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 in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology can be taken as a specialisation in the following degrees:

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 71580 Master of Biotechnology
or
71540 Master of Health Science
or
71520 Master of Biomedical Science
or
BH004 Bachelor of Science (Honours) and Successful completion of Unit(s) BIOC4003 Fundamentals of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology II (ID 6620)
or
Major(s) Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
S1MSCI4001Research Methodology, Data Acquisition and Evaluation Part 1
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of Major(s) chemistry
or
Major(s) biochemistry and molecular biology
or
Major(s) Genetics
or
equivalent
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
S1, S2MSCI4002Research Methodology, Data Acquisition and Evaluation Part 2
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of Major(s) chemistry
or
Major(s) biochemistry and molecular biology
or
Major(s) genetics
or
equivalent
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
S1, S2MSCI4003Research Methodology, Data Acquisition and Evaluation Part 3
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of Major(s) chemistry
or
Major(s) biochemistry and molecular biology
or
Major(s) genetics,
or
equivalent
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
S1, S2MSCI4004Research Methodology, Data Acquisition and Evaluation Part 4
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of Major(s) chemistry
or
Major(s) biochemistry and molecular biology
or
Major(s) genetics
or
equivalent
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
S1MSCI4005Research Project Development and Communication
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of Major(s) chemistry
or
Major(s) biochemistry and molecular biology
or
Major(s) Genetics
or
equivalent
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
S1MSCI4006Advanced Techniques in Molecular Sciences
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in 71580 Master of Biotechnology
or
71540 Master of Health Science
or
71520 Master of Biomedical Science
or
BH004 Bachelor of Science (Honours) and Successful completion of one Unit(s) BIOC4003 Fundamentals of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology II
or
Unit(s) GENE4003 Integrated Topics in Genetics II
or
Successful completion of Major(s) Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
or
Major(s) Chemistry
or
Major(s) Genetics
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
S1MSCI4098Seminar Appraisal and Presentation Part 1
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of Major(s) chemistry
or
Major(s) Genetics
or
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,
or
equivalent
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
S1, S2MSCI4099Seminar Appraisal and Presentation Part 2
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of Major(s) Chemistry
or
Major(s) Genetics
or
Major(s) Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
or
equivalent
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil