Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Science),University of Western Australia
The Biomedical Science programme provides a balanced range of science subjects that are making a significant contribution to modern medicine. The programme is designed for students who want a career in the biomedical or medical fields other than as a practising physician. New approaches to preventing,
diagnosing and treating disease are increasingly dependent on an understanding of how the body functions at the molecular, cellular, organismic and whole-body level. This detailed knowledge underpins strategies for gene and cell therapy, organ transplantation, and intervention by modulating cell function using recombinant products to detect and treat cancer, genetic and infectious diseases.
The programme requires the completion of 24 units (144 points) and consists of 17 core units (102 points), 1 optional unit (6 points) and 6 elective units (36 points) of unspecified advanced standing (credit). Polytechnic diploma and diploma holders will receive advanced standing (credit) for all elective units. Students may receive additional credit for core units depending on GPA.
|Unit Code||Unit Title||Pre-requisite|
|Human Biology I (Becoming Human), OR
Biological Inorganic and Physical Chemistry
Background in chemistry
|2||Core||SCIE1106||Molecular Biology of the Cell||Background in biology and chemistry|
|3||Core||CHEM1103||Biological Organic Chemistry||Background in chemistry|
|4||Core||GENE2204||Principles of Genetics||Level 1 Biology|
|5||Core||MICR2203||Introductory Immunology||Level 1 biology|
|6||Core||BIOC2201||Biochemistry of the Cell||SCIE1106|
|8||Core||BIOC2202||Biochemical Regulation of Cell Function||SCIE1106|
|11||Core||MICR3308||Infection & Immunity (Immunology & Infectious Disease) Part 1 (AC)||MICR2203 and MICR2204|
|12||Core||MICR3309||Infection & Immunity Part 2 (Immunology & Infectious Disease)||MICR2203 and MICR2204|
|13||Core||GENE3331||Molecular Genetics & Genomics Part 1 (AC)||GENE2230|
|14||Core||GENE3332||Molecular Genetics & Genomics Part 2||GENE2230|
|15||Core||SCIE3326||Molecular Biology Part 1 (AC)||SCIE2225|
|16||Core||SCIE3327||Molecular Biology Part 2||SCIE2225|
|17||Core||BIOC3353||Molecular & Structural Biochemistry Part 1 (AC)||BIOC2201 and BIOC2202|
|18||Core||BIOC3354||Molecular & Structural Biochemistry Part 2||BIOC2201 and BIOC2202|
Delivery of programmes may not follow the sequence as shown and are subject to change.
Note: Elective units are not listed.
This programme can be completed within 2-4 years. For those with exemptions, this programme may be completed within a shorter period.
English Language Proficiency
Please note that all students must also meet the following minimum English proficiency requirements:
- C6 or better for GCE O-Level; OR
- 570 (paper-based total) and 230 (computer-based total) in TOEFL with Essay Rating/TWE of 4.5 or Internet-based Test (iBT): An overall score of 90 with a minimum score of 22 in the Writing section and no less than 20 in the other sections; OR
- 6.5 in IELTS with no band less than 6.0; OR
- Grade C for the Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English
- Grade E for GCE A-Level
An Honours degree is available to students who satisfy the entrance requirements. Interested students should apply via student connect at The University of Western Australia.
- Local Polytechnic Diploma with GPA ≥ 2.2; OR GCE A-Level and STPM (subject to the University’s admission guidelines);
- GCE A-Level Mathematics with minimum Grade E or equivalent is also a pre-requisite for entry to the Bachelor of Science programmes
- Classroom and Laboratory
- Laboratory assignments, projects and examinations
Graduation and Degree
- Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Science)
Length of course