Bachelor of Medical Science

Table IV Bachelor of Medical Science

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

A. Junior units of study

Candidates are required to complete:
(i) 12 credit points of Junior units of study from the Science Subject Area of Chemistry; and
(ii) 12 credit points of Junior units of study from the Science Subject Area of Mathematics; and
(iii) 12 credit points of Junior units of study from the Science Subject Area of Biology; and
(iv) 12 credit points of Junior units of study from the Science Subject Area of Physics (excluding PHYS1500); or
12 credit points of Junior units of study from the Science Subject Area of Psychology; or
6 credit points of Junior Physics (excluding PHYS1500) and 6 credit points of Junior Psychology.

B. Intermediate units of study

Candidates are required to complete 36 credit points of Intermediate core units of study.
These may all be taken in Year 2 of a standard candidature, or as BMED(2401, 2402, 2404 and 2405) in Year 2 and BMED(2403 and 2406) in Year 3, as shown in the sample enrolment tables.
BMED2401
Cellular Foundations of Medical Sciences
6    P 42cp from [[12cp from CHEM1XXX and 12cp from MATH1XXX and 12cp from (BIOL1XXX, MBLG1XXX) and [(12cp from PHYS1XXX (except PHYS1500)) or 12cp from PSYC1XXX or (6cp from PHYS1XXX (except PHYS1500) and 6cp from PSYC1XXX) or 12cp from Engineering]]
N MICR2921 or ANAT2008 or IMMU2101 or MICR2021 or BCHM2972 or MICR2922 or ANAT2010 or ANAT2910 or BMED2801 or PCOL2011 or MICR2022 or BIOL2016 or PHSI2905 or BIOL2006 or PHSI2006 or NUTR2912 or BMED2802 or PHSI2005 or NUTR2911 or BIOL2916 or BCHM2072 or BIOL2906 or PHSI2906
Semester 1
BMED2402
Nerve and Muscle
6    P 42cp from [[12cp from CHEM1XXX and 12cp from MATH1XXX and 12cp from (BIOL1XXX, MBLG1XXX) and [(12cp from PHYS1XXX (except PHYS1500)) or 12cp from PSYC1XXX or (6cp from PHYS1XXX (except PHYS1500) and 6cp from PSYC1XXX) or 12cp from Engineering]]
N BIOL2906 or BIOL2016 or PHSI2906 or PHSI2905 or PCOL2011 or MICR2922 or ANAT2008 or BIOL2916 or MICR2021 or BCHM2072 or MICR2921 or ANAT2010 or ANAT2910 or MICR2022 or BIOL2006 or PHSI2006 or NUTR2912 or BMED2806 or PHSI2005 or NUTR2911 or IMMU2101 or BCHM2972
Semester 1
BMED2403
Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems
6    P 42cp from [[12cp from CHEM1XXX and 12cp from MATH1XXX and 12cp from (BIOL1XXX, MBLG1XXX) and [(12cp from PHYS1XXX (except PHYS1500)) or 12cp from PSYC1XXX or (6cp from PHYS1XXX (except PHYS1500) and 6cp from PSYC1XXX) or 12cp from Engineering]]
N NUTR2912 or BMED2803 or PHSI2005 or PCOL2011 or NUTR2911 or MICR2922 or BIOL2906 or BIOL2006 or PHSI2906 or PHSI2006 or IMMU2101 or BCHM2972 or BIOL2916 or BCHM2072 or MICR2921 or ANAT2008 or MICR2021 or ANAT2010 or ANAT2910 or MICR2022 or BIOL2016 or PHSI2905
Semester 1
BMED2404
Microbes, Infection and Immunity
6    P 42cp from [[12cp from CHEM1XXX and 12cp from MATH1XXX and 12cp from (BIOL1XXX, MBLG1XXX) and [(12cp from PHYS1XXX (except PHYS1500)) or 12cp from PSYC1XXX or (6cp from PHYS1XXX (except PHYS1500) and 6cp from PSYC1XXX) or 12cp from Engineering]]
