Biomedical Science major

Note: this major is only available to re-enrolling students.

Are you interested in finding out how diseases can be controlled, cured or prevented? Studying Biomedical Science will enable you to understand how the human body functions in health and disease, which is essential for the development of new treatments. You will gain an understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the human body, the microbes that cause disease and the molecular and pathological processes of disease and how these diseases are treated. To study biomedical sciences, you must take a double major. The first component comprises a set of core units (giving you a broad perspective of the field). The second component provides a deeper understanding in your chosen area of specialisation. Areas of specialisation are Anatomy and Human Biology, Physiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Microbiology and Immunology, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, or Pharmacology.

Outcomes

Students are able to (1) understand the basic sciences necessary for an understanding of biomedical science including the chemistry, human biology, molecular biology and physiology of the cells; (2) describe the major chemical and biochemical constituents of the human body, how the human body functions at the cellular and molecular level and the genetic mechanisms involved in inheritance; (3) understand these processes further and describe the basic cellular biochemical and molecular biological processes involved in maintaining human life, and the anatomy and physiology of the human body systems including the cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, gastrointestinal, neurological, skeletal and muscular, immune system; (4) describe the basic principles of the paraclinical sciences of microbiology, pathology and laboratory medicine and pharmacology; (5) demonstrate an integrated understanding of the paraclinical sciences through the choice of specified combinations of units; (6) describe the anatomy, biochemistry and physiology of the human body, how these may be influenced by environmental and genetic factors to produce disease per se, the major disease producing biological processes such as acute and chronic inflammation, the major disease producing bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites, and how the diseases may be treated using both pharmaceutical and immunological interventions; (7) demonstrate deep understanding of an area of specialisation; (8) demonstrate a range of laboratory skills while undertaking both majors including the manipulation of commonly used instrumentation in the biomedical sciences; (9) demonstrate competency in the laboratory; (10) demonstrate written and oral communication skills including the abilities to write a scientific report and present an oral communication to their peers; and (11) develop an awareness of the ethical requirements necessary for undertaking studies involving human subjects.

Degree-specific major

Biomedical Science can only be taken as a degree-specific major in the following degree courses:

BP004 Bachelor of Science
BH005 Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)

Overview of unit sequence

Biomedical Science is a degree-specific double major comprising:

  • two Level 1 units
  • four Level 2 units
  • eight Level 3 units
  • two Level 1 complementary units
  • two Level 2 complementary units
Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; N/A = not available in 2018

Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2019 or 2020.

Level 1

Degree-specific major units
Take the following unit:
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S2 SCIE1106 Molecular Biology of the Cell
Prerequisites:
(Human Biology: ATAR
or
equivalent;
or
Biology: ATAR
or
equivalent;
or
ANHB1101 Human Biology I: Becoming Human;
or
ANHB1102 Human Biology II: Being Human;
or
BIOL1130 Frontiers in Biology;
or
IMED1001 Form and Function) and (Chemistry: ATAR
or
equivalent
or
a Level 1 Chemistry unit)
Incompatibility:
SCIE2225 Molecular Biology passed in
or
before 2004
Degree-specific major units
Take unit(s) to the value of 6 points:
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1 ANHB1101 Human Biology I: Becoming Human
S2 ANHB1102 Human Biology II: Being Human
Complementary units
Take all complementary units (12 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S2 CHEM1004 Biological Chemistry
Prerequisites:
ATAR Chemistry, WACE Chemistry 3A/3B
or
TEE Chemistry
or
CHEM1003 Introductory Chemistry
or
equivalent
S1 SCOM1101 Communicating Science
Prerequisites:
ATAR Mathematics Applications
or
WACE Mathematics 2C/2D
or
TEE Discrete Mathematics
or
equivalent
or
higher
Co-requisites:
MATH1720 Mathematics Fundamentals (only required if students haven't completed Maths Applications
or
WACE Mathematics 2C/2D
or
TEE Discrete Mathematics
or
equivalent
or
higher). Please note that there will be a delay in validating your enrolment in SCOM1101 after you have enrolled in MATH1720.
Incompatibility:
SCIE1103 Science, Society and Communication

