UWA Handbook 2017

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FURTHER INFORMATION

Anh Nguyen

I initially studied Biomedical Science as it is an ideal foundation for postgraduate medicine. During my course and vacation work I realised the major can in fact open up a lot more opportunities outside traditional clinical settings. I am now determined to pursue a career in medical research following my graduation.

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

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 2017

Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2018 or 2019.

Level 1

Take the following unit:
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
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
Take unit(s) to the value of 6 points:
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1 ANHB1101 Human Biology I: Becoming Human None
S2 ANHB1102 Human Biology II: Being Human None
Take all complementary units (12 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
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

Take all units (24 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
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
Incompatibilityfor 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
Take all complementary units (12 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
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 Incompatibility: PHYL2255 Physiology of Human Body Systems

Level 3

Anatomy and Human Biology specialisation

Take all units (24 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1 BIOC3004 Biochemistry in Health and Disease Prerequisites: MICR2209 Introduction to Infectious Diseases and Immunology and (BIOC2203 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Cell or BIOC2001 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Cell)
Incompatibility: BIOC3001 Molecular Biology, BIOC3002 Structural and Functional Biochemistry, BIOC3003 Omics—Global Approaches to Cell Function, BIOC3005 Cellular Biochemistry, PHCY3302 Nutrition, Health and Drug Development
S2 MICR3350 Advanced Infectious Diseases Prerequisites: MICR2209 Introduction to Infectious Diseases and Immunology; and Biomedical Science major Level 2 units
Incompatibility: MICR3310 Applied and Environmental Microbiology, MICR3320 Viruses and Viral Disease, MICR3330 Bacteria and Bacterial Disease, MICR3340 Immunity and Infection, MICR3302 Infection and Immunity, MICR3301 General Microbiology
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
S1 PHAR3303 Drugs and Disease A Prerequisites: SCOM1101 Introduction to Scientific Practices, ANHB2212 Human Structure and Development, PHAR2210 Foundations of Pharmacology, PHYL2001 Physiology of Human Body Systems, MICR2209 Introduction to Infectious Diseases and Immunology, BIOC2203 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Cell, PATH2201 Introduction to Human Disease
Incompatibility: PHAR2220 Systems Pharmacology, PHAR2230 Systems Pharmacology, PHAR3310 Molecular Pharmacology, PHAR3311 Molecular Pharmacology Methods, PHAR3320 Systems Pharmacology, PATH3303 Advanced Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, PATH3306 Integrated and Applied Pathology, PATH3302 Pathology: Human Oncobiology, PATH3305 Medical Genetics, PATH3311 Biotherapeutics and Regenerative Medicine, PATH3354 Immunology and Immunopathology
Take unit(s) to the value of 6 points:
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1 ANHB3310 Human Biology: Applications and Investigations I Co-requisites: ANHB3321 Biological Anthropology: Genes and Society; 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 Co-requisites: ANHB3315 Human Evolutionary Ecology or ANHB3316 Human Reproduction, or ANHB3322 Human/Primate Social Organisation
Incompatibility: ANHB3310 Human Biology: Applications and Investigations I
Take unit(s) to the value of 18 points:
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S2 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
N/A ANHB3322 Human/Primate Social Organisation Prerequisites: at least 66 points of credit in a bachelor's degree
S1 ANHB3323 Cells, Tissues and Development 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

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology specialisation

Take all units (48 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1 ANHB3328 Communication Systems in the Human Body Prerequisites: ANHB2212 Human Structure and Development and PHYL2001 Physiology of Human Body Systems
Incompatibility: ANHB3310 Human Biology: Applications and Investigations I; ANHB3315 Human Evolutionary Ecology; ANHB3316 Human Reproduction; ANHB3320 Human Biology: Applications and Investigations II; ANHB3321 Biological Anthropology: Genes and Society; ANHB3323 Cells, Tissues and Development; ANHB3324 Human Structure and Function; ANHB3304 Human Functional Morphology; ANHB3311 Biological Anthropology; PHYL3001 Physiology of Membranes, Muscles and Signalling; PHYL3002 Physiology of Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems; PHYL3003 Physiology of Nutrition and Metabolism; PHYL3004 Physiology of Integrated Organ Function; PHYL3340 Advanced Cellular Physiology; PHYL3350 Physiology Control Mechanisms; PHYL3300 Mammalian Cell Biology
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
S1 PHAR3303 Drugs and Disease A Prerequisites: SCOM1101 Introduction to Scientific Practices, ANHB2212 Human Structure and Development, PHAR2210 Foundations of Pharmacology, PHYL2001 Physiology of Human Body Systems, MICR2209 Introduction to Infectious Diseases and Immunology, BIOC2203 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Cell, PATH2201 Introduction to Human Disease
Incompatibility: PHAR2220 Systems Pharmacology, PHAR2230 Systems Pharmacology, PHAR3310 Molecular Pharmacology, PHAR3311 Molecular Pharmacology Methods, PHAR3320 Systems Pharmacology, PATH3303 Advanced Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, PATH3306 Integrated and Applied Pathology, PATH3302 Pathology: Human Oncobiology, PATH3305 Medical Genetics, PATH3311 Biotherapeutics and Regenerative Medicine, PATH3354 Immunology and Immunopathology
S2 PHYL3305 Human Growth, Development and Ageing Prerequisites: ANHB2212 Human Structure and Development and PHYL2001 Physiology of Human Body Systems
Incompatibility: ANHB3310 Human Biology: Applications and Investigations I, ANHB3315 Human Evolutionary Ecology, ANHB3316 Human Reproduction, ANHB3320 Human Biology: Applications and Investigations II, ANHB3321 Biological Anthropology: Genes and Society, ANHB3323 Cells, Tissues and Development, ANHB3324 Human Structure and Function, ANHB3304 Human Functional Morphology, ANHB3311 Biological Anthropology, PHYL3001 Physiology of Membranes, Muscles and Signalling, PHYL3002 Physiology of Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems, PHYL3003 Physiology of Nutrition and Metabolism, PHYL3004 Physiology of Integrated Organ Function, PHYL3340 Advanced Cellular Physiology, PHYL3350 Physiology Control Mechanisms, PHYL3300 Mammalian Cell Biology