N PHSI2005 or ANAT2010 or ANAT2910 or ANAT2008 or MICR2022 or MICR2021 or BMED2807 or BIOL2016 or PHSI2905 or BIOL2006 or PHSI2006 or NUTR2912 or NUTR2911 or IMMU2101 or BCHM2972 or BIOL2906 or PHSI2906 or MICR2921 or BIOL2916 or BCHM2072 or PCOL2011 or MICR2922
Semester 2
BMED2405
Gut and Nutrient Metabolism
6    P 42cp from [[12cp from CHEM1XXX and 12cp from MATH1XXX and 12cp from (BIOL1XXX, MBLG1XXX) and [(12cp from PHYS1XXX (except PHYS1500)) or 12cp from PSYC1XXX or (6cp from PHYS1XXX (except PHYS1500) and 6cp from PSYC1XXX) or 12cp from Engineering]]
N BIOL2916 or BIOL2906 or PHSI2906 or BCHM2072 or PCOL2011 or MICR2922 or MICR2921 or ANAT2010 or ANAT2910 or MICR2022 or BIOL2016 or PHSI2905 or BMED2807 or BMED2904 or PHSI2005 or IMMU2101 or NUTR2911 or BCHM2972 or BIOL2006 or PHSI2006 or NUTR2912 or ANAT2008 or MICR2021
Semester 2
BMED2406
Hormones, Kidney and Reproduction
6    P 42cp from [[12cp from CHEM1XXX and 12cp from MATH1XXX and 12cp from (BIOL1XXX, MBLG1XXX) and [(12cp from PHYS1XXX (except PHYS1500)) or 12cp from PSYC1XXX or (6cp from PHYS1XXX (except PHYS1500) and 6cp from PSYC1XXX) or 12cp from Engineering]]
N BIOL2006 or PHSI2006 or NUTR2912 or BMED2805 or ANAT2008 or MICR2021 or IMMU2101 or BCHM2972 or BIOL2916 or BCHM2072 or PCOL2011 or MICR2922 or PHSI2005 or NUTR2911 or ANAT2010 or ANAT2910 or BIOL2016 or MICR2022 or PHSI2905 or MICR2921 or BIOL2906 or PHSI2906
Semester 2
In addition, candidates may take Intermediate units of study from Table I for which they have satisfied the prerequisites.
However, candidates are prohibited from taking the following units of study due to substantive overlap in content with the Intermediate core units of study:
(i) intermediate units of study offered by the School of Life and Environmental Sciences (exceptions listed below); and
(ii) intermediate units of study offered by the School of Medical Sciences (exceptions listed below); and
(iii) IMMU2101; and
(iv) BIOL2016/2916.
Exceptions - The following intermediate units offered by the School of Life and Environmental Sciences and the School of Medical Sciences are permissible:
ANAT2009
Comparative Primate Anatomy
6    P [6cp from BIOL1XX3 and 6cp from BIOL1XXX] OR 12cp from PSYC1XXX OR 12cp from ARCA1XXX
N ANAT2002
Semester 2
BCHM2071
Protein Biochemistry
6    P 6cp from (BIOL1XX7, MBLG1XXX) and 12cp from CHEM1XXX
N BCHM2011 or BCHM2971


Recommended concurrent units of study: MBLG2071 and BCHM2072 for progression to Senior Biochemistry.
Semester 2
BCHM2971
Protein Biochemistry (Advanced)
6    P 12cp from CHEM1XXX and a mark of 75 or above in 6cp from (BIOL1XX7,MBLG1XXX)
N BCHM2071


Recommended concurrent units of study: (MBLG2071 or MBLG2971) and (BCHM2072 or BCHM2972) for progression to Senior Biochemistry.
Semester 2
MBLG2071
Molecular Biology and Genomics
6    P 6cp from (BIOL1XX7, MBLG1XXX),and 12cp from CHEM1XXX
N BCHM2001 or MBLG2111 or MBLG2871 or BCHM2901 or AGCH2001 or MBLG2901 or BCHM2101 or MBLG2101 or MBLG2971 or MBLG2771 or MBLG2001