Level 2

Degree-specific major units
Take all units (24 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1 ANHB2212 Human Structure and Development
Prerequisites:
six points of ANHB1101 Human Biology I: Becoming Human; ANHB1102 Human Biology II: Being Human; BIOL1130 Frontiers in Biology (formerly BIOL1130 Core Concepts in Biology); BIOL1131 Plant and Animal Biology; SCIE1106 Molecular Biology of the Cell; SSEH1101 The Musculoskeletal System and Movement (formerly SSEH1101 Human Movement 1);
or
SSEH1102 Human Structure and Athletic Performance (formerly SSEH1102 Human Movement 2) Students who have not passed BOTH ANHB1101
and
ANHB1102 must take a prescribed reading list available from the unit coordinator and on LMS.
S1 BIOC2001 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Cell
Prerequisites:
SCIE1106 Molecular Biology of the Cell and (CHEM1004 Biological Chemistry
or
CHEM1002 Chemistry—Structure and Reactivity)
Incompatibility:
BIOC2203 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Cell, BIOC2201 Biochemistry of the Cell, SCIE2225 Molecular Biology
S2 MICR2209 Introduction to Infectious Diseases and Immunology
Prerequisites:
SCIE1106 Molecular Biology of the Cell
and
one of BIOL1130 Frontiers in Biology (formerly BIOL1130 Core Concepts in Biology); ANHB1101 Human Biology I: Becoming Human; ANHB1102 Human Biology II: Being Human
Incompatibility:
for pre-2012 courses: MICR2205 General and Applied Microbiology
S1 PHAR2210 Foundations of Pharmacology
Prerequisites:
(CHEM1002 Chemistry—Structure and Reactivity
or
CHEM1004 Biological Chemistry)
and
SCIE1106 Molecular Biology of the Cell;
or
(IMED1001 Form and Function
and
IMED1002 The Facts of Life)
Complementary units
Take all complementary units (12 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S2 PATH2220 Introduction to Human Disease
Prerequisites:
six points of ANHB1101 Human Biology I: Becoming Human; ANHB1102 Human Biology II: Being Human; BIOL1130 Frontiers in Biology (formerly BIOL1130 Core Concepts in Biology); BIOL1131 Plant and Animal Biology; SCIE1106 Molecular Biology of the Cell
Incompatibility:
PATH2201 Introduction to Human Disease,
or
PATH2299 Special Unit: Fundamentals of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
S1 PHYL2001 Physiology of Human Body Systems
Prerequisites:
SCIE1106 Molecular Biology of the Cell
or
IMED1002 The Facts of Life
or
((at least one of ANHB1101 Human Biology 1: Becoming Human, ANHB1102 Human Biology II: Being Human,
or
BIOL1130 Frontiers in Biology) and Chemistry ATAR
or
CHEM1003 Introductory Chemistry)
Incompatibility:
PHYL2255 Physiology of Human Body Systems

