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K05 Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Science)


The Bachelor of Biomedical Science is specifically designed to provide the knowledge, skills and attributes required to prepare graduates for the profession of Biomedical Scientist.   It is a three-year, full-time (or equivalent part-time) course providing the theory and practical experience and knowledge necessary for graduates to gain employment, and where appropriate, be registered in the Biomedical professions.   The curriculum will include units in the following areas: Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Immunology, Pharmacology, and Biomedical Ethics.

This course is available on Joondalup Campus.
This course is available by Full-time, or Part-time mode.
This course is available in the following modes of delivery - On-campus, and Online.

Biomedical Science core units - 240 credit points (16 units)

Eight Unit Supporting Major or Six Unit Minor, plus two Electives - 120 credit points (8 units)

Semester 1
HST1124 Health Communication 15
SCH1101 Cultural Studies 15
SCH1134 Human Structure and Function 15
Plus 1 Supporting major, minor or elective unit
Semester 2
SCH1104 Introduction to Pathophysiology 15
SCH1105 Introduction to Pharmacology 15
SCH1143 Systems Physiology 15
Plus 1 Supporting major, minor or elective unit
Semester 1
OCT1206 Neuroscience 15
SCH2235 Applied Microbiology 15
HST2122 Health Research Methodology 15
Plus 1 Supporting major, minor or elective unit
Semester 2
SCH2111 Applied Physiology 15
SCH2131 Drugs in Society 15
OCT2206 Gerontology 15
Plus 1 Supporting major, minor or elective unit
Semester 1
SCH3227 The Biology of Human Disease 15
One unit from either
HST3501 Health Research Project 15
SCH2204 Pre Hospital Policy, Ethics and Legal Issues 15
Plus 2 Supporting major, minor or elective units
Semester 2
SCH3434 Human Reproduction, Development and Ageing 15
One unit from either
SCH3236 Pharmacology 15
SCH3239 Human Immunology 15
Plus 2 Supporting major, minor or elective units
Students are recommended to select a Supporting Major or Minor in Human Genetics or an equivalent laboratory based field with the approval of the Course Coordinator.
Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 30/09/2006 VET: 30/09/2006