Bachelor of Medical Research (M3M)

This course is in teach-out and is not accepting new admissions

Overview  2023

Entry Requirements

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Duration

Minimum 3 Years, up to a maximum of 7 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the list of distance courses (i.e. online and taken outside Australia) that are offered to international students

Third year is really intense. It is definitely a step-up from second year, and definitely from first year. But I am enjoying every second of it.

Jessica Teoh, Bachelor of Medical Research Student
NOTE: This course is now in teach-out and is no longer accepting applications. Please see the Bachelor of Medical Research (53E).

If you are passionate about health and science you may be interested in Biomedicine, one of the most exciting areas of scientific research.

The Bachelor of Medical Research is designed to help you develop the research skills to push the boundaries of what science knows about human health.

In your first year of study you will learn the fundamentals of cells and the systems of the body. The following year, you will start to navigate the interacting systems that make up the human body – including exploring biochemical pathways and physiological systems fundamental to human health and disease.

In your third and final year, you will specialise in an area of interest and gain invaluable real-world experience of medical research. This course emphasises the acquisition of research skills and students will have exposure throughout the course to scientists actively involved in medical research, who are investigating current research questions in a range of fields.

As well as an in-depth knowledge of the disciplines that underpin biomedicine, students develop important attributes, including:

  • Effective communication skills.
  • Critical and creative thought and problem solving skills.
  • Ethical and social understanding
  • Global perspective of biomedicine

Course structure

Students must satisfactorily complete appropriate units with a total weighting of 300% from the BMedRes Schedules. This would normally comprise:

  • 100% from Schedule 1
  • 100% from Schedule 2
  • 100% from Schedule 3

The program must include all core units in Schedules 1A and 2A, and at least 75% from units listed in Schedule 3A.

You can choose optional units from Schedules 1B, 2B and 3B, although alternative optional units (existing units, or units approved in the future) may be included with the approval of the course coordinator.

It is recommended that students seek advice from the course coordinator when selecting optional units.

In the first named medical research degree in the country, you'll develop a deeper understanding of the human body and its functions at a cellular, molecular and systems level. You will learn more about the normal biological processes – and the abnormal processes that occur in disease.

Most significantly, we'll help you develop the scientific and experimental skills that underpin biomedical research. This includes mastering the tools and techniques necessary for a range of specialities, including neuroscience, genetics, physiology, biochemistry and molecular biology, pharmacology, immunology and microbiology.

"My studies in medical research at the University of Tasmania have been essential for me to work as a medical research scientist. I received a fantastic grounding in molecular biology, genetics and immunology, where I learnt not only the theory but many laboratory techniques that I still use today."

– Rhea Longley, BMedRes(Hons)

Career outcomes

This vital field of medical work requires its practitioners to have a strong aptitude for science, the ability to make clear and precise observations, to work accurately under pressure, and be able to identify and analyse problems and develop practical solutions.

If you've got a passion for saving lives, helping people and conducting scientific experiments, then this could be the perfect career for you.

What do medical researchers do?

Medical research incorporates the work of biomedical scientists, clinical research scientists, geneticists, clinical engineers, pharmacologists and many other medical science professionals. Medical researchers work alongside other scientists, conducting tests and experiments and carrying out research projects.

Where do medical researchers work?

Medical Researchers use their skills in a range of careers in research institutes, university departments, hospitals, pathology laboratories, pharmaceutical and biomedical companies and government departments.

Careers in Medical Research

Medical researchers apply their expert scientific skills and research findings to develop a better understanding of illnesses and other medical problems. They work towards practical solutions, developing new medicines, finessing existing drugs, testing new products and figuring out measures to prevent and combat diseases.

This course will give you the necessary skills to work in medical research across a range of industries, including the pharmaceutical and biomedical sectors, research institutes, hospitals, and universities.

