Courses & Units

Bachelor of Biotechnology and Medical Research (73S)

This course will provide high-achieving students with a solid background in human, plant and animal biology, and the tools of modern biology and biotechnology that will equip them to become the researchers of the future in both medical and non-medical areas. The course is structured so that there is a central core, with two major streams (Medical and Biotechnology), which students will select during second year. Choices of specific course streams are related to research strengths at UTAS, and will provide students the opportunity to focus on a specific set of disciplines in second and third year of the course.

Duration

3 Years full time

Up to 7 Years part time

Location

Hobart

ATAR

See entry requirements below


Course intake

Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2
Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2

Course rules

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Course contact

Phone: 1300 363 864
Email: Course.Info@utas.edu.au
Online: Enquiries


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Duration

3 Years full time

Location

Hobart

Academic Requirements

See entry requirements below

CRICOS

Code: 073511F


Course intake

Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2
Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2

Course rules

See full course rules and guidelines

Course contact

Phone:+61 3 8676 7017
Online: International enquiries


You are currently viewing the course details for 2016.

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Course objectives

This course specifically aims to equip students with the knowledge, skills, competencies and awareness in preparation for careers in biomedical research, biotechnology and related areas.

Graduates will gain a broad knowledge of biomedical research and biotechnology, and its scientific basis, and developed skills in written and verbal communication in these areas. They will have delivered many presentations to their peers and teachers during the course, and made extensive use of information technology. Graduates will have solved problems in medical sciences and biotechnology, and have an understanding of the global importance and impacts of medical research and biotechnology. Social and ethical implications of these studies will be emphasised, particularly in the third year units.

Research projects are a feature of many third year units and will provide candidates with the opportunity to develop their potential for research, develop a solid grounding in research methodology and enhance their skills of problem identification and problem-solving, and their ability to develop and present solutions. These units will prepare students for admission to Honours programs.

Course structure

In the Bachelor of Biotechnology and Medical Research, you enrol in 2 majors, a minor and 4 student electives. The core major is a compulsory major for all students, with a choice of second major and linked minor and student electives. See 'Degree combinations' below for the major and minor combinations.


This degree consists of a total of 24 units comprising:

  • A reversed major of 8 units: 4 introductory, 2 intermediate, 2 advanced units
  • A (standard) major of 8 units: 2 introductory, 2 intermediate, 4 advanced units
  • A minor of 4 units: 2 introductory, 2 intermediate units
  • Two breadth units: units designed to deepen and extend learning across discipline boundaries
  • Two student elective units: units which may be chosen from this or any other subject area within the University, provided they meet the unit level requirements for the degree (see next point below), unit pre-requisites and quotas. You may take individual units or study the equivalent of a second minor through your student electives and try out different subject areas – it's your choice.
  • Unit level requirements for the degree are: between 8-10 units at introductory level, 6-10 units at intermediate level and 6-10 units at advanced level.

Compulsory reverse major

Compulsory introductory units

Together with Chemistry 1B, this unit is a required prerequisite for those students intending to major in Chemistry and for those intending to proceed to 2nd year chemistry. It provides students with fundamental knowledge and concepts in inorganic, physical, analytical,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Together with KRA113 Chemistry 1A, this unit is a required prerequisite for those students intending to major in Chemistry and for those intending to proceed to second-year chemistry. It provides students with fundamental knowledge and concepts in inorganic, physical, analytical,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Provides an introduction to the scientific study of animals. Students are introduced to animal diversity through studying the major invertebrate and vertebrate phyla with an emphasis on Australian examples. We consider the structural and functional characteristics of each group from…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Cell biology, genetics and evolution are fundamental to an understanding of the processes of life. In this unit, we examine the structure and function of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells, including a discussion of the energy flow in photosynthesis, respiration and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Compulsory intermediate units

Provides students with a broad introduction to metabolic and nutritional aspects of biochemistry, and laboratory techniques in biochemical analysis of tissues and enzymes. Major topics include structure, function and metabolism of amino acids, carbohydrates and lipids; the integration and control…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Provides students with a broad introduction to molecular biology. The focus is primarily on humans and other mammals but most of the matters discussed apply to a much broader range of species. Major topics include protein structure and function; DNA…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Compulsory advanced units

This unit provides students with an understanding of contemporary approaches in protein biochemistry and molecular biology, including genomics and proteomics.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides students with an understanding of recent developments and contemporary issues in the areas of biochemistry and molecular biology. Areas covered include topics related to hormones and signal transduction, gene regulation and epigenetics, stem cells, transgenic animals and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Choose 1 major from the following list:

