2020 Undergraduate Courses
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Bachelor of Medical Mathematics | 2020

Testamur Title of Degree:

Bachelor of Medical Mathematics



UOW Course Code:




Total Credit Points:



3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Home Faculty:

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences

Intake Session(s):

Spring (suspended for 2020 intakes)

Delivery Mode:

On-campus (Face-to-face)

Delivery Campus / UAC Code:

Wollongong / 756530


It is widely recognised that mathematical and statistical modelling and analysis are the key to future breakthroughs in areas including the understanding of biological systems, the treatment of diseases, drug development, and targeted clinical trials. This is because mathematics and statistics enable us to design meaningful yet streamlined experiments; find structure in data; and construct models that help to predict, and therefore control, future outcomes.

The Bachelor of Medical Mathematics provides the tools and develops the skills required for advanced modelling and analysis in the medical and health sciences sector. Students gain the skills needed to pursue careers in mathematics, statistics, medical research and industry, in areas such as genetics, epidemiology, medical imaging, drug delivery, neurophysiology and pharmacokinetics.

The program includes a combination of mathematics, statistics, chemistry, biosciences, population health, medical imaging, physiology and psychology.

Entry Requirements & 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 (CLOs) 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:

CLO Description
1 Demonstrate a coherent core understanding of the fundamentals of both the mathematical and statistical disciplines.
2 Exhibit depth and breadth of knowledge in the discipline areas of mathematics and statistics.
3 Integrate knowledge derived from the medical, biological, physical and behavioural sciences.
4 Investigate, solve and critically interpret practical and/or abstract problems using mathematical and/or statistical methods, including appropriate software tools.
5 Appropriately communicate mathematical and/or statistical reasoning and conclusions to different audiences, using various delivery modes.
6 Apply professional, social and ethical approaches in learning to extend existing knowledge and to work effectively and responsibly as an individual or a team member.

Course Structure

Students who enrol in the Bachelor of Medical Mathematics shall satisfactorily complete at least 144 credit points of prescribed subjects as listed in the table below:

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Year 1
Students must choose ONE of the following two subjects:
CHEM101Chemistry IA: Introductory Physical and General Chemistry6Autumn
CHEM104Foundation Chemistry: Properties of Matter6Autumn
Note: Students who have achieved a mark of 65% or more in NSW HSC Chemistry (or equivalent) must select CHEM101. All other students must enrol in CHEM104.
MATH100Introduction to Mathematics6Autumn
MATH187Mathematics 1: Algebra and Differential Calculus6Autumn
MEDI100Human Structure and Function6Autumn
Students must choose ONE of the following two subjects:
CHEM102Chemistry 1B: Structure and Reactivity of Molecules for Life6Spring
CHEM105Foundation Chemistry: Reactions and Structures6Spring
Note: Students who have achieved a mark of 65% or more in NSW HSC Chemistry (or equivalent) must select CHEM102. All other students must enrol in CHEM105.
BIOL103Molecules, Cells and Organisms6Spring
MATH188Mathematics 2: Series and Integral Calculus6Spring
STAT101Introduction to Statistics6Spring
Year 2
MATH201Multivariate and Vector Calculus6Autumn
MATH202Differential Equations: Analysis and Applications6Autumn
BIOL213Principles of Biochemistry6Autumn
STAT201Random Variables and Estimation6Autumn
MATH203Linear Algebra and Groups6Spring
MATH205Numerical Methods6Spring
BIOL215Introductory Genetics6Spring
STAT202Statistical Inference and Introduction to Model Building6Spring
Year 3
MATH329Medical Mathematics6Autumn
STAT332Generalised Linear Models6Autumn
STAT335Sample Surveys and Experimental Design6Autumn
PSYC101Introduction to Behavioural Science6Autumn, Summer 2020/2021
MATH319Advanced Numerical Methods6Not available in 2020
STAT301Statistical Methods for Data Science6Spring
PHYS155Introduction to Biomedical Physics6Spring
MATH399Mathematics Capstone6Autumn, Spring


A fourth year of study, Honours, is available to students who have achieved a Credit average or better in the Bachelor of Medical Mathematics. It is a more challenging program that includes a research project. Students who wish to enter the Honours program should obtain the approval of the Honours Coordinator at the end of their third year.

Other Information

For further information email: eis@uow.edu.au or the Academic Program Director

Last reviewed: 4 February, 2020