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Year 1 Study Planner

Program Rules Course List

What do the different columns mean?

  • Required for Major – a course required for this major
  • Recommended – a course which complements the major, but can be substituted for an elective
Semester Required for Major Recommended
1 SCIE1100 Advanced Theory and Practice in Science
BIOL1020 Genes, Cells & Evolution
CHEM1100 Chemistry 1 1
2 SCIE1200 Introduction to Science Research
BIOL1040 Cells to Organisms

[ STAT1201 Analysis of Scientific Data3
OR
STAT1301 Advanced Analysis of Scientific Data3 ]
  1. Students without Queensland Senior Chemistry should complete CHEM1090 before taking any other chemistry course.
  2. Students may complete PHYS1001 which is available in Semester 1 in lieu of PHYS1171.
  3. Students who intend to major in Mathematics should take STAT1301.  Other students with an interest in advanced mathematics and at least a high achievement in Maths C or a 6 in MATH1050 are encouraged to take STAT1301.

Year 2 to 3 Study Planner

Program Rules Course List

What do the different columns mean?

  • Required for Major – a course required for this major
  • Recommended – a course which complements the major, but can be substituted for an elective
  • Molecular and Cellular Biology
    Year 2
    Semester Required for Major Recommended
    1 BIOL2200 Cell Structure & Function
    BIOM2011 Integrative Cell & Tissue Biol

    Choose at least 2 units from:

    [ BIOC2000 Biochem & Molecular Biology

    2

    BIOM2208 Differentiation & Development
    MICR2000 Microbiology & Immunology ]


    BIOL2902 Advanced Genetics
    Year 3
    Semester Required for Major Recommended
    1 #2 research project (semester 1, 2 or summer) 3

    Choose at least 8 units from:

    [ BIOC3000 Advanced Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
    BIOL3003 Advanced Immunology
    BIOL3004 Genomics & Bioinformatics
    BIOL3006 Molecular Cell Biology
    DEVB3002 Molec Mechanisms of Devel
    MICR3002 Virology
    MICR3003 Molecular Microbiology

    2

    BIOC3003 Human Molecular Genetics & Disease
    BIOC3005 Molecular Systems Biology
    BIOC3006 Biochem of Metabolism in Health
    BIOL3350 Genetics & Evolution of Complex Traits (not offered in 2018)
    DEVB3001 Developmental Neurobiology
    MICR3001 Microbes & Human Health ]


    BIOM3333 BBiomedical Science Capstone Course
    #2 research project (semester 1, 2 or summer) 3
    1. Research project - SCIE3220, SCIE3221, SCIE3260 or SCIE3261 may be taken in semester 1 or 2 or summer semester before year 3.
  • Body Systems
    Year 2
    Semester Required for Major Recommended
    1 BIOL2200 Cell Structure & Function
    BIOM2011 Integrative Cell & Tissue Biol

    Choose at least 2 units from:

    [ BIOM2020 Human Anatomy

    2

    BIOM2012 Systems Physiology
    BIOM2402 Principles of Pharmacology ]


    BIOL2902 Advanced Genetics
    Year 3
    Semester Required for Major Recommended
    1 #2 research project (semester 1, 2 or summer) 3

    Choose at least 8 units from:

    [ BIOM3002 Human Biomedical Anatomy
    BIOM3014 Molecular & Cell Physiology
    BIOM3020 Integrated Endocrinology
    BIOM3401 Systems Pharmacology
    BIOT3002 Drug Design & Development
    NEUR3001 Molecular & Cell Neuroscience

    2

    ANAT3022 Functional Neuroanatomy
    BIOM3003 Funct Musculoskeletal Anatomy
    BIOM3015 Physiology & Pathophysiology
    BIOM3402 Advanced Pharmacology
    NEUR3002 The Integrated Brain ]


    BIOM3333 BBiomedical Science Capstone Course
    #2 research project (semester 1, 2 or summer) 3
    1. Research project - SCIE3220, SCIE3221, SCIE3260 or SCIE3261 may be taken in semester 1 or 2 or summer semester before year 3.

Year 4 Study Planner

Program Rules Course List

What do the different columns mean?

  • Required for Major – a course required for this major
  • Recommended – a course which complements the major, but can be substituted for an elective
Semester Required for Major Recommended
1 BIOM6501 Research Project in Biomedical Science 4
2 BIOM6501 Research Project in Biomedical Science 4
  1. This is a year long course code for students commencing in semester 1. For student commencing in semester 2, please select BIOM6502. For part-time, please select BIOM6503. Students must re-enrol in the same code.

What will I study?

Your courses will cover the broad areas of molecular and cellular biology (biochemistry and molecular biology, human genetics, developmental biology and immunology and infectious diseases) through to body systems (physiology, neuroscience, anatomy and pharmacology). You will have the opportunity to specialise in one or more of these areas in your third year if you wish. You will learn the scientific process through activities ranging from experimental design and hands-on experiments to computer modelling.

 

Courses focussing on molecular and cellular biology

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

You will examine the molecules made by living organisms in a cellular context, and the application of this knowledge in all areas of biomedical science. You will gain the research tools to address questions on how cells divide, grow, communicate and die, and understand the structure, function and interactions of nucleic acids, proteins, carbohydrates and lipids, and their contribution to cellular activities and processes.

Human Genetics

Study the human genome and its significance as the instruction book of life. You can contribute to the ethical debate on the use of genetic information and be a part of future discoveries identifying the genetic mechanisms that define what it is to be human. It will allow you to employ statistical and mathematical skills needed to analyse large biological data sets generated from sequencing the human genomes.

Developmental Biology

Examine how organisms and cells grow and develop according to their genetic blueprint, which will give you an understanding of how genes contribute to the development of organs and tissues. This knowledge is central to understanding the basis of human health and disease. It also provides essential knowledge needed for bioengineering and nanotechnology.

Immunology and Infectious Diseases

You will examine the principles of immunological responses in the body. The biology of microbes, including bacteria, fungi, viruses, etc will lead to examining examples of infectious diseases, including HIV, malaria, tuberculosis, SARS, and exotic influenzas. These are all a threat to global health. Study molecular diagnostics to understand how new vaccines and therapeutic treatments are developed.

 

Courses focussing on body systems 

Physiology

Examine how the body works, taking knowledge at the molecular and cellular levels to understand integrative control of tissues, organs and systems. Physiology aims to understand normal processes in the body, and the changes that occur in disease. You will gain a unique insight into physiology from many different perspectives.

Neuroscience

This area is a rapidly growing field examining the nervous system. The nervous system is a complex array of billions of interconnected cells responsible for integrating, processing and coordinating sensory information and motor commands. Examine how neuroscience and neural stem cells are being used in new therapeutic strategies to treat neurological and mental illnesses.

Anatomy

Understand human anatomy and anatomical data analysis. Using human cadavers, you will learn about the macroscopic structure of human organ systems including the musculoskeletal, nervous and visceral systems. You will collect and evaluate anatomical data, gaining insights into human variation in health and disease.

Pharmacology

Learn about the principles that underpin how drugs impact on the functioning of the human body and are useful in prevention and treatment of disease. You will also discover how pharmacologists are significantly improving therapies for diseases through advances in drug design and development, leading to new drugs or better use of existing drugs.