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Major

Pathology

    What will I study?

    Overview

    You’ll learn about the nature of disease and its causes, processes, development, and consequences. You’ll study the response of tissues and cells to injury, mechanisms of healing and what happens when healing is unsuccessful.

    You’ll study findings emerging from research into common but intractable diseases in our community – for example cardiovascular disease, autoimmune disease, neurodegenerative disease and cancer.

    Your major structure

    This major can be completed 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 Pathology.

    Throughout your degree you will also take elective and breadth (non-science) subjects.

    BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

    In your first and secondyears 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 study that is deep and specialised study in pathology.

    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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