UAC Undergraduate Course Description

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B Biomedical Science

University of Newcastle

CampusType of
place
UAC codePattern of attendance 2013 cut-offStart dateMajor offer round
Newcastle – Callaghan CSP  480100  3F/EqP 84.00 3 Mar 2014 16 Jan 2014

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Assumed knowledge: A strong background in the basic sciences including Chemistry, Physics, Biology, and Mathematics.

Major studies: Anatomy, cell biology, human bioscience, human genetics and bioinformatics, human pharmacology, immunology, medical biochemistry, microbiology, molecular biology, neuroscience, nutrition, pathophysiology, physiology, virology. Minor studies: Bioinformatics, chemistry, laboratory safety, scientific data evaluation and statistics.

Practical experience: Practical classes will be held in selected courses where appropriate. There is an opportunity for students to do a research project in the third year of the degree.

Honours: Available as an additional year to meritorious students.

Career opportunities: Examples include biomedical research in government, industry and pathology laboratories; opportunities in biotechnology, pharmaceutical and reproductive industries (IVF); in addition to education, communication, patent law and administrative careers with a requirement for knowledge in biomedical sciences. The degree is also suitable for those seeking entry into postgraduate degree programs such as Pharmacy, Medicine or Law.

Additional information: Students will acquire skills in problem-solving, critical reasoning and independent learning and oral and written communication which will enable them to perform at high levels in future employment.

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