Level 3

Anatomy and Human Biology specialisation
Degree-specific major units
Take all units (18 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1 BIOC3001 Molecular Biology
Prerequisites:
[(BIOC2203 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Cell
or
BIOC2001 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Cell) and (BIOC2202 Biochemical Regulation of Cell Function
or
BIOC2002 Biochemical Regulation of Cell Function)]
or
[(BIOC2203 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Cell
or
BIOC2001 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Cell) and one of MICR2209 Introduction to Infectious Diseases and Immunology, PATH2201 Introduction to Human Disease, PHAR2210 Foundations of Pharmacology, PHYL2001 Physiology of Human Body Systems, ANHB2212 Human Structure and Development]
Incompatibility:
SCIE2225 Molecular Biology passed in
or
before 2004; SCIE3325 Molecular Biology
S2 PATH3304 Drugs and Disease B
Prerequisites:
Biomedical Science major Level 2 units
Incompatibility:
PHAR2220 Human Pharmacology, PHAR3310 Molecular Pharmacology, PHAR3311 Molecular Pharmacology Methods, PHAR3320 Systems Pharmacology, PATH3306 Integrated and Applied Pathology, PATH3302 Pathology: Human Oncobiology, PATH3305 Medical Genetics, PATH3354 Immunology and Immunopathology, PATH3308 Pathology and Laboratory Medicine II
S2 PHAR3320 Systems Pharmacology
Prerequisites:
[PHAR2210 Foundations of Pharmacology
and
PHAR2220 Human Pharmacology]
or
[PHAR2210 Foundations of Pharmacology
and
PHYL2001 Physiology of Human Body Systems
and
BIOC2001 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Cell
and
one of the following units: ANHB2212 Human Structure and Development, MICR2209 Introduction to Infectious Diseases and Immunology
or
PATH2220 Introduction to Human Disease]
Incompatibility:
PHAR3303 Drugs and Disease A,
and
PATH3304 Drugs and Disease B
Degree-specific major units
Take unit(s) to the value of 6 points:
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1 MICR3305 Immunobiology and Immune Diseases
Prerequisites:
MICR2208 Introductory Microbiology,
and
MICR2209 Introduction to Infectious Diseases and Immunology;
or
PATH2210 Fundamentals of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine,
and
PATH2220 Introduction to Human Disease
Incompatibility:
MICR3340 Infections and Immunity
and
PATH3307 Pathology and Laboratory Medicine I.
S1 MICR3330 Bacteria and Bacterial Disease
Prerequisites:
(MICR2208 Introductory Microbiology,
and
MICR2209 Introduction to Infectious Diseases and Immunology);
or
Biomedical Science major Level 2 units
Incompatibility:
MICR3302 Infections and Immunity
Degree-specific major units
Take unit(s) to the value of 18 points:
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
N/A ANHB3315 Human Evolutionary Ecology
Prerequisites:
at least 66 points of credit
S2 ANHB3316 Human Reproduction
Prerequisites:
ANHB2216 Human Reproductive Biology
or
two of (ANHB2212 Human Structure and Development, ANHB2214 Human Organs and Systems, ANHB2215 Biological Anthropology: Human Adaptation and Variation)
or
[ANHB2212 Human Structure and Development and two of (PHYL2001 Physiology of Human Body Systems, BIOC2203 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Cell, BIOC2001 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Cell, MICR2209 Introduction to Infectious Diseases and Immunology, PATH2201 Introduction to Human Disease, PATH2220 Introduction to Human Disease, PHAR2210 Foundations of Pharmacology)]
S1 ANHB3321 Biological Anthropology: Genes and Society
Incompatibility:
ANHB3311 Biological Anthropology
S2 ANHB3322 Human/Primate Social Organisation
Prerequisites:
at least 66 points of credit in a bachelor's degree
S1 ANHB3323 Cells, Tissues and Development
Prerequisites:
ANHB2212 Human Structure and Development
or
ANHB2214 Human Organs and Systems
or
equivalent
Incompatibility:
ANHB3313 Cell and Tissue Organisation
S1 ANHB3324 Human Structure and Function
Prerequisites:
ANHB2212 Human Structure and Development
or
(SSEH1101 The Musculoskeletal System and Movement and either ANHB1101 Human Biology I: Becoming Human
or
ANHB1102 Human Biology II: Being Human after completion of 96 points)
Incompatibility:
ANHB3304 Human Functional Morphology