Course structure

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This unit is designed to introduce students to human cells and tissues and the anatomy and physiology of the integumentary, defence, musculoskeletal and neuroendocrine systems in the human body. The unit will include: (a) the basic facts and concepts relating…

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This unit is designed to introduce you to the anatomy and physiology of the reproductive, cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, and digestive systems of the human body. The regulation of body temperature will also be studied in the unit. The unit will…

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Data Handling and Statistics 1 is the first of three applied statistics units offered by the School of Natural Sciences (Mathematics). Statistics is the science of decision making, and as such forms a key foundation of any scientific research. This…

Credit Points: 12.5

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

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Cell Biology, Genetics & Evolution is a core first year unit for BSc students majoring in Plant Science and important for any student studying Biological Sciences. Cell biology, genetics and evolution are fundamental to an understanding of the processes of…

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This unit (along with Chemistry 1B in Semester 2) is the required prerequisite for students intending to major in Chemistry and for those intending to proceed to any second-year chemistry unit.The unit builds on the introduction to chemistry given in…

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This unit (along with Chemistry 1A in Semester 1) is the required prerequisite for students intending to major in Chemistry and for those intending to proceed to any second-year chemistry unit.The unit builds on the introduction to chemistry given in…

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The fast-paced development of new digital technologies provides powerful resources for addressing today's social and environmental challenges. Combining the perspectives of business entrepreneurship, regional science and information systems, this breadth unit will uncover the potential of digitally connected social entrepreneurship…

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This second-year unit Working with Communities will give students in a range of conceptual and practical tools to understand the complex idea of community and skills to work effectively with diverse communities in their professional practice. The focus is on…

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We live in a world of sciences. From the pure physics of string theory to the applied sociology of interventions, from the study of nanoparticles to broadband strategies. Science, in its various forms, plays an important role in how we…

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Naturally hazardous events do not necessarily result in natural disasters, rather, natural disasters are measured by the impacts of the event on people. This unit will introduce the natural earth systems that create natural hazards, including earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunami,…

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This unit introduces students to the world of social research. It answers questions about how to produce knowledge through empirical research, and discusses the methods used to solve practical problems. The unit covers a wide range of social research methodologies and approaches,…

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Do you want to make a difference to something in the world you care about? Would you like some time and space to consider, develop and test your approaches in a safe environment, supported by experts in the field? Following…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
OnlineSemester 1

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

The challenge of ensuring adequate and sustainable food production and equitable access to food for a diverse human population in the 21st century is crucial and profoundly complex. This unit helps you contribute to meeting this challenge. The interdisciplinary skills…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
OnlineSemester 1
OnlineSemester 2

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

Ever thought of yourself as one in a million?Universities Australia notes that in 2017 Australia has more than one million students enrolled in Universities across the country. That is more than one million potential graduates entering the workforce over the…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Earth is a lively and dynamic planet that is undergoing rapid changes wrought by the activities of humans. In what ways are these changes impacting on us and other species? Are we precipitating another mass extinction; the 6th major mass…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
OnlineSemester 2

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

This unit is an elective of the Diploma of Sustainable Living course and explores the interlinked scientific, technical, environmental, economic, social and political factors that have shaped society's energy usage and which will impact on future energy policy and decision…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
OnlineSemester 2

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

This introductory unit will explore the physical and cognitive changes that occur during the ageing process, and age-related pathological changes that can lead to diseases that cause dementia. This unit will introduce fundamental neuroscience concepts in the healthy adult, ageing…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
OnlineSemester 1
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This unit uses research into the biological basis of dementia to explore the specific pathology of the more common diseases causing, or associated with, dementia. Students will learn the relationship between the development of pathology in the nervous system and…

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This unit focuses on the cellular and molecular functions of the human immune system in health and disease. Students will also be introduced to the molecular pathogenic mechanisms of selected infectious agents causing disease in humans; antibiotics and antibiotic resistance…

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This unit is designed to introduce students to pharmacology, which is the field of science concerned with the effect of drugs on living organisms. The knowledge of pharmacology is fundamental to the safe and effective use of medicines by health…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
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Microbiology is the study of microorganisms- how they work and their role in our world. Microorganisms encompass huge diversity and include bacteria, viruses, fungi and single-celled animals and algae. Although not visible to the naked eye, microorganisms have a profound…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 1

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Data Handling and Statistics 1 is the first of three applied statistics units offered by the School of Natural Sciences (Mathematics). Statistics is the science of decision making, and as such forms a key foundation of any scientific research. This…

Credit Points: 12.5

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

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Data Handling and Statistics 2 is the second of three applied statistics units offered by the School of Natural Sciences (Mathematics). This unit is designed to extend students' knowledge of statistical data analysis. It builds on the concepts introduced in…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
OnlineSemester 2

