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.

Broadening guidelines

All students studying towards a Bachelor's Degree at UWA are required to Broaden their studies by completing a minimum of four units (24 points) of study outside their degree specific major. Broadening is your opportunity to explore other areas of interest, investigate new disciplines and knowledge paradigms and to shape your degree to suit your own aspirations and interests. Many of you will be able to undertake more than this minimum amount of broadening study and we encourage you to do so if this suits your aspirations. Over the next few months you will find here some broadening suggestions related to your degree-specific major. While we know that many students value guidance of this sort, these are only suggestions and students should not lose sight of the opportunity to explore that is afforded by your Broadening Choices. Advice can also be sought from your Allocated Student Advising Office.

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

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 3 complementary units
  • two Level 4 complementary units
Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; N/A = not available in 2022

Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2023 or 2024.

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:
Successful completion of ATAR Subject(s) Human Biology
or
equivalent
or
ATAR Subject(s) Biology
or
equivalent
or
Unit(s) ANHB1101 Human Biology I: Becoming Human
or
Unit(s) ANHB1102 Human Biology II: Being Human
or
Unit(s) BIOL1130 Frontiers in Biology
or
Unit(s) IMED1001 Form and Function and Successful completion of ATAR Subject(s) Chemistry
or
equivalent
or
Unit(s) CHEM1003 Introductory Chemistry
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Unit(s) SCIE2225 Molecular Biology
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
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
S2 ANHB1102 Human Biology II: Being Human
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
Complementary units
Take all complementary units (12 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
N/A CHEM1004 Biological Chemistry
Prerequisites:
Unit(s) CHEM1003 Introductory Chemistry (ID 1063)
or
ATAR Subject(s) Chemistry
or
WACE Chemistry 3A/3B
or
equivalent
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
S1 SCOM1101 Communicating Science
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of ATAR Subject(s) ATAR Mathematics Applications ATAR Subject(s) WACE Mathematics 2C/2D
or
equivalent
Co-requisites:
Enrolment in
Or
Successful completion of MATH1720 Mathematics Fundamentals
Incompatibility:
Nil

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:
Successful completion of one Unit(s) IMED1001 Form and Function
or
Unit(s) ANHB1101 Human Biology I: Becoming Human
or
Unit(s) ANHB1102 Human Biology II: Being Human
or
Unit(s) BIOL1130 Frontiers in Biology
or
Unit(s) BIOL1131 Plant and Animal Biology
or
Unit(s) SCIE1106 Molecular Biology of the Cell
or
Unit(s) SSEH1101 The Musculoskeletal System and Movement
or
Unit(s) SSEH1102 Applied Anatomy and Athletic Performance
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
S1 BIOC2001 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Cell
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of two Unit(s) SCIE1106 Molecular Biology of the Cell and Unit(s) CHEM1004 Biological Chemistry
or
Unit(s) BIOC1001 Introductory Cellular Biochemistry
or
Unit(s) CHEM1002 Chemistry—Structure and Reactivity
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Unit(s) BIOC2201 Biochemistry of the Cell and Unit(s) SCIE2225 Molecular Biology
S2 MICR2209 Introduction to Infectious Diseases and Immunology
Prerequisites:
SCIE1106 Molecular Biology of the Cell (ID 1019) And Of ( BIOL1130 Frontiers in Biology (ID 1254) (formerly BIOL1130 Core Concepts in Biology); ANHB1101 Human Biology I: Becoming Human (ID 1090); ANHB1102 Human Biology II: Being Human (ID 1120) )
Or
( IMED1001 Form and Function (ID 5965) And IMED1002 The Facts of Life (ID 5966) )
Co-requisites:
Nil
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)
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil
Complementary units
Take all complementary units (12 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S2 PATH2220 Introduction to Human Disease
Prerequisites:
ANHB1102 Human Biology II: Being Human (ID 1120) And SCIE1106 Molecular Biology of the Cell (ID 1019)
Or
IMED1001 Form and Function (ID 5965) And IMED1002 The Facts of Life (ID 5966)
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:

or
PATH2299 Special Unit: Fundamentals of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Or
PATH2201 Introduction to Human Disease
S1 PHYL2001 Physiology of Human Body Systems
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of ATAR Subject(s) Chemistry
or
Unit(s) CHEM1003 Introductory Chemistry and Successful completion of one Unit(s) SCIE1106 Molecular Biology of the Cell
or
Unit(s) IMED1002 The Facts of Life
or
Unit(s) ANHB1101 Human Biology I: Becoming Human
or
Unit(s) ANHB1102 Human Biology II: Being Human
or
Unit(s) BIOL1130 Frontiers in Biology
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil

