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G83 Bachelor of Science (Forensic and Biomolecular Science)

Forensic and Biomolecular Science is the study of biological systems at the molecular level. It involves the collaborative efforts of a wide range of specialists, including biochemists, biologists, chemists and biotechnologists. During the last half-century there have been remarkable advances in our knowledge of the molecular chemistry of biological systems, most evident in the booming genetics and biotechnology industries. The Bachelor of Science (Forensic and Biomolecular Science) provides a detailed background in biological systems at the molecular level and an introduction to its application to Forensic Science. Students are prepared for employment in research, development and commercial activity in a wide range of health sciences, law enforcement, natural resource management and commercial biotechnology industries. The course meets the demand for scientists who have a strong focus on laboratory-based careers in molecular science, as applied both to medicine-based and science-based disciplines in a most promising area of scientific and technological opportunity.


Standard University Admission requirements apply.  

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 mode of delivery - On-campus.

The Bachelor of Science (Forensic and Biomolecular) degree is a 360 credit point (24 unit), three year full-time award which may be studied in part-time mode.  

The degree has two main components:  

(i) a foundation program in the first year;

(ii) a major program in the second and third years consisting of a number of specified units and electives.

Semester 1
SCC1111 General Chemistry 15
SCC1123 Chemistry for the Life Sciences * 15
SCH1111 Fundamental Biomedical Techniques 15
SCH1133 Human Genetics 15
SCI1187 Form and Function in Biology 15
Semester 2
SCC1201 Chemistry: Structure and Reactions 15
SCC1226 Introduction to Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry * 15
SCH1143 Systems Physiology 15
SCI1183 Origins and Evolution of Life 15
SCH2142 Forensic Genetics 15
* ONLY for students without TEE Chemistry.
Semester 1
SCC2211 Organic Chemistry 15
SCC1111 General Chemistry * 15
SCH2232 Medical Biochemistry 15
SCH2226 Human Molecular Genetics 15
SCI3309 Biological and Chemical Hazards ^ 15
Semester 2
SCI2191 Bioinformatics 15
SCC2301 Forensic and Analytical Chemistry 15
SCH1105 Introduction to Pharmacology 15
Plus one elective
* ONLY for students without TEE Chemistry.

^ This unit will only be offered in even years. Students take this unit either in their second or third year of the course and take an elective the other year.
Semester 1
SCB3322 Applications in Molecular Biology 15
SCH3145 Biomedical Ethics 15
SCH3315 Gene Regulation and Biotechnology 15
SCI3214 Natural Sciences Practicum 2 0 
Plus one elective
Semester 2
SCH3236 Pharmacology 15
CRI3108 Justice and Forensic Science 15
Plus two electives
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 30/04/2009 VET: 30/04/2009