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

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:

  1. Explain principles and concepts of science that underpin medical science and apply to human health. 
  2. 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. 

Major Structure

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)
Year 2
BIOL213 Principles of Biochemistry* 6 Autumn
CHEM212 Organic Chemistry II* 6 Autumn
MEDI211 Control Mechanisms Physiology* 6 Autumn
MEDI210 Histology 6 Autumn
BIOL214 The Biochemistry of Energy and Metabolism* 6 Spring
BIOL215 Introductory Genetics* 6 Spring
MEDI212 Introduction to Pathophysiology 6 Spring
Plus ONE elective subject (6cp) from the General Schedule.
Year 3
BIOL340 Cell and Molecular Biology 6 Autumn
CHEM358 Pharmacology* 6 Autumn
MEDI312 Fundamentals of Neuroscience 6 Autumn
BIOL341 Immunity and Infection* 6 Spring
MEDI323 Cardiorespiratory Studies 6 Spring
MEDI314 Regional Anatomy 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