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Bachelor of Science

Major In Human Biology

Focuses upon issues of health and disease. This major combines the traditional interests of human biology, genetics, anatomy and physiology and evolution, with a biomedical analysis of the human condition.

It analyses health and disease as fundamental parts of the human experience, providing the knowledge and skills required by careers in human biology and biomedical science.

Related careers

Science Specialist, Lecturer, Medical Scientist, Research Officer, Research Assistant, Cytogeneticist, Microbiologist, Laboratory Manager, Biomedical Technician, Medical Representative, High School Teacher, Primary School Teacher

Major structure

This unitset structure contains information about the units which comprise the course as well as the credit points required to successfully complete it.

This major requires a total of eight units (120 credit points) selected from the list below.

Eight units chosen from the following set with at least two at the 3000 level.

UnitDescription Points
SCH1104Introduction to Pathophysiology 15
SCH1105Introduction to Pharmacology 15
SCH1111Fundamental Biomedical Techniques 15
SCH1132Human Evolution and Ecology 15
SCH1133Human Genetics 15
SCH1134Human Structure and Function 15
SCH1143Systems Physiology 15
SCH2111Applied Physiology 15
SCH2131Drugs in Society 15
SCH2141Advanced Biomedical Techniques 15
SCH2142Forensic Genetics 15
SCH2226Human Molecular Genetics 15
SCH2232Medical Biochemistry 15
SCH2235Applied Microbiology 15
SCH3145Biomedical Ethics 15
SCH3223Medical Genetics 15
SCH3227The Biology of Human Disease 15
SCH3236Pharmacology 15
SCH3239Human Immunology 15
SCH3244Developmental Biology 15
SCH3434Human Reproduction, Development and Ageing 15

This major can also be studied in the following courses:

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