Year 1
Compulsory introductory units

This unit builds a foundation for subsequent studies in biomedical and life sciences, in areas such as physiology, biochemistry, microbiology, immunology and zoology. It is studied jointly with pharmacy students enrolled in CHG111. Studies cover: (a) the basic facts and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit builds a foundation for subsequent studies in biomedical and life sciences, in areas such as physiology, biochemistry, microbiology, immunology and zoology. It is studied jointly with pharmacy students enrolled in CHG112. Studies cover: (a) the basic facts and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 2
Compulsory intermediate units

Builds on Human Biology (CHG105 and CHG106), giving students an understanding of the function of the main physiological systems and their integration and interaction in the human body. Students learn how to collect and interpret relevant information in order to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Builds on Human Biology (CHG105 and CHG106) and Human Physiology 1 (CHP207), giving students an understanding of the function of the main physiological systems and their integration and interaction in the human body. Students learn how to collect and interpret…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 3
Compulsory advanced units

This Unit provides the opportunity for students to expand their knowledge of physiology and physiology research techniques. The unit will take an in depth look into the applied nature of physiology in extreme environments.Physiological processes and whole body implications of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides students with "hands-on" experience of contemporary techniques in protein biochemistry and molecular biology, including proteomics and genomics.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This is a whole-of-semester research project supervised by a member of the School of Medicine or other academic staff involved in medical research. It will require up to 6 hours per week spent planning and completing a research project and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Choose 1 advanced unit from the following list:

Genetics forms the nexus between human biology and the environment with almost every human disease having a genetic component. This course covers the basic tenets of human genetics, introducing genetic concepts as they evolved over the history of the discipline…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Provides an overview of the ways in which classical and molecular genetics are used to study plant development. The unit includes discussion of the regulation of gene expression, mutant analysis, genetic mapping, and genomics, and will introduce key techniques in…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 1
Compulsory introductory units

Biology of Plants is a 1st year core unit for students specialising in plant science, biotechnology, and marine science. In Biology of Plants we introduce you to the origin, diversity, structure and internal processes of plants. In lectures and practical…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Introduces the management and interpretation of quantitative information. A 'hands-on' course, developed using data which is drawn from disciplines of relevance to the students. Topics include: collecting, processing and presenting quantitative information; descriptive statistics for summarising data; data exploration techniques;…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 2
Compulsory intermediate units

This unit builds on first year chemistry units and consolidates this theoretical and practical framework. It is essential for students who intend to major in chemistry, or who need additional chemistry to support their studies in other science areas (such…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit builds on first year chemistry units and consolidates the theoretical and practical framework required by students who intend to major in chemistry or who need additional chemistry to support their studies in other science areas. This unit provides…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 3
Compulsory advanced units

This unit builds on a range of chemical concepts and techniques introduced in 200 level units that are widely used by modern scientists that are not restricted to the chemical sciences; including earth sciences, environmental studies, industrial chemistry, and physical,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit extends the basic understanding of organic chemistry and chemical reactivity from level 200 units and introduces more advanced chemical reactions and the concept of rational synthetic design. The course also highlights the key reactions in the synthesis of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit comprises a one-semester research project in chemistry for advanced students. This unit will only be offered to students who are currently enrolled in units leading to a major in Chemistry (within the BSc, BBiotech, BBioTechMedRes or BEnvSci programs)…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
HobartSummer school
HobartSummer school
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2
LauncestonSummer school
LauncestonSummer school

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit concentrates on instrumental methods of analysis and provides a sound foundation to the theory and application of modern analytical techniques. This unit is of importance to all who rely on the use of instrumental analysis in their field…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 1
Compulsory introductory units

This unit builds a foundation for subsequent studies in biomedical and life sciences, in areas such as physiology, biochemistry, microbiology, immunology and zoology. It is studied jointly with pharmacy students enrolled in CHG111. Studies cover: (a) the basic facts and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit builds a foundation for subsequent studies in biomedical and life sciences, in areas such as physiology, biochemistry, microbiology, immunology and zoology. It is studied jointly with pharmacy students enrolled in CHG112. Studies cover: (a) the basic facts and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 2
Compulsory intermediate units

Pharmaceutical Science involves the study of physical and chemical principles which are important in the design of dosage forms and other pharmaceutical systems and the application of these principles to practice, particularly in the development of an understanding of the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Pharmaceutical Science involves the study of physical and chemical principles which are important in the design of dosage forms and other pharmaceutical systems and the application of these principles to practice, particularly in the development of an understanding of the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 3
Compulsory advanced units