Degree-specific major units
Take unit(s) to the value of 6 points:
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1 ANHB3310 Human Biology: Applications and Investigations I
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Anatomy and Human Biology major
Co-requisites:
one of ANHB3321 Biological Anthropology, Genes and Society
or
ANHB3323 Cells, Tissues and Development
or
ANHB3324 Human Structure and Function
Incompatibility:
ANHB3320 Human Biology: Applications and Investigations II
S2 ANHB3320 Human Biology: Applications and Investigations II
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Anatomy and Human Biology major
Co-requisites:
ANHB3315 Human Evolutionary Ecology
or
ANHB3316 Human Reproduction,
or
ANHB3322 Human/Primate Social Organisation
Incompatibility:
ANHB3310 Human Biology: Applications and Investigations I
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology specialisation
Degree-specific major units
Take all units (48 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1 ANHB3323 Cells, Tissues and Development
Prerequisites:
ANHB2212 Human Structure and Development
or
ANHB2214 Human Organs and Systems
or
equivalent
Incompatibility:
ANHB3313 Cell and Tissue Organisation
S1 BIOC3001 Molecular Biology
Prerequisites:
[(BIOC2203 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Cell
or
BIOC2001 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Cell) and (BIOC2202 Biochemical Regulation of Cell Function
or
BIOC2002 Biochemical Regulation of Cell Function)]
or
[(BIOC2203 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Cell
or
BIOC2001 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Cell) and one of MICR2209 Introduction to Infectious Diseases and Immunology, PATH2201 Introduction to Human Disease, PHAR2210 Foundations of Pharmacology, PHYL2001 Physiology of Human Body Systems, ANHB2212 Human Structure and Development]
Incompatibility:
SCIE2225 Molecular Biology passed in
or
before 2004; SCIE3325 Molecular Biology
S1 BIOC3002 Structural and Functional Biochemistry
Prerequisites:
[(BIOC2203 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Cell
or
BIOC2001 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Cell) and (BIOC2202 Biochemical Regulation of Cell Function
or
BIOC2002 Biochemical Regulation of Cell Function)]
or
[(BIOC2203 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Cell
or
BIOC2001 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Cell) and one of MICR2209 Introduction to Infectious Diseases and Immunology, PATH2201 Introduction to Human Disease, PHAR2210 Foundations of Pharmacology, PHYL2001 Physiology of Human Body Systems, ANHB2212 Human Structure and Development]
Incompatibility:
BIOC3351 Molecular and Structural Biochemistry
S2 BIOC3003 Omics—Global Approaches to Cell Function
Prerequisites:
[(BIOC2203 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Cell
or
BIOC2001 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Cell) and (BIOC2202 Biochemical Regulation of Cell Function
or
BIOC2002 Biochemical Regulation of Cell Function]
or
[(BIOC2203 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Cell
or
BIOC2001 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Cell) and one of MICR2209 Introduction to Infectious Diseases and Immunology, PATH2201 Introduction to Human Disease, PHAR2210 Foundations of Pharmacology, PHYL2001 Physiology of Human Body Systems, ANHB2212 Human Structure and Development]
Incompatibility:
BIOC3351 Structural and Functional Biochemistry
S2 BIOC3005 Cellular Biochemistry
Prerequisites:
[(BIOC2203 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Cell
or
BIOC2001 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Cell) and (BIOC2202 Biochemical Regulation of Cell Function
or
BIOC2002 Biochemical Regulation of Cell Function)]
or
[BIOC2203 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Cell
or
BIOC2001 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Cell) and one of MICR2209 Introduction to Infectious Diseases and Immunology, PATH2201 Introduction to Human Disease, PHAR2210 Foundations of Pharmacology, PHYL2001 Physiology of Human Body Systems, ANHB2212 Human Structure and Development]
Incompatibility:
BIOC3352 Cellular and Metabolic Biochemistry; PHYL3300 Mammalian Cell Biology
