What will I study?
In short, you’ll learn all about how the human body works. You’ll learn about normal function, and what happens when systems don’t work as they should. You’ll also learn about the experimental basis of the discipline and use specialised techniques to examine questions in physiology.
Your major structure
You can study this major through the Bachelor of Science or the Bachelor of Biomedicine.
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 physiology.
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 physiology subjects.
In your third year, you will complete 50 points (four subjects) of study that is deep and specialised study in physiology. This is a flexible major – you can select subjects from a wide range.
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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