This unit provides an introduction to the study of drugs: chemicals that affect living systems. This unit consists of a detailed account of the pharmacology of drugs that affect selected organ systems. These include the pharmacology of drugs affecting the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides an introduction to the study of drugs: chemicals that affect living systems. Fundamental concepts of drug-target interactions and how our bodies handle drugs are outlined. The major part of the unit consists of a detailed account of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Choose 1 advanced unit from the following list:

This unit will consist of a literature review and a research plan, either laboratory based or in an area relating to medication use in practice. Instruction in research design and report writing is given. A written report of 6,000 words…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit covers fundamental features and current methods involved in the medicinal chemistry and drug development process. The unit emphasises lead identification, lead optimisation and the introduction of new drugs into clinical practice. It deals with specific case studies that…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Choose 1 advanced unit from the following list:

This unit covers fundamental features and current methods involved in the medicinal chemistry and drug development process. The unit emphasises lead identification, lead optimisation and the introduction of new drugs into clinical practice. It deals with specific case studies that…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Studies factors influencing the bioavailability and disposition of drugs, and the application of this information to optimise the therapeutic usefulness of drugs in clinical practice. Particular emphasis is placed on the clinical role of the pharmacist and problem-solving in improving…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Toxicology is the study of the harmful effects of chemicals (including drugs) and other agents on living organisms. Studies in this unit cover general principles of toxicology, relationships between exposure and toxicity, drug safety and pharmacovigilance, mechanisms of deleterious effects…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 1
Compulsory introductory units

Biology of Plants is a 1st year core unit for students specialising in plant science, biotechnology, and marine science. In Biology of Plants we introduce you to the origin, diversity, structure and internal processes of plants. In lectures and practical…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Introduces the management and interpretation of quantitative information. A 'hands-on' course, developed using data which is drawn from disciplines of relevance to the students. Topics include: collecting, processing and presenting quantitative information; descriptive statistics for summarising data; data exploration techniques;…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 2
Compulsory intermediate units

This unit builds on first year chemistry units and consolidates this theoretical and practical framework. It is essential for students who intend to major in chemistry, or who need additional chemistry to support their studies in other science areas (such…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Microorganisms, though invisibly small, collectively make up the majority of the living matter on Earth and have profound influences on many aspects of our lives. This unit will draw on contemporary and real-world examples to explore the influence and impact…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 3
Compulsory advanced units

This unit equips students with knowledge of the role of microorganisms in the production, deterioration and safety of foods, from both ecological and physiological perspectives, including the effect of temperature, pH, water activity and other factors affecting the growth and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Food safety management, particularly for microbial hazards, is undergoing revolutionary change internationally. Essentially, a more wholistic approach is being advocated that relies on analysis and synthesis of knowledge and data from several scientific disciplines. The approach is termed 'risk assessment'.This…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit consists of a one semester-long individual research project in the area of food, environmental or medical microbiology and under the supervision of an experienced researcher approved by the School of Land and Food. Normally the project will complement…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Microorganisms out-number all life forms on the planet and greatly impact biological, chemical and physical processes. This unit considers the significance of microorganisms in the ecology of terrestrial and marine environments; microbial diversity and evolution; the role of microbes in…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 1
Compulsory introductory units

This unit builds a foundation for subsequent studies in biomedical and life sciences, in areas such as physiology, biochemistry, microbiology, immunology and zoology. It is studied jointly with pharmacy students enrolled in CHG111. Studies cover: (a) the basic facts and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit builds a foundation for subsequent studies in biomedical and life sciences, in areas such as physiology, biochemistry, microbiology, immunology and zoology. It is studied jointly with pharmacy students enrolled in CHG112. Studies cover: (a) the basic facts and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 2
Compulsory intermediate units

Plants in Action is a core unit for BSc students interested in specializing in plant science. The unit explores the interaction of plants with the environment at the organism, organ, tissue and cellular levels. We examine the processes of photosynthesis,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provide a comprehensive introduction to epidemiology (the study of the determinants and distribution of health related states). It addresses specific aspects relating to the collection and interpretation of epidemiological data, issues of major public health importance both within…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 3
Compulsory advanced units

Examines a range of cell biological processes currently being researched in laboratories across the world. Topics include: the cytoskeleton, the eukaryote flagellum, cell motility, molecular motors, mitosis, cell division, cell cycle control, spatial organisation, plant cell development, organogenesis, plant tissue…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Genetics forms the nexus between human biology and the environment with almost every human disease having a genetic component. This course covers the basic tenets of human genetics, introducing genetic concepts as they evolved over the history of the discipline…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Provides practical and theoretical experience on the use of genetic and molecular tools to study ecology, evolution and natural history. The first part of the lecture series will introduce modern laboratory techniques and describe the nature of the genetic data…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Provides an overview of the ways in which classical and molecular genetics are used to study plant development. The unit includes discussion of the regulation of gene expression, mutant analysis, genetic mapping, and genomics, and will introduce key techniques in…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 1
Compulsory introductory units