S2 PATH3304 Drugs and Disease B
Prerequisites:
Biomedical Science major Level 2 units
Incompatibility:
PHAR2220 Human Pharmacology, PHAR3310 Molecular Pharmacology, PHAR3311 Molecular Pharmacology Methods, PHAR3320 Systems Pharmacology, PATH3306 Integrated and Applied Pathology, PATH3302 Pathology: Human Oncobiology, PATH3305 Medical Genetics, PATH3354 Immunology and Immunopathology, PATH3308 Pathology and Laboratory Medicine II
S2 PHAR3320 Systems Pharmacology
Prerequisites:
[PHAR2210 Foundations of Pharmacology
and
PHAR2220 Human Pharmacology]
or
[PHAR2210 Foundations of Pharmacology
and
PHYL2001 Physiology of Human Body Systems
and
BIOC2001 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Cell
and
one of the following units: ANHB2212 Human Structure and Development, MICR2209 Introduction to Infectious Diseases and Immunology
or
PATH2220 Introduction to Human Disease]
Incompatibility:
PHAR3303 Drugs and Disease A,
and
PATH3304 Drugs and Disease B
S1 PHYL3001 Physiology of Membranes, Muscles and Signalling
Prerequisites:
PHYL2002 Physiology of Cells
or
PHYL2245 Physiology of Cells
or
(PHYL2001 Physiology of Human Body Systems and three of ANHB2212 Human Structure and Development, BIOC2203 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Cell, BIOC2001 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Cell, MICR2209 Introduction to Infectious Diseases and Immunology, PATH2201 Introduction to Human Disease, PHAR2210 Foundations of Pharmacology)
Incompatibility:
PHYL3340 Advanced Cell Physiology
Microbiology and Immunology specialisation
Degree-specific major units
Take all units (48 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1 ANHB3323 Cells, Tissues and Development
Prerequisites:
ANHB2212 Human Structure and Development
or
ANHB2214 Human Organs and Systems
or
equivalent
Incompatibility:
ANHB3313 Cell and Tissue Organisation
S1 MICR3305 Immunobiology and Immune Diseases
Prerequisites:
MICR2208 Introductory Microbiology,
and
MICR2209 Introduction to Infectious Diseases and Immunology;
or
PATH2210 Fundamentals of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine,
and
PATH2220 Introduction to Human Disease
Incompatibility:
MICR3340 Infections and Immunity
and
PATH3307 Pathology and Laboratory Medicine I.
S2 MICR3310 Applied and Environmental Microbiology
Prerequisites:
MICR2208 Introductory Microbiology
or
MICR2209 Introduction to Infectious Diseases and Immunology
or
Biomedical Science major Level 2 units
S2 MICR3320 Viruses and Viral Disease
Prerequisites:
(MICR2208 Introductory Microbiology,
and
MICR2209 Introduction to Infectious Diseases and Immunology);
or
Biomedical Science major Level 2 units
Incompatibility:
MICR3302 Infection and Immunity
S1 MICR3330 Bacteria and Bacterial Disease
Prerequisites:
(MICR2208 Introductory Microbiology,
and
MICR2209 Introduction to Infectious Diseases and Immunology);
or
Biomedical Science major Level 2 units
Incompatibility:
MICR3302 Infections and Immunity
S2 PATH3304 Drugs and Disease B
Prerequisites:
Biomedical Science major Level 2 units
Incompatibility:
PHAR2220 Human Pharmacology, PHAR3310 Molecular Pharmacology, PHAR3311 Molecular Pharmacology Methods, PHAR3320 Systems Pharmacology, PATH3306 Integrated and Applied Pathology, PATH3302 Pathology: Human Oncobiology, PATH3305 Medical Genetics, PATH3354 Immunology and Immunopathology, PATH3308 Pathology and Laboratory Medicine II
S2 PHAR3320 Systems Pharmacology
Prerequisites:
[PHAR2210 Foundations of Pharmacology
and
PHAR2220 Human Pharmacology]
or
[PHAR2210 Foundations of Pharmacology
and
PHYL2001 Physiology of Human Body Systems
and
BIOC2001 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Cell
and
one of the following units: ANHB2212 Human Structure and Development, MICR2209 Introduction to Infectious Diseases and Immunology
or
PATH2220 Introduction to Human Disease]
Incompatibility:
PHAR3303 Drugs and Disease A,
and
PATH3304 Drugs and Disease B
S1 PHYL3001 Physiology of Membranes, Muscles and Signalling
Prerequisites:
PHYL2002 Physiology of Cells
or
PHYL2245 Physiology of Cells
or
