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Bachelor of Medical Mathematics (Dean's Scholar) | 2017
Testamur Title of Degree:
Bachelor of Medical Mathematics (Dean's Scholar)
UOW Course Code:
Total Credit Points:
3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences
Delivery Campus / UAC Code:
Wollongong / 756535
Dean's Scholars degrees are highly recognisable, giving students the edge in competitive employment. The degree offers a challenging and enriched educational experience for high-achieving students who want to perform above the level normally expected. Students are also encouraged to continue their studies through the completion of Honours and research programs.
Students complete the normal course requirements for the degree, but receive special privileges as they study such as accelerated learning, where possible, and academic mentoring. Dean’s Scholars are also encouraged to contribute to the scholarly life of the Faculty through events in the Faculty's postgraduate program.
Places are limited each year. Current students who have achieved a weighted average mark (WAM) of 80 at the end of one year of full-time study in a relevant degree may apply to transfer to the Dean’s Scholar degree.
Continuation in the Dean's Scholar degrees will normally be dependent on the student achieving a WAM of at least 80 in each year of study. Students who do not meet the required average will be transferred to the equivalent non-Dean's Scholar degree.
Please note that the Dean's Scholar Program is not offered for double degrees and is not a scholarship.
Academic requirements and English requirements are available from the Course Finder.
Course Learning Outcomes
Students graduating from the Bachelor of Medical Mathematics (Dean's Scholar) will be able to:
- Demonstrate a coherent core understanding of the fundamentals of both the mathematical and statistical disciplines.
- Exhibit depth and breadth of knowledge in one or more of the discipline areas of applied mathematics and statistics.
- Integrate knowledge derived from the medical, biological, physical and behavioural sciences.
- Investigate, solve and critically interpret practical and/or abstract problems using mathematical and/or statistical methods, including appropriate software tools.
- Appropriately communicate mathematical and/or statistical reasoning and conclusions to different audiences, using various delivery modes.
- 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.
- Plan and compose a research-based project or piece of scholarship that demonstrates understanding and critical analysis in medical mathematics.
Students who enrol in Bachelor of Medical Mathematics (Dean's Scholar) shall satisfactorily complete 144 credit points of prescribed subjects plus electives in accordance with the table below.
|Subject Code||Subject Name||Credit Points||Session(s)|
|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|
|MATH201||Multivariate and Vector Calculus||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|
|STAT232||Estimation and Hypothesis Testing||6||Spring|
|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 table below||6||Autumn|
|MATH305||Partial Differential Equations||6||Spring|
|STAT332||Linear and Generalised Linear Models||6||Spring|
|Complete ONE of the following Dean's Scholar core subjects|
|MATH235||Mathematics Project A||6||Autumn, Spring|
|STAT235||Statistics Project A||6||Spring|
The following subjects are approved for inclusion in the Bachelor of Medical Mathematics (Dean's Scholar) degree.
|Subject Code||subject Name||Credit Points||Session(s)|
|MATH204||Complex Variables and Group Theory||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.|
Students who meet the entry requirements for the Bachelor of Mathematics Advanced, currently requiring an ATAR of 95 and a high performance in Mathematics Extension 2, will be considered for an accelerated form of the above program. This involves permission to replace MATH187 and MATH188 by MATH110 Advanced Mathematics, and the opportunity to enrol in MATH345 Mathematics Project B and STAT345 Statistics Project.