2018 Undergraduate Courses
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Bachelor of Pre-Medicine, Science and Health (Biomedical Research) | 2018

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*    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 112 The Scientific Revolution 6 Autumn
SOC 251 Genetics, Biotechnology and Society 6 Autumn
BIOL232 Biology Research Internship 6 Autumn, Spring, Summer 2018/2019
BIOL292 Special Biology Studies 6 Autumn, Spring
BIOL214 The Biochemistry of Energy and Metabolism* 6 Spring 
BIOL215 Introductory Genetics* Spring 
STAT252 Statistics For the Natural Sciences 6 Spring
Plus ONE elective subject (6cp) chosen from the General Schedule
Year 3
BIOL340 Cell and Molecular Biology 6 Autumn
BIOL343 Techniques in Biotechnology and Medical Research 6 Autumn
CHEM358 Pharmacology* Autumn 
BIOL341 Infection and Immunity* 6 Spring
BIOL342 Biomedical Research:Skills and Techniques 6 Spring
Plus ONE subject from the following list:  
CHEM325 Bioinformatics:Genome, Genes and Biomolecules 6 Spring
MEDI323 Cardiorespiratory Studies 6 Spring
MEDI380 Integrated Science in Medicine (iSIM)* 12 Annual

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

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.

Other Information

For further information please email: smah-students@uow.edu.au

Last reviewed: 11 September, 2018