(PHYL2001 Physiology of Human Body Systems and three of ANHB2212 Human Structure and Development, BIOC2203 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Cell, BIOC2001 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Cell, MICR2209 Introduction to Infectious Diseases and Immunology, PATH2201 Introduction to Human Disease, PHAR2210 Foundations of Pharmacology)
Incompatibility:
PHYL3340 Advanced Cell Physiology
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine specialisation
Degree-specific major units
Take all units (48 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1 ANHB3323 Cells, Tissues and Development
Prerequisites:
ANHB2212 Human Structure and Development
or
ANHB2214 Human Organs and Systems
or
equivalent
Incompatibility:
ANHB3313 Cell and Tissue Organisation
S2 BIOC3005 Cellular Biochemistry
Prerequisites:
[(BIOC2203 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Cell
or
BIOC2001 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Cell) and (BIOC2202 Biochemical Regulation of Cell Function
or
BIOC2002 Biochemical Regulation of Cell Function)]
or
[BIOC2203 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Cell
or
BIOC2001 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Cell) and one of MICR2209 Introduction to Infectious Diseases and Immunology, PATH2201 Introduction to Human Disease, PHAR2210 Foundations of Pharmacology, PHYL2001 Physiology of Human Body Systems, ANHB2212 Human Structure and Development]
Incompatibility:
BIOC3352 Cellular and Metabolic Biochemistry; PHYL3300 Mammalian Cell Biology
S1 MICR3305 Immunobiology and Immune Diseases
Prerequisites:
MICR2208 Introductory Microbiology,
and
MICR2209 Introduction to Infectious Diseases and Immunology;
or
PATH2210 Fundamentals of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine,
and
PATH2220 Introduction to Human Disease
Incompatibility:
MICR3340 Infections and Immunity
and
PATH3307 Pathology and Laboratory Medicine I.
S1 MICR3330 Bacteria and Bacterial Disease
Prerequisites:
(MICR2208 Introductory Microbiology,
and
MICR2209 Introduction to Infectious Diseases and Immunology);
or
Biomedical Science major Level 2 units
Incompatibility:
MICR3302 Infections and Immunity
S1 PATH3305 Medical Genetics
Prerequisites:
completion of Level 2 of a major in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Biomedical Science
or
Genetics; for pre-2012 courses: GENE2230 Molecular Genetics I
and
GENE2250 Principles of Inheritance
Incompatibility:
GENE3320 Medical Genetics
S2 PATH3308 Pathology and Laboratory Medicine II
Prerequisites:
completion of Level 2 of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine major
or
Biomedical Science major
Incompatibility:
PATH3311 Biotherapeutics and Regenerative Medicine (heritage unit), PATH3304 Drugs and Disease B
S2 PATH3309 Cancer Pathology
Prerequisites:
for pre-2012 courses: 12 points from ANHB2214 Human Organs and Systems, BIOC2201 Biochemistry of the Cell, BIOC2202 Biochemical Regulation of Cell Function, GENE3330 Molecular Genetics and Genomics, MICR2203 Introductory Immunology, MICR2204 Introductory Microbiology, MICR2206 Epidemiology and Infection, PATH2201 Introduction to Human Disease
Incompatibility:
PATH3302 Cancer Pathology
S2 PHYL3003 Physiology of Nutrition and Metabolism
Prerequisites:
96 points
and
PHYL2001 Physiology of Human Body Systems
Pharmacology specialisation
Degree-specific major units
Take all units (42 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1 ANHB3323 Cells, Tissues and Development
Prerequisites:
ANHB2212 Human Structure and Development
or
ANHB2214 Human Organs and Systems
or
equivalent
Incompatibility:
ANHB3313 Cell and Tissue Organisation
S2 BIOC3005 Cellular Biochemistry
Prerequisites:
[(BIOC2203 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Cell
or
BIOC2001 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Cell) and (BIOC2202 Biochemical Regulation of Cell Function
or
BIOC2002 Biochemical Regulation of Cell Function)]
or
[BIOC2203 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Cell
or
BIOC2001 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Cell) and one of MICR2209 Introduction to Infectious Diseases and Immunology, PATH2201 Introduction to Human Disease, PHAR2210 Foundations of Pharmacology, PHYL2001 Physiology of Human Body Systems, ANHB2212 Human Structure and Development]
Incompatibility:
BIOC3352 Cellular and Metabolic Biochemistry; PHYL3300 Mammalian Cell Biology
