What will I study?
In the Pathology major you’ll investigate disease caused by genetic, infectious, environmental and immunological injury and explore the consequences of injury to different organs and systems of the body.
You’ll learn about the latest research into common but intractable diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, autoimmune disease, neurodegenerative disease and cancer.
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 subjects that are prerequisites for your major, including biology, chemistry and foundational pathology subjects.
In your third year, you will complete 50 points (four subjects) of deep and specialised study in pathology.
Throughout your degree you will also take science elective subjects and breadth (non-science) subjects.
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