Through this major you’ll combine the study of infectious microorganisms –bacteria, viruses and parasites – with study of the host’s immune responses, which are most often beneficial but sometimes detrimental to the host.

You’ll learn how microbiology and immunology are studied and how they’re applied to a range of areas in the biomedical sciences.

Your major structure

You can study this major through the Bachelor of Science and the Bachelor of Biomedicine.

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 infection and immunity. To complete this major you will also need to select a pre-requisite subject (12.5 points) in your second year.

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 subjects that are prerequisites for your major, including biology and foundational microbiology and immunology subjects.

In your third year, you will complete 50 points (four subjects) of deep and specialised study in infection and immunity.

Throughout your degree you will also take science elective subjects and breadth (non-science) subjects, in addition to your major subjects and prerequisites.

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