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Bachelor of Medical Science

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

The Bachelor of Medical Science requires students to complete a total of 360 credit points (24 units) over three years of full-time study or the part-time equivalent.

Year One - Semester 1

UnitDescription Points
SCH1111Fundamental Biomedical Techniques 15
SCH1134Human Structure and Function 15
SCH1133Human Genetics 15
SCC1123Chemistry for the Life Sciences 15

Students who have passed TEE chemistry or equivalent can substitute an elective unit for SCC1123 Chemistry for the Life Sciences.

Year One - Semester 2
UnitDescription Points
SCH1101Cultural Studies 15
SCH1143Systems Physiology 15
SCH1132Human Evolution and Ecology 15
SCC1226Introduction to Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry 15

Year Two - Semester 1
UnitDescription Points
SCH2226Human Molecular Genetics 15
SCH2232Medical Biochemistry 15
SCH2235Applied Microbiology 15
MMS2100Introduction to Histology and Histotechniques 15

Year Two - Semester 2
UnitDescription Points
SCH2141Advanced Biomedical Techniques 15
MMS2102Medical Microbiology 15
MMS2101Introduction to Haematology 15
SCP1134Foundations of Physics 15

Students who have passed TEE physics or equivalent can substitute an elective unit for SCP1134 Foundations of Physics.

Year Three - Semester 1
Students must select 4 of the following 5 units.

UnitDescription Points
SCH3227The Biology of Human Disease 15
SCH3223Medical Genetics 15
MMS3112Safety and Quality in Healthcare 15
SCH3236Pharmacology 15
MMS3101Evolutionary Perspectives on Health and Disease 15

Year Three - Semester 2
Students must select 4 of the following 5 units.

UnitDescription Points
SCH3244Developmental Biology 15
SCH3239Human Immunology 15
MMS2103Clinical Biochemistry 15
MMS3107Histopathology and Applied Histotechniques 15
SCH3434Human Reproduction, Development and Ageing 15

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