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Human Biology Major


Offers students the opportunity to focus on issues of health and disease. It combines the traditional interests of Human Biologists, including genetics, anatomy and physiology and evolution, with a biomedical analysis of the human condition.





Mount Lawley

South West (Bunbury)


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Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply broad discipline knowledge to a range of theoretical and practical human biology issues.
  2. Communicate human biology knowledge and ideas clearly, coherently and with independence.
  3. Demonstrate ethical judgement and global perspectives with respect for cultural diversity.
  4. Demonstrate initiative and independent judgement to anticipate human biology challenges and generate sustainable solutions.
  5. Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for personal and professional scholarship.
  6. Think critically to analyse, interpret and conceptualise complex human biology problems.
  7. Use digital and laboratory technologies to access, evaluate and synthesise human biology information from diverse sources.
  8. Work collaboratively and demonstrate professionalism in the application of knowledge and skills.


Students are required to select 8 units, with at least 2 units at Level 3000:

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SCH1104 ^Introduction to Pathophysiology15
SCH1105 ^Introduction to Pharmacology15
SCH1111 ^Fundamental Biomedical Techniques15
SCH1132 ^Human Evolution and Ecology15
SCH1133 ^Human Genetics15
SCH1134 ^Human Structure and Function15
SCH1143 ^Systems Physiology15
SCH2111 ^Applied Physiology15
SCH2131 ^Drugs in Society15
SCH2141 ^Advanced Biomedical Techniques15
SCH2142 ^Forensic Genetics15
SCH2226 ^Human Molecular Genetics15
SCH2232 ^Medical Biochemistry15
SCH2235 ^Applied Microbiology15
SCH3145 ^Biomedical Ethics15
SCH3223 ^Medical Genetics15
SCH3227 ^The Biology of Human Disease15
SCH3236 ^Pharmacology15
SCH3239 ^Human Immunology15
SCH3244 ^Developmental Biology15
SCH3434 ^Human Reproduction, Development and Ageing15

^ Core Option

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