- 2 Options available
- Compulsory subject credit points
- 160 Essential subjects to complete
- Total credit points
- 240 Your complete degree
This program can be completed in 2 years (6 semesters)
This program can be completed in 2 years (6 semesters)
Students must complete three (3) subjects plus CORE11-004 Beyond Bond: Professional Development and Community Engagement.
In this subject, students will be introduced to critical thinking and clear expression. They will evaluate arguments, identify assumptions, judge patterns of inference, and recognise and apply various methods of reasoning. Students will learn how to clarify and visually represent their thinking to make better decisions, evaluate and use evidence, and communicate more effectively in their writing and speaking. Using these skills, students will structure and write an academic essay and deliver an oral presentation.Read more
Integrity, and the courage and capability to act on one’s sense of responsibility, are key components of a thriving life. Responsibility, Integrity and Civic Discourse fosters students’ lifelong commitment to responsible discourse and action in all spheres of human interaction, recognising the global aspect to contemporary citizenship. Students explore the complex relationship between character, responsible action, and creative critical thinking, learning how to reflect on and articulate their unique sense of global citizenship and responsibility. By accentuating the importance of justification and articulation of the reasons for our actions, students exercise their critical, communicative, and cooperative capabilities so that they can thrive with integrity in the multiple contexts of action they will face as private, civic, professional, and global citizens.Read more
In today's work and study environments, individuals often encounter complex, open-ended problems that necessitate collaboration in both physical and virtual realms and across sectors and specialisations. In Collaboration for Global Change, students engage collaboratively to craft genuine solutions for global issues. In this context, students link their endeavours to specific sustainable development goals, thus positioning their actions as contributions to global citizenship. As they learn to defend their ideas and perspectives, students apply critical thinking, design thinking, problem-solving, and communication skills within a problem-based learning environment. This comprehensive approach equips them with the necessary skills and mindset to excel in future work, academic pursuits, and global initiatives.Read more
To keep up with the ever-changing work landscape, we aim to help our students future-proof their careers by developing broader employability skills that are actively sought out by employers. Unique to our University, Beyond Bond is a compulsory professional development program with a practical, activity-based approach that is integrated into all undergraduate degrees.
Students must complete the following one hundred and thirty credit points (130CP) of subjects.
This subject provides students with an introduction to the disciplines of human anatomy and physiology. The organisation of the human body, from cells to tissues and organs, and the relationships between anatomy and physiology are emphasised. A detailed study into the physiology of nerve, muscle, bone and connective tissue is a focus, alongside an introduction to anatomical terminology, arthrology, the skull and the upper limbs. An overview into the concepts of homeostasis and the control of body systems is also provided. Learning activities will provide students with the foundational knowledge and skills required in order to undertake further study into the body’s systems.Read more
This subject provides a detailed understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular, respiratory, and urinary systems of the body, with emphasis on the relationship between structure and function. Anatomy of the heart and great vessels, lungs, thorax, kidneys, and urinary tract is detailed and integrated with the function of these organ systems. Topics include the cardiac cycle, physiology of the circulation, mechanics of breathing, gas exchange and transport, and renal physiology. The regulation of the systems and how they interact to maintain fluid, acid-base, and circulatory homeostasis is examined.Read more
Chemistry for Living Systems provides students with a solid foundation in chemistry required for further study in biomedical, exercise, sport and health science. The curriculum covers atomic structure, chemical bonding, solutions & equilibria, chemical compounds, stoichiometry, types of reactions such as Redox and Acid/Base and thermodynamics. It also has a substantial organic chemistry component as well as basic mathematics skills. This subject aims to teach students the basic components of biological, physical and organic chemistry.Read more
This subject will introduce students to the role of cell communication, cell division, the extracellular matrix and the arrangement of cells in organ systems and cellular differentiation. Students will learn about the structure and function of the cell, the difference between prokaryotes and eukaryotes, and the role of cellular organelles, compartmentation and membranes in cellular function. In addition, they will be introduced to the role of major macromolecules within cells, such as proteins, carbohydrates, lipids and nucleic acids. The subject will provide the necessary foundational knowledge for further subjects in the area of cellular and molecular biology and physiology.Read more
Medical Biochemistry 1 has been specifically designed to build on students' knowledge of chemistry as preparation for the more specialised field of biochemistry. The over-arching learning theme is to gain an in-depth knowledge of biomolecular structure and the structure/function relationship of biomolecules. A modern teaching style is applied to accommodate varied learning styles and combines forums, narrated powerpoints, screencasts and group learning sessions. Key learning outcomes are facilitated in a technology-enhanced environment to enhance understanding, including problem-based learning and a molecular modelling assignment. Students will gain a detailed understanding of buffer systems, enzyme kinetics, regulation and mechanisms as well as key intracellular signalling cascades. The subject incorporates biochemical laboratory techniques such as a number of chromatography and spectroscopy techniques.Read more
