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Bachelor of Medical and Health Sciences | 2018
Testamur Title of Degree:
Bachelor of Medical and Health Sciences
UOW Course Code:
Total Credit Points:
3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health
Delivery Campus/UAC Code:
Wollongong / 757630
The Bachelor of Medical & Health Sciences is a 3-year flexible program designed specifically for students who wish to study the scientific basis of human structure, function and health.
The qualification provides a basis for a wide range of careers or further study in the medical and health sciences, including higher degree research and postgraduate studies in medicine and the allied health professions.
The course is built upon core science subjects in first year, which provide foundation knowledge in the sciences underpinning human structure, function and health. Students will receive rigorous training in human anatomy, physiology and biochemistry, linked with electives in diverse areas such as biology, biotechnology, chemistry, neuroscience, nutrition, psychology and public health.
As the degree progresses, there are increasing opportunities for students to customise their program of study that may include a broad range of subjects ranging from chemistry to those related to the human body and health, plus the option of acquiring a minor in an area of choice.
Entry Requirements and Credit Arrangements
Information on academic and English language requirements, as well as eligibility for credit for prior learning, is available from the Course Finder.
Course Learning Outcomes
Course Learning Outcomes are statements of learning achievement that are expressed in terms of what the learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do upon completion of a course. Students graduating from this course will be able to demonstrate:
|1||Critically review, analyse and synthesise information;|
|2||Explain principles and concepts of science that underpin medical science and apply to human health.|
|3||Apply how scientific knowledge and skills in the area of medical science and health as it relates to professional practice and/or scholarship.|
|4||Integrate and apply specific knowledge and skills in a number of specialised areas within medical and health sciences that can include anatomy, chemistry, biochemistry, histology, neuroscience, physiology, pathology and medical research.|
|5||Exercise critical thinking and independent problem solving.|
|6||Communicate knowledge in the area of medical science and health clearly and coherently to others.|
To qualify for award of the degree, the Bachelor of Medical and Health Sciences, a candidate must successfully complete at least 144 credit points in accordance with the course structure and recommended subject progression table below.
- The course should not contain any more than 60 credit points at Level 100.
Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s) Year 1 Autumn MEDI111 Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology I 6 Autumn Select one of the following two subjects: Note: Students who have achieved a mark of 65% or more in NSW HSC Chemistry or equivalent must select CHEM101 and CHEM102. All other students must select CHEM104 and CHEM105. CHEM101 Chemistry IA: Introductory Physical and General Chemistry 6 Autumn or CHEM104 Foundation Chemistry: Properties of Matter 6 Autumn Plus two subjects from the following list: HAS 130 Social Determinants of Health 6 Autumn MEDI110 INDS150 PHYS154 Energy, Climate Change and Human Society 6 Autumn BIOL105 Functional Biology of Animals and Plants 6 Autumn PSYC101 Introduction to Behavioural Science 6 Autumn, Summer 2020/2021 Or other subjects approved by the Course Coordinator Spring BIOL103 Molecules, Cells and Organisms 6 Spring MEDI112 Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology II 6 Spring Select one of the following subjects: CHEM102 Chemistry 1B: Structure and Reactivity of Molecules for Life 6 Spring or CHEM105 Foundation Chemistry: Reactions and Structures 6 Spring Plus one subject from the following list: ECON100 Economic Essentials for Business 6 Autumn, Spring EESC102 Earth's Interconnected Spheres 6 Spring GEOG122 Living in a Material World 6 Spring INDS150 Introduction to Indigenous Australia 6 Autumn PHYS155 Introduction to Biomedical Physics 6 Spring MEDI150 Fundamental Concepts in Food and Nutrition 6 Autumn STS 112 Changing Perceptions of Nature 6 Autumn Or other subject approved by the Course Coordinator. Year 2 Autumn BIOL213 Principles of Biochemistry 6 Autumn MEDI211 Control Mechanisms Physiology 6 Autumn Plus 12 credit points of subjects from the following list: CHEM212 Organic Chemistry II 6 Autumn MEDI240 Current Services in Indigenous Health 6 Spring MEDI210 Histology 6 Autumn MEDI222 Foundations of Biomechanics 6 Autumn HAS 230 Contemporary Public Health Issues 6 Not available in 2020 HAS 231 Promoting the Public's Health 6 Autumn MEDI243 Comparative Indigenous Health Issues 6 Not available in 2020 Or other subjects approved by the Course Coordinator. Spring BIOL214 The Biochemistry of Energy and Metabolism 6 Spring MEDI304 Research Methods and Analysis 6 Spring Plus 12 credit points of subjects from the following list: BIOL215 Introductory Genetics 6 Spring MEDI212 Introduction to Pathophysiology 6 Spring MEDI220 Musculoskeletal Functional Anatomy 6 Spring MEDI221 Exercise Physiology 6 Spring HAS 251 Introduction to Epidemiology 6 Spring STS 209 Science and Culture 6 Autumn Or other subjects approved by the Course Coordinator. Year 3 Autumn MEDI312 Fundamentals of Neuroscience 6 Autumn Plus 18 credit points of subjects from the following list: BIOL340 Cell and Molecular Biology 6 Autumn CHEM358 Pharmacology 6 Autumn MEDI350 Research Projects 12 Autumn, Spring MEDI322 Advanced Exercise Physiology and Metabolism 6 Autumn MEDI361 Nutrients & Metabolism 6 Not available in 2020 PHIL326 Bioethics 6 Autumn Or other subjects that approved by the Course Coordinator. Spring Select 24 credit points of subjects from the following list: BIOL341 Immunity and Infection 6 Spring CHEM325 Bioinformatics:Genome, Genes and Biomolecules 6 Spring MEDI314 Regional Anatomy 6 Spring MEDI350 Research Projects 12 Autumn, Spring MEDI323 Cardiorespiratory Studies 6 Spring MEDI382 Nature and Nurture in Human Disease 6 Spring Or other subjects approved by the Course Coordinator.
Students may also wish to complete a minor using some of their elective subjects. Some currently approved minors are listed below. A full list is available on the General Schedule of Minors.
Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health
Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts
Faculty of Business
Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences
Indigenous Health Studies
Earth and Environmental Science
Science and Technology
Philosophy of Psychology
Digital Media and Communication
Business Information Systems
Human Resource Management
Work, Health and Safety
Introduction to Public Health
Energy and Climate
Successful completion of the Bachelor of Medical and Health Sciences with a credit grade average enables students to apply for entry into the Bachelor of Medical and Health Sciences (Honours). For further information refer to the separate entry for Bachelor of Medical and Health Sciences (Honours).
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