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

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

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

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

Cell Biology, Genetics & Evolution is a core first year unit for BSc students majoring in Plant Science and important for any student studying Biological Sciences. Cell biology, genetics and evolution are fundamental to an understanding of the processes of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

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

This unit (along with Chemistry 1B in Semester 2) is the required prerequisite for students intending to major in Chemistry and for those intending to proceed to any second-year chemistry unit.The unit builds on the introduction to chemistry given in…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

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This unit (along with Chemistry 1A in Semester 1) is the required prerequisite for students intending to major in Chemistry and for those intending to proceed to any second-year chemistry unit.The unit builds on the introduction to chemistry given in…

Credit Points: 12.5

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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…

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This unit builds on KRA113/114 or KRA101/102, 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. The Physical Chemistry component…

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KZA161 Biology of Animals 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…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

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CHG105 AND CHG106, OR KZA161 AND KPZ164, KRA113 OR KRA114 OR KRA101 OR KRA102AND CZZ101 OR CZZ102 OR KPZ164 OR KPA161 OR KZA161 OR JFA101 OR JFA102 OR CHG105 OR CHG106
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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

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This unit provides students with a broad introduction to molecular biology and how it can be used to investigate health & disease. The focus of this unit is primarily on humans and other mammals, but most of the matters discussed…

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Human Physiology (CHP207) builds on first year Biology-based units and gives students an understanding of the function of the cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, renal and nervous systems and their integration and interaction in the human body. Students will learn how to…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Human Physiology B (CHP 208) builds on Human Biology and follows on from CHP207 giving the students an understanding of the function of the nervous, gastrointestinal and renal systems. The lecture content is complemented by hands on practical sessions which…

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Advanced Research Skills is a unit designed as a capstone unit for students completing a degree in biomedical or biological sciences, and will provide the opportunity for students to synthesise higher level research skills from their previous learning experience. The…

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This unit provides students with ‘hands-on’ experience in research in an area of biomedical science. Students will be provided with the opportunity to develop their research skills, including experiment planning and design, conducting a research project and analysing data. In…

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This Molecular Biology and Protein Biochemistry (CBA341) unit provides students with an understanding of how contemporary approaches in molecular biology and protein biochemistry are being used to address problems in human health and wellbeing. This includes an introduction to genomics…

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This unit provides students with hands-on experience of contemporary techniques in molecular biology and protein biochemistry, including proteomics and genomics. The unit has a focus on practical aspects, with students provided an opportunity to develop their problem-solving skills, laboratory skills,…

Credit Points: 12.5

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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

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Applied Physiology 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…

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This unit is designed to cover more advanced concepts of immunology. At the completion of the unit, you should have an understanding of the components of the immune system and their interactions as well as the major defence mechanisms of…

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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

This unit provides students with a broad introduction to molecular biology and how it can be used to investigate health & disease. The focus of this unit is primarily on humans and other mammals, but most of the matters discussed…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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This Molecular Biology and Protein Biochemistry (CBA341) unit provides students with an understanding of how contemporary approaches in molecular biology and protein biochemistry are being used to address problems in human health and wellbeing. This includes an introduction to genomics…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

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This unit provides students with hands-on experience of contemporary techniques in molecular biology and protein biochemistry, including proteomics and genomics. The unit has a focus on practical aspects, with students provided an opportunity to develop their problem-solving skills, laboratory skills,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

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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 and building on these throughout the course. This will…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 1

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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

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This unit provides students with a broad introduction to molecular biology and how it can be used to investigate health & disease. The focus of this unit is primarily on humans and other mammals, but most of the matters discussed…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

This Molecular Biology and Protein Biochemistry (CBA341) unit provides students with an understanding of how contemporary approaches in molecular biology and protein biochemistry are being used to address problems in human health and wellbeing. This includes an introduction to genomics…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

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 and building on these throughout the course. This will…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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This unit focuses on practical applications of plant and animal genetics and biotechnology, emphasising the use of modern genetic tools in industry and research. The lecture series describes genetic and biotechnology applications that can help increase food production (genetic improvement,…

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This unit is about how genetics is used to study development and evolution, and gives an overview of the genetic approaches and techniques that are now an essential part of almost every area of biology. The lecture component examines ways…

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Human Physiology (CHP207) builds on first year Biology-based units and gives students an understanding of the function of the cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, renal and nervous systems and their integration and interaction in the human body. Students will learn how to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

Human Physiology B (CHP 208) builds on Human Biology and follows on from CHP207 giving the students an understanding of the function of the nervous, gastrointestinal and renal systems. The lecture content is complemented by hands on practical sessions which…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

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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

This unit is currently unavailable.

