Unit Set Information

Human Biology Major

Effective from 01-JAN-2017 : Code MAAAFD

This 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.


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This Major can be studied in the following courses:

Mode of Delivery

On Campus at Joondalup

Learning Outcomes

Major Structure

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
* Students will be assessed to see if they have achieved the ECU minimum standard of English language proficiency in this unit. Students who don't meet the minimum standard will be provided with appropriate English language support and development.

Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.