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:
Successful completion of two Unit(s) BIOC2001 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Cell and Unit(s) BIOC2002 Biochemical Regulation of Cell Function
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
PATH3304
S2 PHAR3320 Systems 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]
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
PHAR3303 Drugs and Disease A,
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
Co-requisites:
Nil.
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
Co-requisites:
Nil.
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:
Successful completion of one Unit(s) ANHB2215 Biological Anthropology: Human Adaptation and Variation (ID 1171)
or
Unit(s) ANHB3321 Biological Anthropology: Genes and Society
or
Unit(s) ANHB3322 Human/Primate Social Organisation
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
S2 ANHB3316 Human Reproduction
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of one Unit(s) ANHB2216 Human Reproductive Biology
or
Successful completion of two Unit(s) ANHB2212 Human Structure and Development
or
Unit(s) ANHB2214 Human Organs and Systems
or
Unit(s) ANHB2215 Biological Anthropology: Human Adaptation and Variation
or
Successful completion of Unit(s) ANHB2212 Human Structure and Development and two Unit(s) PHAR2210 Foundations of Pharmacology
or
Unit(s) PHYL2001 Physiology of Human Body Systems
or
Unit(s) BIOC2001 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Cell
or
Unit(s) MICR2209 Introduction to Infectious Diseases and Immunology
or
Unit(s) PHAR2220 Human Pharmacology
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
S1 ANHB3321 Biological Anthropology: Genes and Society
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
S2 ANHB3322 Human/Primate Social Organisation
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of one Unit(s) ANHB2215 Biological Anthropology: Human Adaptation and Variation
or
Unit(s) ANHB3321 Biological Anthropology: Genes and Society
or
Unit(s) ANHB3315 Human Evolutionary Ecology
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
S1 ANHB3323 Cells, Tissues and Development
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of one Unit(s) ANHB2212 Human Structure and Development
or
Unit(s) ANHB2214 Human Organs and Systems
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
S2 ANHB3324 Human Structure and Function
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of one Unit(s) ANHB2212 Human Structure and Development (ID 1143)
or
Successful completion of 96 points and Unit(s) SSEH1101 The Musculoskeletal System and Movement (ID 1064) and Unit(s) ANHB1101 Human Biology I: Becoming Human (ID 1090)
or
Unit(s) ANHB1102 Human Biology II: Being Human (ID 1120)
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
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 Major(s) MJD-ANHBY Anatomy and Human Biology
or
Major(s) MJD-HSNEM Human Science and Neuroscience
Co-requisites:
Successful completion of
Or
Enrolment in Unit(s) ANHB3321 Biological Anthropology: Genes and Society Of Unit(s) ANHB3323 Cells, Tissues and Development
Incompatibility:
Unit(s) ANHB3320 Human Biology: Applications and Investigations II
S2 ANHB3320 Human Biology: Applications and Investigations II
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in Major(s) MJD-ANHBY Anatomy and Human Biology (ID 1343) Major(s) MJD-BIOMS Biomedical Science
Co-requisites:
Successful completion of
Or
Enrolment in Unit(s) ANHB3315 Human Evolutionary Ecology
Or
Unit(s) ANHB3316 Human Reproduction
Or
Unit(s) ANHB3322 Human/Primate Social Organisation
Or
Unit(s) ANHB3324 Human Structure and Function
Incompatibility:
Unit(s) 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:
Successful completion of one Unit(s) ANHB2212 Human Structure and Development
or
Unit(s) ANHB2214 Human Organs and Systems
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
S1 BIOC3001 Molecular Biology
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of two Unit(s) BIOC2001 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Cell and Unit(s) BIOC2002 Biochemical Regulation of Cell Function
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
S1 BIOC3002 Structural and Functional Biochemistry
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of two Unit(s) BIOC2201 Biochemistry of the Cell and Unit(s) BIOC2002 Biochemical Regulation of Cell Function
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
S2 BIOC3003 Omics—Global Approaches to Cell Function
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of two Unit(s) BIOC2001 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Cell and Unit(s) BIOC2002 Biochemical Regulation of Cell Function
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
S2 BIOC3005 Cellular Biochemistry
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of two Unit(s) BIOC2001 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Cell and Unit(s) BIOC2002 Biochemical Regulation of Cell Function
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
PATH3304
S2 PHAR3320 Systems 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]
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
PHAR3303 Drugs and Disease A,
S1 PHYL3001 Physiology of Membranes, Muscles and Signalling
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of one Unit(s) PHYL2002 Physiology of Cells
or
Successful completion of one Unit(s) PHYL2001 Physiology of Human Body Systems and three Unit(s) ANHB2212 Human Structure and Development
or
BIOC2201 Biochemistry of the Cell
or
MICR2209 Introduction to Infectious Diseases and Immunology
or
PHAR2210 Foundations of Pharmacology
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
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:
Successful completion of one Unit(s) ANHB2212 Human Structure and Development
or
Unit(s) ANHB2214 Human Organs and Systems
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
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
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
MICR3340 Infections and Immunity
and
PATH3307 Pathology and Laboratory Medicine I.
S2 MICR3310 Microbial Ecology and One Health
Prerequisites:
MICR2208 Introductory Microbiology
and
MICR2209 Introduction to Infectious Diseases and Immunology
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
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
Co-requisites:
Nil.
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
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
MICR3302 Infections and Immunity
PATH3304
S2 PHAR3320 Systems 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]
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
PHAR3303 Drugs and Disease A,
S1 PHYL3001 Physiology of Membranes, Muscles and Signalling
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of one Unit(s) PHYL2002 Physiology of Cells
or
Successful completion of one Unit(s) PHYL2001 Physiology of Human Body Systems and three Unit(s) ANHB2212 Human Structure and Development
or
BIOC2201 Biochemistry of the Cell
or
MICR2209 Introduction to Infectious Diseases and Immunology
or
PHAR2210 Foundations of Pharmacology
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
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:
Successful completion of one Unit(s) ANHB2212 Human Structure and Development
or
Unit(s) ANHB2214 Human Organs and Systems
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
S2 BIOC3005 Cellular Biochemistry
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of two Unit(s) BIOC2001 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Cell and Unit(s) BIOC2002 Biochemical Regulation of Cell Function
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
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
Co-requisites:
Nil.
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
Co-requisites:
Nil.
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
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
GENE3320 Medical Genetics
S2 PATH3308 Biotherapeutics and Regenerative Medicine
Prerequisites:

