Biochemistry major study guide

Course structure in Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science (Advanced)

A standard full-time enrolment is 24 credit points per semester.

First year - Refer to the Special Interests section for ‘other’ unit recommendations.

If you have not taken HSC Chemistry, you should enrol in CHEM1001 and CHEM1002 and are strongly advised to take a Chemistry bridging course before Semester 1.

Semester 1 Credit points   Semester 2 Credit points
BIOL 6   MBLG1001 6
CHEM 6   CHEM 6
MATH 6   MATH 6
Other 6   Other 6

Second year - at least 12 cp from the following BCHM and MBLG units

Semester 1 Credit points   Semester 2 Credit points
BCHM2072 or 2972 6   BCHM2071 or 2971 6
MBLG2071 or 2971 6      
Other 12 or 18   Other 18 or 24

Third year - at least 24 cp from the following BCHM units

Semester 1 Credit points   Semester 2 Credit points
BCHM3071 or 3971 6   BCHM3072 or 3972 6
BCHM3081 or 3981 6   BCHM3082 or 3982 6
      BCHM3092 or 3992 6
Other 12 or 18   Other 6 or 12

Special interests

Students can best prepare themselves to work in the following areas of interest by combining required units with some of the recommended units below, subject to timetable compatibility.

Special interest in Biology

Second Year:
MICR2021, 2022; MBLG2072 and other BIOL units

Third Year:
MICR3011 and VIRO3001 plus MICR3032 and 3042
or BIOL3018 and BIOL3026

Special interest in Chemistry/Structure

Second Year:
CHEM2401, 2402, 2403
PCOL2011, 2012

Third Year:
CHEM3110/1/4/5/6/7

Special interest in Medical Sciences

Second Year:
IMMU2101; MICR2022; PHSI2005, 2006; PCOL2011, 2012

Third Year:
IMMU3102, 3202; MICR3011, MICR3032, MICR3042; NEUR3001, 3002, 3003, 3004;
PCOL3011, 3012, 3021, 3022; PHSI3005, 3006, 3007, 3008; VIRO3001, 3002

Course structure in Bachelor of Medical Science

A standard full-time enrolment is 24 credit points per semester.

First year

Semester 1 Credit points   Semester 2 Credit points
BIOL 6   MBLG1001 6
CHEM 6   CHEM 6
MATH 6   MATH 6
PHYS or PSYC 6   PHYS or PSYC 6

Second year - 36cp of BMED units of study required (can be taken all in second year or staggered over second and third years - see Faculty of Science Handbook for details); for a major in Biochemistry, BCHM2071 and/or MBLG2071.

Third year - a major (24cp) of Medical Science electives (includes BCHM)

Semester 1 Credit points   Semester 2 Credit points
BCHM3071 or 3971 6   BCHM3072 or 3972 6
BCHM3081 or 3981 6   BCHM3082 or 3982 6
      BCHM3092 or 3992 6