Cell and Developmental Biology


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

You can study this major in the Bachelor of Biomedicine or Bachelor of Science.

Bachelor of Biomedicine

You will take 10 core subjects (150 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 (6 in first year, 2 in second year and 2 in third year).

In third year you will also complete 50 points (four subjects) of study that is deep and specialised study in Cell and Developmental 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.


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