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  • Objectives
    Graduates will gain an in depth understanding of drug actions and a broad appreciation of the scientific process of knowledge acquisition and problem solving.
  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of Biomedicine (Pharmacology)
  • 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
    Techniques in Molecular Science
    Breadth
    Integrated Human Structure & Function
    Fundamentals of Pharmacology
    Breadth

    Year 3
    Biomedicine: From Molecule to Malady
    Principles Of Pharmacology & Toxicology
    Drug Discovery & Development
    Breadth
    Frontiers in Biomedicine
    Experimental Pharmacology
    Neuropharmacology
    Breadth


    Subjects in a pharmacology major introduce students to the unified study of the interaction between chemical agents and living matter. Pharmacology provides quantitative rigour and extends on a range of other biomedical disciplines. A pharmacology major will provide the springboard for students in entering careers in many areas of biomedical research and associated industries. Graduates will gain an in depth understanding of drug actions and a broad appreciation of the scientific process of knowledge acquisition and problem solving.

    Objectives:     By the end of this major a student should have:

        * knowledge of the actions of important drugs used clinically and in research;
        * understood how the actions of new drugs are characterised and how drugs can be used to investigate questions of biological processes and signaling;
        * an understanding of the process of drug discovery and development;
        * used modern molecular approaches to solving pharmacological problems, and obtained an appreciation of their application to specific biological problems;
        * applied laboratory techniques and analytical approaches in different areas of pharmacology including the analysis and interpretation of data derived from experiments;
        * gained experience in the written and oral presentation of scientific data and developed an appreciation of the scientific literature.

    Structure & Available Subjects:    

    This major consists of:

        * 50 credit points at the third year level.

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