2017 Undergraduate Courses
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Bachelor of Pre-Medicine, Science and Health (Molecular Medicine) | 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 Molecular Medicine major provides the foundation for understanding and training in the latest, cutting edge techniques that underpin chemical sciences in health and medicine. In addition to core general and organic chemistry subjects, the second year will cover inorganic chemistry and molecular structure, leading into more advanced organic and medicinal chemistry in the third year, along with molecular spectroscopy. Training in a wide range of techniques that underpin molecular medicine including organic synthesis, various spectroscopic techniques, computer-aided drug development and pharmacology is provided through the laboratory component of the subjects giving students hands-on experience in these areas.

Potential future pathways for further education include progression to postgraduate medicine, or a research-based Honours or Masters program in organic or medicinal chemistry. As a graduate of this major professional career pathways include but are not limited to, health and medical research, pharmaceutical chemistry / drug design and development, forensic applications, patents, clinical trials, industrial chemistry, Government laboratories, consulting, marketing and education.

Major Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from a major in Molecular Medicine will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate extensive and coherent knowledge of the principles and concepts associated with chemistry.

  2. Demonstrate technical and cognitive skills associated with chemistry by locating, analysing and synthesising information to generate solutions to complex problems.

Major Structure

The schedule for students undertaking the Molecular Medicine 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
CHEM211 Inorganic Chemistry II 6 Autumn
CHEM212 Organic Chemistry II* 6 Autumn
MEDI211 Control Mechanisms Physiology* 6 Autumn
BIOL214 The Biochemistry of Energy and Metabolism 6 Spring
BIOL215 Introductory Genetics* 6 Spring
CHEM213 Molecular Structure, Reactivity and Change 6 Spring
NMIH205 Cultural Competence in Health Care Practice* 6 Spring
Year 3
BIOL340 Cell and Molecular Biology   6 Autumn. First offered in 2018
CHEM358 Pharmacology* 6 Autumn. First offered in 2018
CHEM374 Molecular Spectroscopy and Structure Elucidation 6 Autumn. First offered in 2018
BIOL341 Immunity and Infection* 6 Spring. First offered in 2018
CHEM360 Organic Synthesis III 6 Spring. First offered in 2018
CHEM333 Drug Discovery and Medicinal Chemistry 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: 10 November, 2016