2017 Undergraduate Courses
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Bachelor of Pre-Medicine, Science and Health (Biomedical Research) | 2017

This information is for students commencing their course in 2017. Students follow the rules and requirements for the year they commenced their course. Please refer to the Archives link in the menu for years prior to 2017.

The Biomedical Research major encompasses the exciting and rapidly evolving fields of proteomics, genetic engineering and advanced techniques in molecular analysis. A new generation of pharmaceuticals, vaccines, hormones and anti-inflammatory agents are being developed using these technologies. This major will provide you with the tools and knowledge to work in biomedical science research and the biotechnology industry. Potential future pathways for further education include progression to postgraduate medicine, or a research-based Honours or Masters program in biology or medical biotechnology.  As a graduate of this major professional career pathways include but are not limited to, research positions in universities, colleges, research institutes and hospitals; industry positions in pharmaceutical or biotechnology companies; Government positions in health promotion and health economics; as well as careers in patent law, consulting, public policy, higher education, media or communications.

Major Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from a major in Biomedical Research will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate broad and coherent knowledge in the principles and concepts associated with biological sciences.

  2. Apply knowledge and skills in biological sciences to the authoring of scientific works.

  3. Demonstrate skills in experimental design and performance.

Major Structure

The schedule for students undertaking the Biomedical Research major for the Bachelor of Pre-Medicine, Science and Health for 2nd and 3rd year, including core and major subjects is detailed below.

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Year 2
BIOL213 Principles of Biochemistry 6 Autumn
CHEM212 Organic Chemistry II  6   Autumn 
MEDI211 Control Mechanisms Physiology 6 Autumn
Plus one subject from the following list:
BIOL104 Evolution, Biodiversity and Environment 6 Autumn
BIOL105 Functional Biology of Animals and Plants 6 Autumn
STS 100 Knowledge, Culture & Social Change: Science, Technology & Society 6 Autumn
SOC 251 Social Aspects of Genetics and Biotechnology 6 Autumn
BIOL232 Science Research Internship 6 Annual, Autumn, Spring, Summer 2017/2018
BIOL292 Special Biology Studies 6 Autumn, Spring
BIOL214 The Biochemistry of Energy and Metabolism  Spring 
BIOL215 Introductory Genetics  Spring 
STAT252 Statistics For the Natural Sciences 6 Spring
NMIH205 Cultural Competence in Health Care Practice 6 Spring
Year 3
BIOL340 Cell and Molecular Biology 6 Autumn. First offered in 2018
BIOL343 Techniques in Biotechnology and Medical Research 6 Autumn. First offered in 2018
CHEM358 Pharmacology  Autumn. First offered in 2018 
BIOL341 Infection and Immunity  Spring. First offered in 2018 
BIOL342 Biomedical Research:Skills and Techniques 6Spring. First offered in 2018
Plus one subject from the following list:  
CHEM325 Bioinformatics:Genome, Genes and Biomolecules 6 Spring. First offered in 2018
MEDI323 Cardiorespiratory Studies 6 Spring. First offered in 2018
MEDI380 Integrated Science in Medicine (iSIM) 12 Annual. First offered in 2018

*Subjects required for the course common core. These subjects are listed on the Bachelor of Pre-Medicine, Science and Health main page

Last reviewed: 4 November, 2016