or
Level 2 of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine major
Or
Level 2 of Biomedical Science major
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
PATH3311 Biotherapeutics and Regenerative Medicine (ID 4721) PATH3304 Drugs and Disease B
S2 PATH3309 Cancer Pathology
Prerequisites:
PATH2210 Fundamentals of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (ID 434)
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
PATH3302 Cancer Pathology (ID 403)
S2 PHYL3003 Physiology of Nutrition and Metabolism
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of one Unit(s) PHYL2001 Physiology of Human Body Systems (ID 160) and 96 points in your chosen degree
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
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:
Successful completion of one Unit(s) ANHB2212 Human Structure and Development
or
Unit(s) ANHB2214 Human Organs and Systems
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
S2 BIOC3005 Cellular Biochemistry
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of two Unit(s) BIOC2001 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Cell and Unit(s) BIOC2002 Biochemical Regulation of Cell Function
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
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
Co-requisites:
Nil.
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
[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:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
PHAR3303 Drugs and Disease A,
S2 PHAR3321 Systems 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:
PHAR3320 Systems Pharmacology
Incompatibility:
PHAR3303 Drugs and Disease A
and
PATH3304 Drugs and Disease B
S2 PHYL3003 Physiology of Nutrition and Metabolism
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of one Unit(s) PHYL2001 Physiology of Human Body Systems (ID 160) and 96 points in your chosen degree
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
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
Co-requisites:
Nil.
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
Co-requisites:
Nil.
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:
Successful completion of two Unit(s) BIOC2001 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Cell and Unit(s) BIOC2002 Biochemical Regulation of Cell Function
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
PATH3304
S2 PHAR3320 Systems 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]
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
PHAR3303 Drugs and Disease A,
S1 PHYL3001 Physiology of Membranes, Muscles and Signalling
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of one Unit(s) PHYL2002 Physiology of Cells
or
Successful completion of one Unit(s) PHYL2001 Physiology of Human Body Systems and three Unit(s) ANHB2212 Human Structure and Development
or
BIOC2201 Biochemistry of the Cell
or
MICR2209 Introduction to Infectious Diseases and Immunology
or
PHAR2210 Foundations of Pharmacology
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
S1 PHYL3002 Physiology of Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of one Unit(s) PHYL2001 Physiology of Human Body Systems
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
S2 PHYL3003 Physiology of Nutrition and Metabolism
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of one Unit(s) PHYL2001 Physiology of Human Body Systems (ID 160) and 96 points in your chosen degree
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
S2 PHYL3004 Physiology of Integrated Organ Function
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of two Unit(s) PHYL2001 Physiology of Human Body Systems and PHYL2002 Physiology of Cells
or
Successful completion of one Unit(s) PHYL2001 Physiology of Human Body Systems and three Unit(s) ANHB2212 Human Structure and Development
or
Unit(s) BIOC2001 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Cell
or
Unit(s) MICR2209 Introduction to Infectious Diseases and Immunology
or
Unit(s) PHAR2210 Foundations of Pharmacology
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
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
Co-requisites:
Nil.
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
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
MICR3302 Infections and Immunity

Choosing your degree-specific major

General degrees

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 .

Specialised degrees – Bachelor of Advanced Computer Science (Honours), Bachelor of Automation and Robotics, Bachelor of Environmental Design, Bachelor of Music

You must satisfy the requirements of the degree-specific major in your degree before you complete your course.

Bachelor of Philosophy, Politics and Economics

This comprehensive degree does not allow you to choose a double major.