This unit builds a foundation for subsequent studies in biomedical and life sciences, in areas such as physiology, biochemistry, microbiology, immunology and zoology. It is studied jointly with pharmacy students enrolled in CHG111. Studies cover: (a) the basic facts and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit builds a foundation for subsequent studies in biomedical and life sciences, in areas such as physiology, biochemistry, microbiology, immunology and zoology. It is studied jointly with pharmacy students enrolled in CHG112. Studies cover: (a) the basic facts and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 2
Compulsory intermediate units

Builds on Human Biology (CHG105 and CHG106), giving students an understanding of the function of the main physiological systems and their integration and interaction in the human body. Students learn how to collect and interpret relevant information in order to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Builds on Human Biology (CHG105 and CHG106) and Human Physiology 1 (CHP207), giving students an understanding of the function of the main physiological systems and their integration and interaction in the human body. Students learn how to collect and interpret…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 3
Compulsory advanced units

Genetics forms the nexus between human biology and the environment with almost every human disease having a genetic component. This course covers the basic tenets of human genetics, introducing genetic concepts as they evolved over the history of the discipline…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides students with "hands-on" experience of contemporary techniques in protein biochemistry and molecular biology, including proteomics and genomics.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit follows on directly from CHP311 Neuroscience A. The unit provides an understanding of contemporary neuroscience research topics in neural development, biology of neuronal disorders and cellular and molecular neurobiology. The unit emphasises experimental techniques and the evidence on…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Neuroscience A is intended for students studying biomedical sciences or psychology and provides a comprehensive introduction to core topics in neuroscience. Lectures cover the structure, development and cellular constituents of nervous systems, in the context of function, physiology and evolution.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 1
Compulsory introductory units

Biology of Plants is a 1st year core unit for students specialising in plant science, biotechnology, and marine science. In Biology of Plants we introduce you to the origin, diversity, structure and internal processes of plants. In lectures and practical…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Introduces the management and interpretation of quantitative information. A 'hands-on' course, developed using data which is drawn from disciplines of relevance to the students. Topics include: collecting, processing and presenting quantitative information; descriptive statistics for summarising data; data exploration techniques;…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 2
Compulsory intermediate units

Plants in Action is a core unit for BSc students interested in specializing in plant science. The unit explores the interaction of plants with the environment at the organism, organ, tissue and cellular levels. We examine the processes of photosynthesis,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides a comprehensive introduction to the diversity of plants found in Tasmania. In lectures, we examine the major natural vegetation communities in Tasmania, the key processes shaping them in the present and in the past, and their conservation…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 3
Compulsory advanced units

Provides an overview of the ways in which classical and molecular genetics are used to study plant development. The unit includes discussion of the regulation of gene expression, mutant analysis, genetic mapping, and genomics, and will introduce key techniques in…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Examines a range of cell biological processes currently being researched in laboratories across the world. Topics include: the cytoskeleton, the eukaryote flagellum, cell motility, molecular motors, mitosis, cell division, cell cycle control, spatial organisation, plant cell development, organogenesis, plant tissue…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Involves a semester-long research project, supervised by a member of the Plant Science staff. It will involve 5-6 hours per week spent planning and completing an individual research project. The aim of the unit is to give students experience in…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
HobartSummer school
HobartWinter school
HobartSpring school

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Provides practical and theoretical experience on the use of genetic and molecular tools to study ecology, evolution and natural history. The first part of the lecture series will introduce modern laboratory techniques and describe the nature of the genetic data…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 1
Compulsory introductory units

This unit builds a foundation for subsequent studies in biomedical and life sciences, in areas such as physiology, biochemistry, microbiology, immunology and zoology. It is studied jointly with pharmacy students enrolled in CHG111. Studies cover: (a) the basic facts and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit builds a foundation for subsequent studies in biomedical and life sciences, in areas such as physiology, biochemistry, microbiology, immunology and zoology. It is studied jointly with pharmacy students enrolled in CHG112. Studies cover: (a) the basic facts and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 2
Compulsory intermediate unit

This Unit teaches students the basic processes of disease by providing a foundation in human pathology and immunology.…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 2

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Choose 1 intermediate unit from the following list:

Builds on Human Biology (CHG105 and CHG106), giving students an understanding of the function of the main physiological systems and their integration and interaction in the human body. Students learn how to collect and interpret relevant information in order to…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 1

