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What will I study?

Overview

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

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 Physiology.

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 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.

Sample course plan

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