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  • Objectives
    Focuses upon issues of health and disease. The course combines the traditional interests of Human Biologists - Genetics, Anatomy and Physiology and Evolution - with a biomedical analysis of the human condition. This program analyses health and disease as fundamental parts of the human experience, providing the knowledge and skills required by careers in Human Biology and Biomedical Science. In addition, this course serves as a premedical program, with an increasing number of Human Biology graduates enrolling in Postgraduate Medicine.
  • Entry requirements
    Minimum admission requirements apply to enter this course.
  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of Science (Human Biology)
  • Course description
    Related careers
    Medical Scientist, Research Officer, Research Assistant, Laboratory Manager, Biomedical Technician, Phlebotomist, Paramedic, Medical Representative, Lecturer, High School Teacher, Primary School Teacher

    This course is available for on-campus study by students with an International student visa.
    This course structure contains information about the units which comprise the course as well as the credit points required to successfully complete it.

    The Bachelor of Science (Human Biology) is a 360 credit point (24 unit), multidisciplinary course. It consists of a 240 credit point (sixteen unit) Major in Human Biology combined with EITHER a 120 credit point (eight unit) Supporting Major OR 120 credit points consisting of a six unit Minor and two electives.

    Year One
    Unit           Description                                             Points

    Semester 1
    SCH1111    Fundamental Biomedical Techniques         15
    SCH1133    Human Genetics                                        15
    SCH1134    Human Structure and Function                  15
    Plus one Supporting Major unit
    or one Minor unit
    or one Elective unit

    Students who do not have TEE chemistry background or equivalent, must enrol in the unit SCH1123 Chemistry for Life Sciences.


    Unit           Description                                                                     Points
    Semester 2

    SCC1226    Introduction to Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry         15
    SCH1132    Human Evolution and Ecology                                           15
    SCH1143    Systems Physiology                                                           15
    Plus one Supporting Major unit
    or one Minor unit
    or one Elective unit

    Year Two
    Unit            Description                             Points

    Semester 1
    SCH2226    Human Molecular Genetics         15
    SCH2232    Medical Biochemistry                  15
    SCH2235    Applied Microbiology                   15
    Plus one Supporting Major unit
    or one Minor unit
    or one Elective unit

    Unit           Description                                        Points
    Semester 2

    SCH2111    Applied Physiology                                15
    SCH2141    Advanced Biomedical Techniques          15
    SCH2142    Forensic Genetics                                  15
    Plus one Supporting Major unit
    or one Minor unit
    or one Elective unit

    Year Three
    Unit           Description                                     Points

    Semester 1
    Students will select two of the following:
    SCH3145    Biomedical Ethics                              15
    SCH3223    Medical Genetics                               15
    SCH3227    The Biology of Human Disease         15
    Plus
    Two Supporting Major units
    or two Minor units
    or one Minor unit and one Elective unit
    or two Elective units

    Unit            Description                                                             Points
    Semester 2

    SCH3244    Developmental Biology                                               15
    SCH3434    Human Reproduction, Development and Ageing         15
    Plus Two Supporting Major units
    or two Minor units
    or one Minor unit and one Elective unitunits
    or two Elective units


    SUPPORTING MAJOR AND MINOR FIELDS OF STUDY
     
    The following areas are recommended for consideration by students as suitable Supporting Major and Minor fields of study: Addiction Studies Biomedical Science Chemistry Computer Science Health Promotion Mathematics Multidisciplinary Science Nutrition Physical Sciences Physics Psychology Sports Science Other areas may be selected with the approval of the Course Coordinator.

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