Honours in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

By undertaking Honours in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, you will develop an understanding of the research process and your abilities to conduct independent research. You will acquire training and practice in skills such as experimental methods, problem solving, literature searching, data analysis, computing, team building, and written and oral communication.

Outcomes: Students are able to (1) have an extended knowledge and understanding of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at both the theoretical and practical levels; (2) be able to design experiments, interpret data and be skilled at solving scientific problems; (3) be able to think critically and challenge ideas and concepts in the literature; and (4) have effective oral and written communication skills.

Entry requirements: the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent in the Level 3 units of the Biochemistry and/or Molecular Biology major.

Intake periods: Beginning of year only

Honours sequence

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2
Take all units (48 points):
AvailabilityUnit codeUnit nameUnit rules
S1BIOC4001Advanced Studies in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Biotechnology (71580)
or
the Master of Health Science (71540)
or
the Master of Biomedical Science (71520)
or
the Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004)
and
BIOC4003 Fundamentals of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology II
or
an undergraduate major in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
S1MSCI4001Research Methodology, Data Acquisition and Evaluation Part 1
Prerequisites:
an undergraduate major in Chemistry, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Genetics,
or
a cognate discipline
S1, S2MSCI4002Research Methodology, Data Acquisition and Evaluation Part 2
Prerequisites:
an undergraduate major in chemistry, biochemistry and molecular biology, genetics,
or
a cognate discipline
S1, S2MSCI4003Research Methodology, Data Acquisition and Evaluation Part 3
Prerequisites:
an undergraduate major in chemistry, biochemistry and molecular biology, genetics,
or
a cognate discipline
S1, S2MSCI4004Research Methodology, Data Acquisition and Evaluation Part 4
Prerequisites:
an undergraduate major in chemistry, biochemistry and molecular biology, genetics,
or
a cognate discipline
S1MSCI4005Research Project Development and Communication
Prerequisites:
an undergraduate major in Chemistry, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Genetics,
or
a cognate discipline
S1MSCI4006Advanced Techniques in Molecular Sciences
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Biotechnology (71580)
or
the Master of Health Science (71540)
or
the Master of Biomedical Science (71520)
or
Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004)
and
BIOC4003 Fundamentals of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology II
or
GENE4003
or
undergraduate major in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Chemistry
or
Genetics.
S1MSCI4098Seminar Appraisal and Presentation Part 1
Prerequisites:
an undergraduate major in Chemistry, Genetics, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,
or
a cognate discipline
S1, S2MSCI4099Seminar Appraisal and Presentation Part 2
Prerequisites:
an undergraduate major in Chemistry, Genetics, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,
or
a cognate discipline