunity and immunopathology. It provides a basis for further study in medical and paramedical disciplines.
Upon completion of this major students should be able to:
* understand the development, function and components of the immune system, especially the molecular aspects of immunity to infection, and the basis of immunopathologic conditions including allergies, autoimmune disease and transplantation responses;
* apply this knowledge to the determination of strategies which can augment or inhibit the immune response;
* describe the principles and procedures involved in isolating and characterising immune cells and their products;
* understand the cellular, molecular and genetic bases of the immunopathological conditions described above and how these contribute to morbidity, morality and the development and clinical use of therapeutic strategies; and
* communicate scientific ideas and findings effectively in both oral and written form.
Structure & Available Subjects:
This major consists of:
* 50 credit points at third year level
In order to complete this major, students have to complete the second year pre-requisite subject 526-205 Microbes: Infections and Responses at the second year level.