Microbiology and Immunology specialisation

Take all units (48 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1 ANHB3328 Communication Systems in the Human Body Prerequisites: ANHB2212 Human Structure and Development and PHYL2001 Physiology of Human Body Systems
Incompatibility: ANHB3310 Human Biology: Applications and Investigations I; ANHB3315 Human Evolutionary Ecology; ANHB3316 Human Reproduction; ANHB3320 Human Biology: Applications and Investigations II; ANHB3321 Biological Anthropology: Genes and Society; ANHB3323 Cells, Tissues and Development; ANHB3324 Human Structure and Function; ANHB3304 Human Functional Morphology; ANHB3311 Biological Anthropology; PHYL3001 Physiology of Membranes, Muscles and Signalling; PHYL3002 Physiology of Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems; PHYL3003 Physiology of Nutrition and Metabolism; PHYL3004 Physiology of Integrated Organ Function; PHYL3340 Advanced Cellular Physiology; PHYL3350 Physiology Control Mechanisms; PHYL3300 Mammalian Cell Biology
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
S1 MICR3340 Immunity and Infection Prerequisites: (MICR2208 Introductory Microbiology, and MICR2209 Introduction to Infectious Diseases and Immunology); or Biomedical Science major Level 2 units
Incompatibility: MICR3302 Infections and Immunity and PATH3307 Pathology and Laboratory Medicine I.
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
S1 PHAR3303 Drugs and Disease A Prerequisites: SCOM1101 Introduction to Scientific Practices, ANHB2212 Human Structure and Development, PHAR2210 Foundations of Pharmacology, PHYL2001 Physiology of Human Body Systems, MICR2209 Introduction to Infectious Diseases and Immunology, BIOC2203 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Cell, PATH2201 Introduction to Human Disease
Incompatibility: PHAR2220 Systems Pharmacology, PHAR2230 Systems Pharmacology, PHAR3310 Molecular Pharmacology, PHAR3311 Molecular Pharmacology Methods, PHAR3320 Systems Pharmacology, PATH3303 Advanced Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, PATH3306 Integrated and Applied Pathology, PATH3302 Pathology: Human Oncobiology, PATH3305 Medical Genetics, PATH3311 Biotherapeutics and Regenerative Medicine, PATH3354 Immunology and Immunopathology
S2 PHYL3305 Human Growth, Development and Ageing Prerequisites: ANHB2212 Human Structure and Development and PHYL2001 Physiology of Human Body Systems
Incompatibility: ANHB3310 Human Biology: Applications and Investigations I, ANHB3315 Human Evolutionary Ecology, ANHB3316 Human Reproduction, ANHB3320 Human Biology: Applications and Investigations II, ANHB3321 Biological Anthropology: Genes and Society, ANHB3323 Cells, Tissues and Development, ANHB3324 Human Structure and Function, ANHB3304 Human Functional Morphology, ANHB3311 Biological Anthropology, PHYL3001 Physiology of Membranes, Muscles and Signalling, PHYL3002 Physiology of Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems, PHYL3003 Physiology of Nutrition and Metabolism, PHYL3004 Physiology of Integrated Organ Function, PHYL3340 Advanced Cellular Physiology, PHYL3350 Physiology Control Mechanisms, PHYL3300 Mammalian Cell Biology