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Pharmaceutical Science involves the study of physical and chemical principles which are important in the design of dosage forms and other pharmaceutical systems and the application of these principles to practice, particularly in the development of an understanding of the…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 1

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Year 3
Compulsory advanced units

This unit expands on the introductory immunology from KLA210 and CJA212. Areas that will receive extended coverage include advanced immunological mechanisms, the immunopathology of disease, the manipulation of the immune system to protect against infectious and non-infectious disease. Practical and…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 1

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This unit will commence with an exploration of the basic concepts of Medical Microbiology. It will then examine the epidemiology of transmissible diseases that are common in healthcare and community settings. The unit will analyse information on the mechanisms through…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 2

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This is a whole-of-semester research project supervised by a member of the School of Medicine or other academic staff involved in medical research. It will require up to 6 hours per week spent planning and completing a research project and…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 2

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Choose 1 advanced unit from the following list:

Genetics forms the nexus between human biology and the environment with almost every human disease having a genetic component. This course covers the basic tenets of human genetics, introducing genetic concepts as they evolved over the history of the discipline…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 2

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Provides an overview of the ways in which classical and molecular genetics are used to study plant development. The unit includes discussion of the regulation of gene expression, mutant analysis, genetic mapping, and genomics, and will introduce key techniques in…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 1

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Choose 1 minor from the following list:

Year 1
Compulsory introductory units

Biology of Plants is a 1st year core unit for students specialising in plant science, biotechnology, and marine science. In Biology of Plants we introduce you to the origin, diversity, structure and internal processes of plants. In lectures and practical…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 1

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Introduces the management and interpretation of quantitative information. A 'hands-on' course, developed using data which is drawn from disciplines of relevance to the students. Topics include: collecting, processing and presenting quantitative information; descriptive statistics for summarising data; data exploration techniques;…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 1

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Year 2
Compulsory intermediate units

Provides students with a basic knowledge of microbiology including bacteria, fungi, protozoans and viruses. The unit considers the place of microorganisms in the evolution of life on earth, their structure, chemistry, biology and ecology, and consideration of their role in…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 1

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Genetics & Evolution is a core second year unit for BBiotechMedRes, BMarAntSc, and BSc students majoring in Plant Science or Genetics, and important for any student studying Biological Sciences. The unit offers an introduction to genetics and evolution, and integrates…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 2

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Year 1
Compulsory introductory units

This unit builds a foundation for subsequent studies in biomedical and life sciences, in areas such as physiology, biochemistry, microbiology, immunology and zoology. It is studied jointly with pharmacy students enrolled in CHG111. Studies cover: (a) the basic facts and…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 1

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This unit builds a foundation for subsequent studies in biomedical and life sciences, in areas such as physiology, biochemistry, microbiology, immunology and zoology. It is studied jointly with pharmacy students enrolled in CHG112. Studies cover: (a) the basic facts and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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Year 2
Compulsory intermediate units

Provides students with a basic knowledge of microbiology including bacteria, fungi, protozoans and viruses. The unit considers the place of microorganisms in the evolution of life on earth, their structure, chemistry, biology and ecology, and consideration of their role in…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Genetics & Evolution is a core second year unit for BBiotechMedRes, BMarAntSc, and BSc students majoring in Plant Science or Genetics, and important for any student studying Biological Sciences. The unit offers an introduction to genetics and evolution, and integrates…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 2

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Other

Plus two student electives to be taken in Years 2 and 3
Plus two breadth units to be taken in Years 2 and 3. For a list of breadth units see: http://www.utas.edu.au/students/breadth-units

Bachelor of Biotechnology and Medical Research graduates can expect to find employment in a range of areas including the pharmaceutical, pathology and biomedical industries, biotechnology companies, research institutes, hospitals and universities at both State and Commonwealth levels. They will also be well prepared for postgraduate study in a range of Biomedical Research areas.

Minimum university entrance requirements plus TCE pre-tertiary Chemistry (CHM415115) and Mathematics (MTM315114 or MTG315115). Entry to the first year of the program will be based on a minimum ATAR score of 85.

Credit Transfer and Articulation

The Bachelor of Biotechnology and Medical Research provides an appropriate pathway to honours and Research Higher Degrees. It is also one of the possible alternative pathways to study Medicine at UTas. For further information see http://www.utas.edu.au/medicine/study/future-students/mbbs-students/alternative-entry-pathway

Fees for domestic students are based on individual unit selections. Please refer to the fees section of each unit description to work out an indicative annual cost.

International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.

Scholarships

For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.