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) MBLG1001/1901/1991; and
(ii) 12 credit points of Junior units of study from the Science Subject Area of Chemistry; and
(iii) 12 credit points of Junior units of study from the Science Subject Area of Mathematics; and
(iv) 6 credit points of Junior units of study from the Science Subject Area of Biology; and
(v) 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 42 credit points of Junior Bachelor of Medical Science units of study
N MICR2921, ANAT2008, IMMU2101, MICR2021, BCHM2972, MICR2922, ANAT2010, BMED2801, PCOL2011, MICR2022, BIOL2016, PHSI2905, BIOL2006, PHSI2006, NUTR2912, BMED2802, PHSI2005, NUTR2911, BIOL2916, BCHM2072, BIOL2906, PHSI2906
Semester 1
BMED2402
Nerve and Muscle
6    P 42 credit points of Junior Bachelor of Medical Science units of study
N BIOL2906, BIOL2016, PHSI2906, PHSI2905, PCOL2011, MICR2922, ANAT2008, BIOL2916, MICR2021, BCHM2072, MICR2921, ANAT2010, MICR2022, BIOL2006, PHSI2006, NUTR2912, BMED2806, PHSI2005, NUTR2911, IMMU2101, BCHM2972
Semester 1
BMED2403
Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems
6    P 42 credit points of Junior Bachelor of Medical Science units of study
N NUTR2912, BMED2803, PHSI2005, PCOL2011, NUTR2911, MICR2922, BIOL2906, BIOL2006, PHSI2906, PHSI2006, IMMU2101, BCHM2972, BIOL2916, BCHM2072, MICR2921, ANAT2008, MICR2021, ANAT2010, MICR2022, BIOL2016, PHSI2905
Semester 1
BMED2404
Microbes, Infection and Immunity
6    P 42 credit points of Junior Bachelor of Medical Science units of study
N PHSI2005, ANAT2010, ANAT2008, MICR2022, MICR2021, BMED2807, BIOL2016, PHSI2905, BIOL2006, PHSI2006, NUTR2912, NUTR2911, IMMU2101, BCHM2972, BIOL2906, PHSI2906, MICR2921, BIOL2916, BCHM2072, PCOL2011, MICR2922
Semester 2
BMED2405
Gut and Nutrient Metabolism
6    P 42 credit points of Junior Bachelor of Medical Science units of study
N BIOL2916, BIOL2906, PHSI2906, BCHM2072, PCOL2011, MICR2922, MICR2921, ANAT2010, MICR2022, BIOL2016, PHSI2905, BMED2804, PHSI2005, IMMU2101, NUTR2911, BCHM2972, BIOL2006, PHSI2006, NUTR2912, ANAT2008, MICR2021
Semester 2
BMED2406
Hormones, Kidney and Reproduction
6    P 42 credit points of Junior Bachelor of Medical Science units of study
N BIOL2006, PHSI2006, NUTR2912, BMED2805, ANAT2008, MICR2021, IMMU2101, BCHM2972, BIOL2916, BCHM2072, PCOL2011, MICR2922, PHSI2005, NUTR2911, ANAT2010, BIOL2016, MICR2022, PHSI2905, MICR2921, BIOL2906, 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 Molecular Bioscience (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 Molecular Bioscience and the School of Medical Sciences are permissible:
ANAT2009
Comparative Primate Anatomy
6    A Knowledge of basic vertebrate biology
P 36 credit points, including (12 credit points of Junior Biology (not including MBLG) OR 12 credit points of Junior Psychology OR 12 credit points of Junior Archaeology.)
N ANAT2002
Semester 2
BCHM2071
Protein Biochemistry
6    A CHEM1101 and CHEM1102
P (MBLG1001 or MBLG1901) and 12 credit points of Junior Chemistry
N BCHM2011, BCHM2971


Recommended concurrent units of study: MBLG2071 and BCHM2072 for progression to Senior Biochemistry.
Semester 2
BCHM2971
Protein Biochemistry (Advanced)
6    P Distinction in (MBLG1001 or MBLG1901)
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 (MBLG1001 or MBLG1901) and 12 CP of Junior Chemistry
N BCHM2001, MBLG2111, MBLG2871, BCHM2901, AGCH2001, MBLG2901, BCHM2101, MBLG2101, MBLG2971, MBLG2771, 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 Distinction in either (MBLG1001 or MBLG1901) and 12 credit points of Junior Chemistry
N MBLG2901, MBLG2001, BCHM2001, AGCH2001, MBLG2101, MBLG2871, MBLG2111, MBLG2771, BCHM2101, MBLG2071, BCHM2901
Semester 1
MBLG2072
Genetics and Genomics
6    A 12cp of Junior Chemistry
P 6cp of Junior Biology and (one of MBLG1001 and MBLG1901) and 6cp of Junior Chemistry
N MBLG2002, MBLG2972, MBLG2102, MBLG2902


For students planning a Molecular Biology and Genetics major, 12cp of Junior Chemistry is required.
Semester 2
MBLG2972
Genetics and Genomics (Adv)
6    A 12cp of Junior Chemistry
P Distinction average across 6cp of Junior Biology, 6cp of (MBLG1001 or MBLG1901) and 6cp of Junior Chemistry.
N MBLG2002, MBLG2072, MBLG2102, MBLG2902


For students planning for a Molecular Biology and Genetics major, 12cp of Junior Chemistry is required.
Semester 2
PCOL2012
Pharmacology: Drugs and People
6    A PCOL2011
P (6 credit points of Junior Chemistry) and (6 credit points of Junior Biology or (MBLG1001 or MBLG1901).
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) or BMED2807.
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