Pathology and Laboratory Medicine specialisation

Take all units (48 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1 ANHB3328 Communication Systems in the Human Body Prerequisites: ANHB2212 Human Structure and Development and PHYL2001 Physiology of Human Body Systems
Incompatibility: ANHB3310 Human Biology: Applications and Investigations I; ANHB3315 Human Evolutionary Ecology; ANHB3316 Human Reproduction; ANHB3320 Human Biology: Applications and Investigations II; ANHB3321 Biological Anthropology: Genes and Society; ANHB3323 Cells, Tissues and Development; ANHB3324 Human Structure and Function; ANHB3304 Human Functional Morphology; ANHB3311 Biological Anthropology; PHYL3001 Physiology of Membranes, Muscles and Signalling; PHYL3002 Physiology of Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems; PHYL3003 Physiology of Nutrition and Metabolism; PHYL3004 Physiology of Integrated Organ Function; PHYL3340 Advanced Cellular Physiology; PHYL3350 Physiology Control Mechanisms; PHYL3300 Mammalian Cell Biology
S1 BIOC3004 Biochemistry in Health and Disease Prerequisites: MICR2209 Introduction to Infectious Diseases and Immunology and (BIOC2203 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Cell or BIOC2001 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Cell)
Incompatibility: BIOC3001 Molecular Biology, BIOC3002 Structural and Functional Biochemistry, BIOC3003 Omics—Global Approaches to Cell Function, BIOC3005 Cellular Biochemistry, PHCY3302 Nutrition, Health and Drug Development
S2 MICR3350 Advanced Infectious Diseases Prerequisites: MICR2209 Introduction to Infectious Diseases and Immunology; and Biomedical Science major Level 2 units
Incompatibility: MICR3310 Applied and Environmental Microbiology, MICR3320 Viruses and Viral Disease, MICR3330 Bacteria and Bacterial Disease, MICR3340 Immunity and Infection, MICR3302 Infection and Immunity, MICR3301 General Microbiology
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
S1 PATH3307 Pathology and Laboratory Medicine I Prerequisites: completion of Level 2 of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine major or Biomedical Science major
Incompatibility: PATH3354 Immunology and Immunopathology (heritage unit) and MICR3340 Immunity and Infection
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 Prerequisitesfor 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 PHYL3305 Human Growth, Development and Ageing Prerequisites: ANHB2212 Human Structure and Development and PHYL2001 Physiology of Human Body Systems
Incompatibility: ANHB3310 Human Biology: Applications and Investigations I, ANHB3315 Human Evolutionary Ecology, ANHB3316 Human Reproduction, ANHB3320 Human Biology: Applications and Investigations II, ANHB3321 Biological Anthropology: Genes and Society, ANHB3323 Cells, Tissues and Development, ANHB3324 Human Structure and Function, ANHB3304 Human Functional Morphology, ANHB3311 Biological Anthropology, PHYL3001 Physiology of Membranes, Muscles and Signalling, PHYL3002 Physiology of Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems, PHYL3003 Physiology of Nutrition and Metabolism, PHYL3004 Physiology of Integrated Organ Function, PHYL3340 Advanced Cellular Physiology, PHYL3350 Physiology Control Mechanisms, PHYL3300 Mammalian Cell Biology

Pharmacology specialisation

Take all units (48 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1 ANHB3328 Communication Systems in the Human Body Prerequisites: ANHB2212 Human Structure and Development and PHYL2001 Physiology of Human Body Systems
Incompatibility: ANHB3310 Human Biology: Applications and Investigations I; ANHB3315 Human Evolutionary Ecology; ANHB3316 Human Reproduction; ANHB3320 Human Biology: Applications and Investigations II; ANHB3321 Biological Anthropology: Genes and Society; ANHB3323 Cells, Tissues and Development; ANHB3324 Human Structure and Function; ANHB3304 Human Functional Morphology; ANHB3311 Biological Anthropology; PHYL3001 Physiology of Membranes, Muscles and Signalling; PHYL3002 Physiology of Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems; PHYL3003 Physiology of Nutrition and Metabolism; PHYL3004 Physiology of Integrated Organ Function; PHYL3340 Advanced Cellular Physiology; PHYL3350 Physiology Control Mechanisms; PHYL3300 Mammalian Cell Biology
S1 BIOC3004 Biochemistry in Health and Disease Prerequisites: MICR2209 Introduction to Infectious Diseases and Immunology and (BIOC2203 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Cell or BIOC2001 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Cell)
Incompatibility: BIOC3001 Molecular Biology, BIOC3002 Structural and Functional Biochemistry, BIOC3003 Omics—Global Approaches to Cell Function, BIOC3005 Cellular Biochemistry, PHCY3302 Nutrition, Health and Drug Development
S2 MICR3350 Advanced Infectious Diseases Prerequisites: MICR2209 Introduction to Infectious Diseases and Immunology; and Biomedical Science major Level 2 units
Incompatibility: MICR3310 Applied and Environmental Microbiology, MICR3320 Viruses and Viral Disease, MICR3330 Bacteria and Bacterial Disease, MICR3340 Immunity and Infection, MICR3302 Infection and Immunity, MICR3301 General Microbiology
S1 PHAR3310 Molecular 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 PHAR3311 Molecular 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: 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 Introduction to Human Disease] 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 PHYL3305 Human Growth, Development and Ageing Prerequisites: ANHB2212 Human Structure and Development and PHYL2001 Physiology of Human Body Systems
Incompatibility: ANHB3310 Human Biology: Applications and Investigations I, ANHB3315 Human Evolutionary Ecology, ANHB3316 Human Reproduction, ANHB3320 Human Biology: Applications and Investigations II, ANHB3321 Biological Anthropology: Genes and Society, ANHB3323 Cells, Tissues and Development, ANHB3324 Human Structure and Function, ANHB3304 Human Functional Morphology, ANHB3311 Biological Anthropology, PHYL3001 Physiology of Membranes, Muscles and Signalling, PHYL3002 Physiology of Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems, PHYL3003 Physiology of Nutrition and Metabolism, PHYL3004 Physiology of Integrated Organ Function, PHYL3340 Advanced Cellular Physiology, PHYL3350 Physiology Control Mechanisms, PHYL3300 Mammalian Cell Biology

