Cell and Developmental Biology
What will I study?
This highly flexible major will allow you to combine your scientific interests with fundamental concepts in cell and developmental biology.
While the core subjects focus on the cellular mechanisms underlying how living organisms develop from a single fertilised egg, the broad range of electives permit you to focus on the cell biology of immunology, pathology, neuroscience, stem cells, plants or reproduction.
You’ll also gain experience in the scientific methods and research skills used to investigate cell and developmental biology problems and how these are applied in biomedical technologies.
Your major structure
Bachelor of Biomedicine
You will take 8 core subjects (125 points) across your degree that will build an understanding of the structure and function of the body and consideration of the determinants of health and disease, including genetic and environmental influences (4 in first year, 2 in second year and 2 in third year).
In your third year, you will complete 50 points (four subjects) of deep and specialised study in biochemistry and molecular biology.
Throughout your degree you will also take elective and breadth (non-science) subjects.
Bachelor of Science
In your first and second years you will complete the subjects that are prerequisites for your major, including foundational biology and cell biology subjects.
In your third year, you will complete 50 points (four subjects) of deep and specialised study in cell and developmental biology.
Throughout your degree you will also take science elective subjects and breadth (non-science) subjects.
“I chose to do the Cell & Developmental biology major, because I was looking for a major which would not restrict my knowledge to one particular area of science, but rather deepen my understanding of many aspects of human biology. I loved the major because it had the perfect balance of theory and practical work and had enough flexibility to allow students to keep doing subjects in a complimentary area.”
– Anna Lieshke
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