Bachelor of
Science:

Study Planner Information

What will I study?

In this major, you will develop expertise in three main areas:

  • Proteins, their structures and functions in cells
  • Molecular genetics - the structure and organisation of genes, DNA replication and repair, the control of gene expression and mutagenesis
  • Metabolism and nutrition - how cells extract energy from food and store it, how animals and plants obtain their nutrition and manufacture new molecules

 

Pre-medicine Study Planners for the Bachelor of Science

The Bachelor of Science provides an array of possible study plans that also allow students to prepare appropriately for subsequent study in the MD program.  A select few planners have been devised in consultation with the School of Medicine and are available for download.

Year 1 Study Planner

What do the different requirements mean?

  • Compulsory for program – all BSc students must complete this course
  • Prerequisite for major – course required for this major
  • Recommended – other science course which complements the major, but can be substituted for an elective
  • Elective - choose a Level 1 course that interests you
Year 1 - Semester 1
Course Code & Title Requirements

BIOL1020 Genes, Cells & Evolution

Prerequisite for major
CHEM1100 Chemistry 11 Prerequisite for major
BIOL1030 Global Challenges in Biology Recommended
SCIE1000 Theory & Practice in Science Recommended
Year 1 - Semester 2*
*Students who commence this program midyear please see footnote 2 below.
Course Code & Title Requirements
STAT1201 Analysis of Scientific Data Compulsory for program
BIOL1040 Cells to Organisms Prerequisite for major
CHEM1200 Chemistry 21 Recommended
Elective Elective

1. Students without Queensland Senior Chemistry should complete CHEM1090 before taking any other chemistry course.
2. Students who commence this program in semester 2 should enrol in BIOL1020, BIOL1040, CHEM1100 and STAT1201 to ensure that you are academically prepared for the following semester. Any mid-year commencing student who would like to vary this course selection should contact the Faculty of Science to arrange an academic advising appointment.

Year 2 to 3 Study Planners

The following are suggested study plans for this major and should be used as a guide to planning your program. Please refer to the course list to ensure you complete the major requirements.

What do the different columns mean?

  • Sem - Semester
  • Compulsory courses – compulsory for the major.
  • Key courses – electives from the major's course list.
  • Recommended courses – complements the major.

Choose a study plan

 

 Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (Single Major) - Biological Chemistry

Year 2
Sem Compulsory Courses
Complete all courses
Key Courses
Choose at least #2 from:
Recommended Courses
 
1 BIOC2000 Biochem & Molecular Biology   BIOL2200 Cell Structure & Function

SCIE2100 Intro to Bioinfomatics
2 BIOL2202 Genetics CHEM2002 Physical Chemistry

CHEM2052 Chemical Biology
BIPH2000 Foundations of Biophysics

MICR2000 Microbiology & Immunology Plus #2 from the BSc course list

 

Year 3
Sem Compulsory Courses
Complete all courses
Key Courses
Choose at least #6 from:
Recommended Courses
 
1 BIOC3000 Advanced Biochemistry & Molecular Biology BIOL3004 Genomics & Bioinformatics BIOT3002 Drug Design & Development

CHEM3004 Determinat of Molecular Struc

CHEM3010 Adv Inorganic Chemistry

SCIE3261 Intro Research Chem, Biochem & Micro 1
2   BIOC3003 Human Molecula Genetic & Disea

BIOC3005 Molecular Systems Biology

BIOC3006 Biochemistry of Metabolism in Health & Disease

BIOL3014 Advanced Bioinformatics

CHEM3008 Medicinal Chemistry

SCIE3261 Intro Research Chem, Biochem & Micro1

MICR3001 Microbes & Human Health

BIPH3001 Frontiers in Biophysics

1. Students may choose SCIE3260 in summer semester.


 

 Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (Single Major) - Molecular & Cellular Biology

Year 2
Sem Compulsory Courses 
Complete all courses
Key Courses 
Choose at least #2 from:
Recommended Courses
1 BIOC2000 Biochem & Molecular Biology BIOL2200 Cell Structure & Function SCIE2100 Intro to Bioinfomatics
2 BIOL2202 Genetics   MICR2000 Microbiology & Immunology

 

Year 3
Sem Compulsory Courses 
Complete all courses
Key Courses
Choose at least #6 from:
Recommended Courses
1 BIOC3000 Advanced Biochemistry & Molecular Biology BIOL3004 Genomics & Bioinformatics

BIOL3006 Molecular Cell Biology
BIOL3003 Advanced Immunology
 
BIOL3202 Plant Development & Cell Biol

BIOL3203 Plant Molecular Biol & Biotech

DEVB3002 Molecul Mechanisms of Develop

MICR3002 Virology

MICR3003 Molecular Microbiology

SCIE3261 Intro Research Chem, Biochem & Micro1
2   BIOC3003 Human Molecula Genetic & Disease

BIOC3005 Molecular Systems Biology

BIOC3006 Biochemistry of Metabolism in Health & Disease
BIOL3014 Advanced Bioinformatics

DEVB3001 Developmental Neurobiology

MICR3001 Microbes & Human Health

SCIE3261 Intro Research Chem, Biochem & Micro1

BIPH3001 Frontiers in Biophysics

1. Students may choose SCIE3260 in summer semester.


 

 Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (Single Major) - Molecular Genetics

Year 2
Sem Compulsory Courses 
Complete all courses
Key Courses

Choose at least #2 from:

Recommended Courses
1 BIOC2000 Biochem & Molecular Biology BIOL2200 Cell Structure & Function SCIE2100 Intro to Bioinfomatics
2 BIOL2202 Genetics   MICR2000 Microbiology & Immunolog

 

Year 3
Sem Compulsory Courses
Complete all courses
Key Courses
Choose at least #6 from:
Recommended Courses
1 BIOC3000 Advanced Biochemistry & Molecular Biology BIOL3004 Genomics & Bioinformatics

BIOL3006 Molecular Cell Biology
BIOL3003 Advanced Immunology

BIOL3203 Plant Molecular Biol & Biotech

DEVB3002 Molecul Mechanisms of Develop

MICR3002 Virology

MICR3003 Molecular Microbiology

SCIE3261 Intro Research Chem, Biochem & Micro1
2   BIOC3003 Human Molecula Genetic & Disea

BIOC3005 Molecular Systems Biology

BIOC3006 Biochemistry of Metabolism in Health and Disease

BIOL3014 Advanced Bioinformatics

MICR3001 Microbes & Human Health

SCIE3261 Intro Research Chem, Biochem & Micro1

BIPH3001 Frontiers in Biophysics

1. Students may choose SCIE3260 in summer semester.

 

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