The aim of this unit is to build on the knowledge you have gained regarding the structure and function of the nervous system in CHP311 and relate that to our current understanding of how the nervous system functions, for example…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Applied Physiology 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

This unit is currently unavailable.

Choose 12.5 credit points from the following

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

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This unit is designed to introduce students to human cells and tissues and the anatomy and physiology of the integumentary, defence, musculoskeletal and neuroendocrine systems in the human body. The unit will include: (a) the basic facts and concepts relating…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartHealth Study Period 1
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonHealth Study Period 1
Cradle CoastHealth Study Period 1
Rozelle - SydneyHealth Study Period 1

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

This unit is designed to introduce you to the anatomy and physiology of the reproductive, cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, and digestive systems of the human body. The regulation of body temperature will also be studied in the unit. The unit will…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
HobartHealth Study Period 2
LauncestonSemester 2
LauncestonHealth Study Period 2
Cradle CoastHealth Study Period 2
Rozelle - SydneyHealth Study Period 2

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

Choose the following units

Human Physiology (CHP207) builds on first year Biology-based units and gives students an understanding of the function of the cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, renal and nervous systems and their integration and interaction in the human body. Students will learn how to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

Human Physiology B (CHP 208) builds on Human Biology and follows on from CHP207 giving the students an understanding of the function of the nervous, gastrointestinal and renal systems. The lecture content is complemented by hands on practical sessions which…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

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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…

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This unit is designed to cover more advanced concepts of immunology. At the completion of the unit, you should have an understanding of the components of the immune system and their interactions as well as the major defence mechanisms of…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Communicable Disease Epidemiology will explore communicable diseases of humans from an epidemiological perspective. It will provide an introductory overview of the basic biological knowledge needed to understand the interactions within and between populations of microbes, human and other animals. Students…

Credit Points: 12.5

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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

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HobartSemester 2

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This unit (along with Chemistry 1B in Semester 2) is the required prerequisite for students intending to major in Chemistry and for those intending to proceed to any second-year chemistry unit.The unit builds on the introduction to chemistry given in…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

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

This unit (along with Chemistry 1A in Semester 1) is the required prerequisite for students intending to major in Chemistry and for those intending to proceed to any second-year chemistry unit.The unit builds on the introduction to chemistry given in…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

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

This unit focuses on the cellular and molecular functions of the human immune system in health and disease. Students will also be introduced to the molecular pathogenic mechanisms of selected infectious agents causing disease in humans; antibiotics and antibiotic resistance…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 2

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Microbiology is the study of microorganisms- how they work and their role in our world. Microorganisms encompass huge diversity and include bacteria, viruses, fungi and single-celled animals and algae. Although not visible to the naked eye, microorganisms have a profound…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

This unit (along with Chemistry 1B in Semester 2) is the required prerequisite for students intending to major in Chemistry and for those intending to proceed to any second-year chemistry unit.The unit builds on the introduction to chemistry given in…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

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

This unit (along with Chemistry 1A in Semester 1) is the required prerequisite for students intending to major in Chemistry and for those intending to proceed to any second-year chemistry unit.The unit builds on the introduction to chemistry given in…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

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

This unit is designed to introduce students to pharmacology, which is the field of science concerned with the effect of drugs on living organisms. The knowledge of pharmacology is fundamental to the safe and effective use of medicines by health…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartHealth Study Period 2
LauncestonHealth Study Period 2
Cradle CoastHealth Study Period 2

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

This unit is designed to introduce students to pharmacology, which is the field of science concerned with the effect of drugs on living organisms. The knowledge of pharmacology is fundamental to the safe and effective use of medicines by health…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
HobartHealth Study Period 3
LauncestonHealth Study Period 3
Cradle CoastHealth Study Period 3

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

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