This subject introduces students to the study of the organisms responsible for infectious diseases. Students will acquire a knowledge of the different types of bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites that are responsible for infections in humans, and some basic skills in identifying some of these organisms. Specialised topics to be covered include normal flora, antibiotic resistance and the use of genetic engineering and recombinant technology. This subject will be an important foundation for studies of the immune system that will follow.Read more
This subject introduces the basic concepts behind DNA structure, replication and gene expression, with an emphasis on human disease. Mechanisms of mutation and DNA repair will be examined and their consequences discussed. Case studies for specific genetic diseases will be employed to demonstrate single gene defects, complex multi-factorial diseases and chromosomal disorders. Clinical commentary on important disorders, including cystic fibrosis, achondroplasia, Fragile X, trisomy 21, etc. will be provided throughout the lecture series. More specialised topics including inborn errors of metabolism, mitochondrial disorders and the genetic basis of cancer and ageing will also be presented. Finally recent molecular advances in gene therapy and the Human Genome Project will be examined in relation to ethical, legal and social issues relevant to medical genetics. Students will also acquire standard laboratory techniques used in DNA diagnostic tests.Read more
This subject covers the essential elements of human gastrointestinal and reproductive system anatomy and physiology. Central to these systems is their regulation of function by the endocrine system. Topics covered include the anatomy, histology and physiology of the organs of the digestive system including the liver, pancreas, gall bladder and intestines; the male and female reproductive systems, ovarian and uterine cycles, pregnancy and fetal development; function of major endocrine organs.Read more
Biological and Physical Chemistry is designed to further students' knowledge in higher level Chemistry principles required for undertaking subjects in Biochemistry and Medical Chemistry. Building on the content covered in "Chemistry for Living Systems", the curriculum covers important aspects of physical chemistry such as thermodynamics, light and the gas laws; electrochemistry; molecular orbital theory and reaction kinetics. It has a substantial organic chemistry component as well as further developing students' practical competencies.Read more
This subject provides an introduction to the pathologic basis of disease and drug treatment, and draws together knowledge gained from prerequisite subjects into the study of the aetiology and pathogenesis of disease. Students will be introduced to concepts of cellular injury, inflammation and necrosis. The fundamentals of pharmacology including targets of drug action, absorption and metabolism of drugs and drug development will also be detailed. This provides a platform for commencing the integrated study of pathophysiology, pathology and drug treatment of various disorders, beginning with pain, inflammation and neoplasia.Read more
Medical Biochemistry 2 has been designed to develop students' knowledge acquired in Medical Biochemistry 1 in the area of human metabolism through the key catabolic and anabolic metabolic pathways. Students will gain insight into the principles of bioenergetics and regulatory aspects of integrated metabolism. Students will also apply their knowledge in a technology-enhanced learning environment as well as small group case studies to examine how metabolism changes in the transition from healthy to diseased states and the body's response to exercise and trauma. Students will enhance their practical and in modern biochemical techniques (chromatography, spectrophotometric kit assays). Students will work in small groups using higher order critical thinking skills to solve case studies.Read more
Australia's Health Issues and Priorities introduces students to Australia’s national health priority areas, providing them with an understanding of the epidemiological profile and burden of disease for each health issue. It will enable students to evaluate health issue causality using the determinant approach and to use this evaluation to identify interventions and opportunities to improve health across the health system. Students will develop an understanding of the social determinants of health and their impacts on health outcomes, and explore the roles, responsibilities, practice areas, and expertise of the major health professions in Australia. In addition, students will hear from a multidisciplinary team of educators and guests and be guided to consider the current and future challenges that priority health issues pose for health professionals and researchers.Read more
This subject aims to develop students’ foundational skills in the identification, critical analysis and, application of research relevant to the health-related research continuum (laboratory bench, human performance, injury prevention/rehabilitation and population health), inclusive of quantitative and qualitative research paradigms. This subject has been designed to specifically develop research and research appraisal competencies relevant to careers in health-related professional practice and health and/or sport science research.Read more
Students must complete one (1) of the following Majors (80CP).
The laboratory/research major is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills in advanced laboratory techniques, and their application in diagnostic and research settings. In addition, students develop research skills by undertaking a two-semester novel research project in a chosen area.
The pre-health professional major allows the study of advanced topics in a number of biomedical disciplines, with an element of choice of two electives from the health, nutrition, psychology or exercise science field. Students also develop skills in health communication and laboratory diagnostics.
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