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Bachelor of Pre-Medicine, Science and Health | 2018
Testamur Title of Degree:
Bachelor of Pre-Medicine, Science and Health
UOW Course Code:
Total Credit Points:
3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health
Delivery Campus / UAC Code:
The Bachelor of Pre-Medicine, Science and Health is a 3-year degree that provides a solid foundation for those students aspiring to undertake postgraduate study or professional practice in medicine or other health or science related fields. The course aims to prepare students to be competitive to study postgraduate medicine. However, it is recognised that not every student will articulate straight into a postgraduate medicine degree; as such the course will expose students to a range of pathways to further postgraduate education and professional practice opportunities.
The course is structured to provide foundational knowledge and skills in health and the sciences with core subjects in anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, pharmacology and organic chemistry. The core subjects are linked later in the course with a range of focused specialisations that enable students to gain a major in Biomedical Research, Exercise Science, Health Practice, Medical Science, Molecular Medicine or Nutrition.
Students can also select a minor from the General Schedule of such as Informatics, Physics, Indigenous Studies or Psychology.
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||Evaluate and review critically broad and coherent knowledge in the principles and concepts associated with evidence-based medical science and health practice and research.|
|2||Recognise and respond to the principles and concepts associated with professional practice (including legal and ethical practice).|
|3||Critically review, analyse, interpret, synthesise and create information|
|4||Exercise critical thinking, reflective practice and independent problem solving.|
|5||Communicate concepts and ideas clearly and coherently to others|
|6||Demonstrate skills in working effectively in interdisciplinary teams|
|7||Apply knowledge of the principles and concepts associated with medical related scientific research|
|8||Evaluate how medicine, science and health knowledge and skills can be applied in professional practice.|
To qualify for award of the degree, the Bachelor of Pre-Medicine, Science and Health, a candidate must successfully complete at least 144 credit points, comprised of:
- 102 credit points of core subjects, including a largely common first year.
- 42 credit points of subjects leading either to a major or minor study, to be completed in second and third year
- Students wishing to complete double majors within the course should contact the Course Coordinator.
- The major and minor pages include the common core second and third year subjects within the course structure.
Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s) Year 1 Autumn MEDI110 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, CHEM105 and CHEM106. Please note, CHEM106 is only offered in Summer Session. CHEM101 Chemistry IA: Introductory Physical and General Chemistry 6 Autumn OR CHEM104 Foundation Chemistry: Properties of Matter 6 Autumn Plus one subject from the following list; HAS 130 Social Determinants of Health 6 Autumn INDS150 Introduction to Indigenous Australia 6 Autumn MATH187 Mathematics 1: Algebra and Differential Calculus 6 Autumn MGNT208 Introduction to Management for Professionals A 6 Autumn PHYS141 Fundamentals of Physics A 6 Autumn PSYC101 Introduction to Behavioural Science 6 Autumn, Summer 2020/2021 STS 112 Changing Perceptions of Nature 6 Autumn Or other subject approved by the Course Coordinator * PSYC101 is recommended for the Exercise Science and Nutrition majors. ^ MATH187 is compulsory for the Medical Radiation Physics minor. Spring BIOL103 Molecules, Cells and Organisms 6 Spring MEDI112 Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology II 6 Spring MEDI128 Reasoning in Medical Ethics and Physical Sciences 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 Summer CHEM106 Foundation Chemistry: Properties and Reactivity of Matter 6 Summer 2020/2021 Year 2 Autumn BIOL213 Principles of Biochemistry 6 Autumn CHEM212 Organic Chemistry II 6 Autumn MEDI211 Control Mechanisms Physiology 6 Autumn Plus one subject in Autumn session from the chosen major/minor Spring BIOL214 The Biochemistry of Energy and Metabolism 6 Spring BIOL215 Introductory Genetics 6 Spring Plus two subjects in Spring session from the chosen major/minor Year 3 Autumn CHEM358 Pharmacology 6 Autumn MEDI381 Molecular Basis of Human Disease 6 Autumn Plus two subjects in Autumn session from the chosen major/minor Spring BIOL341 Immunity and Infection 6 Spring MEDI382 Nature and Nurture in Human Disease 6 Spring Plus two subjects in Spring Session from the chosen major/minor
Major Study Areas
Minor Study Areas
Students with a good academic record, particularly in their third year, are encouraged to consider an Honours year in the discipline of their major study. The Honours year is a fourth year of study that provides training in independent research.
For further information contact the Course Director.
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