Recommended concurrent units of study: (BCHM2071 or BCHM2971) and (BCHM2072 or BCHM2972) for progression to Senior Biochemistry.
Semester 1
MBLG2971
Molecular Biology and Genomics (Adv)
6    P 12cp from CHEM1XXX and a mark of 75 or above in 6cp from (BIOL1XX7,MBLG1XXX)
N MBLG2901 or MBLG2001 or BCHM2001 or AGCH2001 or MBLG2101 or MBLG2871 or MBLG2111 or MBLG2771 or BCHM2101 or MBLG2071 or BCHM2901
Semester 1
MBLG2072
Genetics and Genomics
6    P 12cp from (BIOL1XXX, MBLG1XXX) and 6cp from CHEM1XXX
N MBLG2002 or MBLG2972 or MBLG2102 or MBLG2902


For students planning a Molecular Biology and Genetics major, 12 credit points of CHEM1XXX is required.
Semester 2
MBLG2972
Genetics and Genomics (Advanced)
6    P An average of 75 or above in [12cp from (BIOL1XXX, MBLG1XXX) and 6cp from CHEM1XXX]
N MBLG2002 or MBLG2072 or MBLG2102 or MBLG2902


For students planning a Molecular Biology and Genetics major, 12 credit points of CHEM1XXX is required.
Semester 2
PCOL2012
Pharmacology: Drugs and People
6    A PCOL2011
P 6cp from CHEM1XXX and 6cp from (BIOL1XXX, MBLG1XXX)
N PCOL2555
Semester 2

C. Senior units of study

Candidates are required to take a minimum of 12 credit points of Senior units of study from the subject areas of: Anatomy, Biology (Genetics) (i.e. BIOL3018/3918, BIOL3026/3926), Biochemistry, Cell Pathology, Histology, Immunology, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Neuroscience, Nutrition and Metabolism, Pharmacology, Physiology, Virology.
Note: INFD3012 is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Medical Science degree and does not contribute to a major listed in Table I.
INFD3012
Infectious Diseases
6    P 18 credit points of BMED including (BMED2401 and BMED2404)
Semester 2

D. Majors

A complete list of available majors is set out in Table I. Of these, the majors available in medical science discipline areas are: Anatomy and Histology*, Biochemistry*, Cell Pathology, Immunobiology*, Microbiology*, Molecular Biology and Genetics*, Neuroscience*, Nutrition and Metabolism, Pharmacology* and Physiology*.
* indicates a major in this area is also available at the advanced level

E. Study in other faculties

A total of 12 credit points of units of study from non-science discipline areas may be counted towards the Bachelor of Medical Science degree. Students should consult the handbooks from other faculties to determine any prerequisites, corequisites or other requirements relating to enrolment in units of study offered by departments in these faculties.
Note: Students may not enrol in BUSS1020, ECMT1010, ENVX1001, STAT1021, or any other unit of study deemed mutually exclusive with units of study listed in Table I.

F. Honours units of study

The units of study required to undertake Honours in the Bachelor of Medical Science degree are provided in Table I.
Note: Honours in the subject area of Infectious Diseases is only available to students enrolled in the the Bachelor of Medical Science degree. Its units are listed below. These Honours units of study designated as A, B, C, D should be taken in that order, whether a student enrols full-time, part-time or mid-year.
Infectious Diseases
INFD4011
Infectious Diseases Honours A
12    N BMED4021

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
INFD4012
Infectious Diseases Honours B
12    C INFD4011
N BMED4022
Semester 1
INFD4013
Infectious Diseases Honours C
12    C INFD4012
N BMED4023
Semester 2
INFD4014
Infectious Diseases Honours D
12    C INFD4013
N BMED4024
Semester 2