S1 PHAR3310 Molecular Pharmacology
Prerequisites:
PHAR2210 Foundations of Pharmacology,
and
PHAR2220 Human Pharmacology;
or
IMED2002 Blood and Drugs
and
one of the following units: IMED2001 Body Defences; IMED2003 Essentials of Research in the Health and Medical Sciences
or
IMED2004 Human Development and Genetics
Incompatibility:
PHAR3303 Drugs and Disease A
and
PATH3304 Drugs and Disease B
S1 PHAR3311 Molecular Pharmacology Methods
Prerequisites:
PHAR2210 Foundations of Pharmacology,
and
PHAR2220 Human Pharmacology;
or
IMED2002 Blood and Drugs and one of the following units: IMED2001 Body Defences, IMED2003 Essentials of Research in the Health and Medical Sciences
or
IMED2004 Human Development and Genetics
Co-requisites:
PHAR3310 Molecular Pharmacology;
or
Biomedical Science major level 2 units
Incompatibility:
PHAR3303 Drugs and Disease A,
and
PATH3304 Drugs and Disease B
S2 PHAR3320 Systems Pharmacology
Prerequisites:
[PHAR2210 Foundations of Pharmacology
and
PHAR2220 Human Pharmacology]
or
[PHAR2210 Foundations of Pharmacology
and
PHYL2001 Physiology of Human Body Systems
and
BIOC2001 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Cell
and
one of the following units: ANHB2212 Human Structure and Development, MICR2209 Introduction to Infectious Diseases and Immunology
or
PATH2220 Introduction to Human Disease]
Incompatibility:
PHAR3303 Drugs and Disease A,
and
PATH3304 Drugs and Disease B
S2 PHAR3321 Systems Pharmacology Methods
Prerequisites:
[PHAR2210 Foundations of Pharmacology
and
PHAR2220 Human Pharmacology]
or
[PHAR2210 Foundations of Pharmacology
and
PHYL2001 Physiology of Human Body Systems
and
BIOC2001 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Cell
and
one of the following units: ANHB2212 Human Structure and Development; MICR2209 Introduction to Infectious Diseases and Immunology
or
PATH2220 Introduction to Human Disease]
Co-requisites:
PHAR3320 Systems Pharmacology
Incompatibility:
PHAR3303 Drugs and Disease A
and
PATH3304 Drugs and Disease B
S2 PHYL3003 Physiology of Nutrition and Metabolism
Prerequisites:
96 points
and
PHYL2001 Physiology of Human Body Systems
Degree-specific major units
Take unit(s) to the value of 6 points:
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1 MICR3305 Immunobiology and Immune Diseases
Prerequisites:
MICR2208 Introductory Microbiology,
and
MICR2209 Introduction to Infectious Diseases and Immunology;
or
PATH2210 Fundamentals of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine,
and
PATH2220 Introduction to Human Disease
Incompatibility:
MICR3340 Infections and Immunity
and
PATH3307 Pathology and Laboratory Medicine I.
S1 MICR3330 Bacteria and Bacterial Disease
Prerequisites:
(MICR2208 Introductory Microbiology,
and
MICR2209 Introduction to Infectious Diseases and Immunology);
or
Biomedical Science major Level 2 units
Incompatibility:
MICR3302 Infections and Immunity
Physiology specialisation
Degree-specific major units
Take all units (42 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1 BIOC3001 Molecular Biology
Prerequisites:
[(BIOC2203 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Cell
or
BIOC2001 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Cell) and (BIOC2202 Biochemical Regulation of Cell Function
or
BIOC2002 Biochemical Regulation of Cell Function)]
or
[(BIOC2203 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Cell
or
BIOC2001 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Cell) and one of MICR2209 Introduction to Infectious Diseases and Immunology, PATH2201 Introduction to Human Disease, PHAR2210 Foundations of Pharmacology, PHYL2001 Physiology of Human Body Systems, ANHB2212 Human Structure and Development]
Incompatibility:
SCIE2225 Molecular Biology passed in
or
before 2004; SCIE3325 Molecular Biology
S2 PATH3304 Drugs and Disease B
Prerequisites:
Biomedical Science major Level 2 units
Incompatibility:
PHAR2220 Human Pharmacology, PHAR3310 Molecular Pharmacology, PHAR3311 Molecular Pharmacology Methods, PHAR3320 Systems Pharmacology, PATH3306 Integrated and Applied Pathology, PATH3302 Pathology: Human Oncobiology, PATH3305 Medical Genetics, PATH3354 Immunology and Immunopathology, PATH3308 Pathology and Laboratory Medicine II
S2 PHAR3320 Systems Pharmacology
