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Bachelor of Pre-Medicine, Science and Health | 2020
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, Medical Science, Molecular Medicine or Nutrition.
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:
|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.
- All students can complete no more than 60 credit points at 100-level.
- Students wishing to complete double majors within the course should contact the Course Coordinator.
- The major pages include the common second and third year core subjects within the course structure.
|Subject Code||Subject Name||Credit Points||Session(s)|
|MEDI150||Fundamental Concepts in Food and Nutrition||6||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, CHEM105 and CHEM106. Please note, CHEM106 is only offered in Summer Session.|
|CHEM101||Chemistry IA: Introductory Physical and General Chemistry||6||Autumn|
|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.|
|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|
|CHEM105||Foundation Chemistry: Reactions and Structures||6||Spring|
|CHEM106||Foundation Chemistry: Properties and Reactivity of Matter||6||Summer 2020/2021|
|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|
|BIOL214||The Biochemistry of Energy and Metabolism||6||Spring|
|Plus two subjects in Spring session from the chosen major|
|MEDI381||Molecular Basis of Human Disease||6||Autumn|
|BIOL340||Cell and Molecular Biology||6||Autumn|
|Plus one subject in Autumn session from the chosen major|
|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|
Major 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.
For further information please email: firstname.lastname@example.org