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Bachelor of Pre-Medicine, Science and Health (Medical Science) | 2017
The Medical Science major provides an overview of human structure, function and health. The major is built on the core disciplines of human anatomy, physiology, biology, and chemistry, along with human growth, nutrition, exercise and effective communication in health care. Control mechanisms, histology, and pathophysiology are introduced in the second year, along with regional anatomy, cardiorespiratory physiology and neuroscience in the final year. Lectures, tutorials, and hands-on practical sessions are an integral component of the teaching across the major.
In addition to graduate entry medicine, this major is also a pathway to Honours and postgraduate research in the medical science field. As a graduate of this major, professional career pathways include but are not limited to medical research in a range of sectors including biotechnology industry, government laboratories, and hospital settings; allied heath; consulting; and higher education.
Major Learning Outcomes
Students graduating from a major in Medical Science will be able to:
- Explain principles and concepts of science that underpin medical science and apply to human health.
- Apply specific knowledge and skills in a number of specialised areas within medical and health sciences that include anatomy, chemistry/biochemistry, histology, neuroscience, physiology, pathology and medical research.
The schedule for students undertaking the Medical Science 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)|
|BIOL213||Principles of Biochemistry*||6||Autumn|
|CHEM212||Organic Chemistry II*||6||Autumn|
|MEDI211||Control Mechanisms Physiology*||6||Autumn|
|BIOL214||The Biochemistry of Energy and Metabolism||6||Spring|
|MEDI212||Introduction to Pathophysiology||6||Spring|
|NMIH205||Cultural Competence in Health Care Practice*||6||Spring|
|BIOL340||Cell and Molecular Biology||6||Autumn. First offered in 2018|
|CHEM358||Pharmacology*||6||Autumn. First offered in 2018|
|MEDI312||Fundamentals of Neuroscience||6||Autumn. First offered in 2018|
|BIOL341||Immunity and Infection*||6||Spring. First offered in 2018|
|MEDI323||Cardiorespiratory Studies||6||Spring. First offered in 2018|
|MEDI314||Regional Anatomy||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.