Physiology specialisation

Take all units (48 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1 BIOC3004 Biochemistry in Health and Disease Prerequisites: MICR2209 Introduction to Infectious Diseases and Immunology and (BIOC2203 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Cell or BIOC2001 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Cell)
Incompatibility: BIOC3001 Molecular Biology, BIOC3002 Structural and Functional Biochemistry, BIOC3003 Omics—Global Approaches to Cell Function, BIOC3005 Cellular Biochemistry, PHCY3302 Nutrition, Health and Drug Development
S2 MICR3350 Advanced Infectious Diseases Prerequisites: MICR2209 Introduction to Infectious Diseases and Immunology; and Biomedical Science major Level 2 units
Incompatibility: MICR3310 Applied and Environmental Microbiology, MICR3320 Viruses and Viral Disease, MICR3330 Bacteria and Bacterial Disease, MICR3340 Immunity and Infection, MICR3302 Infection and Immunity, MICR3301 General Microbiology
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
S1 PHAR3303 Drugs and Disease A Prerequisites: SCOM1101 Introduction to Scientific Practices, ANHB2212 Human Structure and Development, PHAR2210 Foundations of Pharmacology, PHYL2001 Physiology of Human Body Systems, MICR2209 Introduction to Infectious Diseases and Immunology, BIOC2203 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Cell, PATH2201 Introduction to Human Disease
Incompatibility: PHAR2220 Systems Pharmacology, PHAR2230 Systems Pharmacology, PHAR3310 Molecular Pharmacology, PHAR3311 Molecular Pharmacology Methods, PHAR3320 Systems Pharmacology, PATH3303 Advanced Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, PATH3306 Integrated and Applied Pathology, PATH3302 Pathology: Human Oncobiology, PATH3305 Medical Genetics, PATH3311 Biotherapeutics and Regenerative Medicine, PATH3354 Immunology and Immunopathology
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 or PHYL2255 Physiology of Human Body Systems or PHYL2260 Physiology of Adaptation and Stress 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: PHYL3350 Physiological Control Mechanisms
S2 PHYL3003 Physiology of Nutrition and Metabolism Prerequisites: 72 points and PHYL2001 Physiology of Human Body Systems or PHYL2255 Physiology of Human Body Systems or PHYL2260 Physiology of Adaptation and Stress
Incompatibility: PHYL3300 Mammalian Cell Biology, PHYL3350 Physiological Control Mechanisms
S2 PHYL3004 Physiology of Integrated Organ Function Prerequisites: (PHYL2001 Physiology of Human Body Systems and PHYL2002 Physiology of Cells) or [PHYL2245 Physiology of Cells and (PHYL2255 Physiology of Human Body Systems or PHYL2260 Physiology Adaptation and Stress)] or (PHYL2001 Physiology of Human Body Systems and three of the following: 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 Cellular Physiology, PHYL3350 Physiological Control Mechanisms

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 (opens in a new window)
Physiology specialisation:
Course Study Plan: CSP004-BIOMS-2 (opens in a new window)
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology specialisation:
Course Study Plan: CSP004-BIOMS-3 (opens in a new window)
Microbiology and Immunology specialisation:
Course Study Plan: CSP004-BIOMS-4 (opens in a new window)
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine specialisation:
Course Study Plan: CSP004-BIOMS-5 (opens in a new window)
Pharmacology specialisation:
Course Study Plan: CSP004-BIOMS-6 (opens in a new window)

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