Program requirements

The program requirements (course list and program rules (PDF, 127KB)) set out the courses and rules you must follow to successfully complete this program.

You must also comply with UQ’s University Policies and Procedures.

What do the different requirements mean?

  • Core - all students must complete this course
  • Elective - required for the program, chosen from specific selection of courses

Students commencing in Semester 2

The study planners provided outline the order of courses to be completed from semester 1 to semester 2. The planners identify semester offerings and in many instances, will be the same for students commencing the program from semester 2. You should check the course offerings to ensure that you are completing the courses in a way that ensures your progression in the program.

If the course sequencing in the planner does not work for you, please contact the School or book an appointment with an academic advisor to obtain individual advice.

Year 1

Semester 1 and Semester 2 course options
Semester 1 Semester 2
Compulsory Core courses - complete 10 units
BIOL10201  Genes, Cells & Evolution BIOL10401   Cells to Organisms
CHEM11001  Chemistry 1

STAT12012 Analysis of Scientific Data OR

STAT1301 Advanced Analysis of Scientific Data ]

SCIE10002   Theory & Practice in Science  
Elective courses - choose 6 units

program electives or general electives3 

Refer to BBiomedSc course list for course selection.

program electives or general electives3

Refer to BBiomedSc course list for course selection.

Additional Information

  1. Course offered in Semester 1 and Semester 2
  2. Course offered in Semester 1, Semester 2 and Summer Semester. 
  3. Number of electives in each semester is dependent on semester of offer for  Level 1 Core courses. Students must complete 8 units per semester. 

Year 2

Semester 1 and Semester 2 course options
Semester 1 Semester 2
Compulsory Core courses - complete 6 units
BIOL2200 Molecular Cell Biology I   BIOL2202 Genetics
BIOM2011 Integrative Cell & Tissue Biology  
Level 2 program elective courses - choose 4 units
BIOC2000 Biochemistry & Molecular Biology BIOM2012 Systems Physiology
BIOL2006 Biostatistics & Experimental Design BIOM2208 Differentiation & Development
BIOM2020 Human Anatomy BIOM2402 Principles of Pharmacology
  MICR2000 Microbiology & Immunology
Elective courses - choose 6 units for

Program electives or general electives1 

Refer to BBiomedSc course list for course selection.

Program electives or general electives1

Refer to BBiomedSc course list for course selection.

Additional Information

  1. Number of electives in each semester is dependent on course selection for Level 2 program elective courses. Students must complete 8 units per semester.

Year 3

Semester 1 and Semester 2 course options
Semester 1 Semester 2
Compulsory Core courses - complete 2 units
Compulsory Core courses are available in Semester 2 only.  BIOM3200 Biomedical Science
Level 3 program elective courses - choose 10 units
BIOC3000 Structural & Synthetic Biology ANAT3022 Functional Neuroanatomy
BIOC3003 Human Molecular Genetics in Health & Disease BIOC3005 Molecular Systems Biology
BIOL3003 Immunology  BIOC3006 Biochemistry of Metabolism in Health & Disease
BIOL3303 Genomics  BIOL3006 Molecular Cell Biology II 
BIOM3002 Human Biomedical Anatomy BIOL3222 Model Organism Genetics
BIOM3014 Molecular & Cellular Physiology BIOL3350 Genomics & Evolution of Complex Traits 
BIOM3020 Integrated Endocrinology BIOM3003 Functional Musculoskeletal Anatomy
BIOM3401 Systems Pharmacology BIOM3015 Integrative Physiology & Pathophysiology
BIOT3002 Drug Design & Development BIOM3402 Experimental Pharmacology
DEVB3002 Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine DEVB3001 Developmental Neurobiology
MICR3002 Virology MICR3001 Microbes & Human Health
MICR3003 Molecular Microbiology NEUR3002 The Integrated Brain
NEUR3001 Molecular & Cellular Neuroscience Research Project1
Elective courses - choose 4 units

program electives or general electives4

Refer to BBiomedSc course list for course selection.

program electives or general electives4

Refer to BBiomedSc course list for course selection.

Additional Information

  1. Students can complete maximum 2 units from Research Project courses, SCIE32202, SCIE32213,  SCIE32603 or SCIE32613
  2. Course offered in Semester 1 and Semester 2.
  3. Course offered in Semester 1 and Semester 2 and Summer Semester.
  4. Number of electives in each semester is dependent on course selection for Level 3 program elective courses. Students must complete 8 units per semester.

General Elective Courses

Students complete 16 units of courses from the Bachelor of Biomedical Science course list or other course lists.

Pre-medicine study planner

A pre-medicine study planner (PDF, 102.8 KB) has been developed for students in this program to prepare for subsequent study in the Doctor of Medicine program.