Prerequisites:
[PHAR2210 Foundations of Pharmacology
and
PHAR2220 Human Pharmacology]
or
[PHAR2210 Foundations of Pharmacology
and
PHYL2001 Physiology of Human Body Systems
and
BIOC2001 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Cell
and
one of the following units: ANHB2212 Human Structure and Development, MICR2209 Introduction to Infectious Diseases and Immunology
or
PATH2220 Introduction to Human Disease]
Incompatibility:
PHAR3303 Drugs and Disease A,
and
PATH3304 Drugs and Disease B
S1 PHYL3001 Physiology of Membranes, Muscles and Signalling
Prerequisites:
PHYL2002 Physiology of Cells
or
PHYL2245 Physiology of Cells
or
(PHYL2001 Physiology of Human Body Systems and three of ANHB2212 Human Structure and Development, BIOC2203 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Cell, BIOC2001 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Cell, MICR2209 Introduction to Infectious Diseases and Immunology, PATH2201 Introduction to Human Disease, PHAR2210 Foundations of Pharmacology)
Incompatibility:
PHYL3340 Advanced Cell Physiology
S1 PHYL3002 Physiology of Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems
Prerequisites:
PHYL2001 Physiology of Human Body Systems; for pre-2012 courses: PHYL2255 Physiology of Human Body Systems
or
PHYL2260 Physiology of Adaptation and Stress
Incompatibility:
PHYL3350 Physiological Control Mechanisms
S2 PHYL3003 Physiology of Nutrition and Metabolism
Prerequisites:
96 points
and
PHYL2001 Physiology of Human Body Systems
S2 PHYL3004 Physiology of Integrated Organ Function
Prerequisites:
PHYL2001 Physiology of Human Body Systems
and
PHYL2002 Physiology of Cells; for pre-2012 courses: [PHYL2245 Physiology of Cells and (PHYL2255 Physiology of Human Body Systems
or
PHYL2260 Physiology of Adaptation and Stress)]
Incompatibility:
PHYL3340 Advanced Cellular Physiology, PHYL3350 Physiological Control Mechanisms
Degree-specific major units
Take unit(s) to the value of 6 points:
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1 MICR3305 Immunobiology and Immune Diseases
Prerequisites:
MICR2208 Introductory Microbiology,
and
MICR2209 Introduction to Infectious Diseases and Immunology;
or
PATH2210 Fundamentals of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine,
and
PATH2220 Introduction to Human Disease
Incompatibility:
MICR3340 Infections and Immunity
and
PATH3307 Pathology and Laboratory Medicine I.
S1 MICR3330 Bacteria and Bacterial Disease
Prerequisites:
(MICR2208 Introductory Microbiology,
and
MICR2209 Introduction to Infectious Diseases and Immunology);
or
Biomedical Science major Level 2 units
Incompatibility:
MICR3302 Infections and Immunity

Choosing your degree-specific major

You must satisfy the requirements of a degree-specific major before you complete your course. The flexible structure of an undergraduate course allows you to try out a number of different subjects to see what interests you before nominating your degree-specific major. You have the choice to either nominate your degree-specific major when you first enrol in the course or delay nominating it until your second year.

To plan the first year of your study without nominating a degree-specific major, you are advised to choose units that will pave the way to two or more degree-specific majors that are of interest to you. For examples of the choice of units available in first year, search the first-year study plans .

To fully understand the structure of an undergraduate course, read the course structure information and the Undergraduate Degree Course Rules.

The following example illustrates how the Biomedical Science degree-specific major can be included in the Bachelor of Science course .

Anatomy and Human Biology specialisation
Course Study Plan: CSP004-BIOMS-1
Physiology specialisation
Course Study Plan: CSP004-BIOMS-2
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology specialisation
Course Study Plan: CSP004-BIOMS-3
Microbiology and Immunology specialisation
Course Study Plan: CSP004-BIOMS-4
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine specialisation
Course Study Plan: CSP004-BIOMS-5
Pharmacology specialisation
Course Study Plan: CSP004-BIOMS-6

There are more choices open to you. For more examples, search the study plans .