2017 Undergraduate Courses
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Bachelor of Medical Mathematics | 2017

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Testamur Title of Degree:

Bachelor of Medical Mathematics



UOW Course Code:




Total Credit Points:



3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Home Faculty:

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences

Intake Session(s):


Delivery Mode:

On-campus (Face-to-face)

Delivery Campus / UAC Code:

Wollongong / 756530

Additional Information:

Course Finder


It is widely recognised that mathematical and statistical modelling and analysis is the key to future breakthroughs in areas including the understanding of biological systems, the treatment of diseases, drug development, and targeted clinical trials. This is because mathematics and statistics enable us to design meaningful yet streamlined experiments; find structure in data; and construct models that help to predict, and therefore control, future outcomes.

The Bachelor of Medical Mathematics provides the tools and develops the skills required for advanced modelling and analysis in the medical and health sciences sector. Students gain the skills needed to pursue careers in mathematics, statistics, medical research and industry, in areas such as genetics, epidemiology, medical imaging, drug delivery, neurophysiology and pharmacokinetics.

The program includes a combination of mathematics, statistics, chemistry, biosciences, population health, medical imaging, physiology and psychology.

Entry Requirements

Academic requirements and English requirements are available from the Course Finder.

Course Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from the Bachelor of Medical Mathematics will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a coherent core understanding of the fundamentals of both the mathematical and statistical disciplines;
  2. Exhibit depth and breadth of knowledge in one or more of the discipline areas of applied mathematics and statistics;
  3. Integrate knowledge derived from the medical, biological, physical and behavioural sciences;
  4. Investigate, solve and critically interpret practical and/or abstract problems using mathematical and/or statistical methods, including appropriate software tools;
  5. Appropriately communicate mathematical and/or statistical reasoning and conclusions to different audiences, using various delivery modes; and
  6. Apply professional, social and ethical approaches in learning to extend existing knowledge and work effectively and responsibly as an individual or in a team context. 

Course Structure

Students who enrol in the Bachelor of Medical Mathematics shall satisfactorily complete at least 144 credit points of prescribed subjects plus electives in accordance with the table below.

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Year 1
Students must choose ONE of the following two subjects:
CHEM101 Chemistry IA: Introductory Physical and General Chemistry 6 Autumn
CHEM104 Foundation Chemistry: Properties of Matter 6 Autumn
Note: Students who have achieved a mark of 65% or more in NSW HSC Chemistry (or equivalent) must select CHEM101. All other students must enrol in CHEM104.
PSYC101 Introduction to Behavioural Science 6 Autumn, Summer 2017/2018
MATH187 Mathematics 1: Algebra and Differential Calculus 6 Autumn
MEDI100 Human Structure and Function 6 Autumn
Students must choose ONE of the following two subjects:
CHEM102 Chemistry 1B: Structure and Reactivity of Molecules for Life 6 Spring
CHEM105 Foundation Chemistry: Reactions and Structures 6 Spring
Note: Students who have achieved a mark of 65% or more in NSW HSC Chemistry (or equivalent) must select CHEM102. All other students must enrol in CHEM105.
BIOL103 Molecules, Cells and Organisms 6 Spring
MATH188 Mathematics 2: Series and Integral Calculus 6 Spring
PHYS155 Introduction to Biomedical Physics 6 Spring
Year 2
MATH201 Multivariate and Vector Calculus 6 Autumn
MATH203 Linear Algebra 6 Autumn
BIOL213 Principles of Biochemistry 6 Autumn
STAT231 Probability and Random Variables 6 Autumn
MATH202 Differential Equations 2 6 Spring
MATH212 Applied Mathematical Modelling 2 6 Spring
BIOL215 Introductory Genetics 6 Spring
STAT232 Estimation and Hypothesis Testing 6 Spring
Year 3
MATH302 Differential Equations 3 6 Autumn
MATH329 Medical Mathematics and Applications 6 Autumn
STAT335 Sample Surveys and Experimental Design 6 Autumn
Elective chosen from the list below 6 Autumn
MATH305 Partial Differential Equations 6 Spring
MATH321 Numerical Analysis 6 Spring
STAT332 Linear and Generalised Linear Models 6 Spring
Elective chosen from the list below 6 Spring


The following subjects are approved for inclusion in the Bachelor of Medical Mathematics degree.

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
MATH222 Continuous Mathematics 6 Autumn
MATH204 Complex Variables and Group Theory 6 Spring
STAT333 Statistical Inference 6 Spring
MATH345 Mathematics Project B 6 Autumn, Spring
Or any other MATH, STAT, BIOL or CHEM subject at 300 level, and any subject from the General Schedule.


Credit Arrangements

Credit and articulation arrangements are available from the Course Finder. Refer to UOW's credit arrangements for information on how to apply for credit.

Other Information

Further information is available at:
UOW Course Finder
Email: eis@uow.edu.au
Email: Academic Program Director

Last reviewed: 12 October, 2016