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					                                                CoUrSE iN
                                       Biomedical Science




KicK start a career
in medical science
or choose a new
pathway to studies
in medicine.

the course
Bachelor of
Biomedical Science
Melbourne Campus
at Burwood
VTAC Code: 14111 (CSP),         The Biomedical Science course at Deakin offers        Facilities
14113 (Int. Fee)                opportunities to learn about the science of
Geelong Campus                                                                        All campuses at Deakin University have state-
                                disease and associated health issues. The course      of-the-art teaching facilities and laboratories
at Waurn Ponds
                                is jointly delivered by the Faculty of Science and    and offer a vibrant social atmosphere. Deakin’s
VTAC Code: 15281 (CSP),
15283 (Int. Fee)                Technology and the Faculty of Health, Medicine,       lecturers are active within their profession and
Three years full time,          Nursing and Behavioural Sciences. This provides       provide valuable knowledge and understanding
part time available             Deakin Biomedical Science students with both          of the field. The Melbourne Campus at Burwood
                                social and scientific perspectives on health and      has research programs in Allergy, Human Genetics,
prerequisites                   disease. Practical exercises and work experience      Cancer Biology, Physiology, Nutrition and Exercise
Units 3 and 4 – a study score   opportunities ensure that graduates have both         Science. The Biomedical Science program at the
of 25 in English (ESL) or 20    theoretical knowledge and practical skills required   Geelong Campus at Waurn Ponds has close links
in any other English and at     for a diverse range of careers or further study.      with the new Deakin postgraduate medical school,
least 20 in one of biology,                                                           biomedical research laboratories, and cutting
chemistry or physics.
                                                                                      edge research being conducted at the Geelong
                                                                                      Technology Precinct.
 CoUrSE iN
 Biomedical Science


Bachelor oF Biomedical science

 1      TriMESTEr 1         Cells, Genes
                            and Diversity
                                                             Human Structure
                                                             and Function
                                                                                              Principles
                                                                                              of Chemistry
                                                                                                                               Level 1 Course Grouped
                                                                                                                               Elective ^
        TriMESTEr 2         Human Heredity                   Chemistry of Life                introduction to                  Level 1 Course Grouped
                                                                                              Biomedical Science               Elective ^

 2      TriMESTEr 1
        TriMESTEr 2
                            Principles of Physiology
                            Anatomy and
                                                             Biochemistry
                                                             Biochemical
                                                                                              Elective
                                                                                              Elective
                                                                                                                               Elective
                                                                                                                               Elective
                            Physiology                       Metabolism

 3      TriMESTEr 1         Molecular Basis
                            of Disease
                                                             Elective #                       Elective #                       Elective #

        TriMESTEr 2         Professional Practice            Medical Microbiology             Elective #                       Elective #
                            in Bioscience                    and immunology

Students may elect to utilise their elective units to make up a specialised Biomedical Science major in Biotechnology, Cell and Molecular Biology,
Health Science or Nutrition and Exercise Science.

Wholly online Unit                                       # Number of electives undertaken is dependant            ^ Level 1 course-grouped units
Choose one of:                                             upon the trimester in which the wholly online            Choose units from the following:
Toxicology                                                 unit is undertaken.                                      Physics 1A
Ethics: Frameworks and Decisions                                                                                    Physics for the Life Sciences
Physiology of Disease                                                                                               Functional Human Anatomy
                                                                                                                    Health information and Data
                                                                                                                    Understanding Health
                                                                                                                    Health Behaviour




industry and Government linKs                             The TBA provides practical training for                   related courses
industry representatives are part of the                  conservation biologists and practitioners                 Biological Science, Forensic Science,
Advisory Board that ensures the course                    with the potential to have a significant                  Science and Dean’s Scholars Program.
remains relevant and produces graduates                   impact on biodiversity management
who are equipped to meet the emerging                     and research. Students benefit from this                  career opportunities
challenges and opportunities of the                       membership by receiving priority access to
                                                                                                                    » Medical research
industry.                                                 places on TBA field courses at reduced rates.
                                                                                                                    » Medical laboratory technology
                                                          Further information is available at
tropical BioloGy association                                                                                        » Genetic engineering
                                                          www.tropical-biology.org
The School of Life and Environmental                                                                                » Pharmaceutical/medical sales
Sciences is a member of the Tropical                      FlexiBility                                               » Health organisations
Biology Association (TBA). This non-                      Students can take advanced subjects in one                » Further studies in medicine
governmental, non-profit organisation                     or both of the Faculty of Health, Medicine,                 and allied health
works in partnership with environmental                   Nursing and Behavioural Sciences and
institutions in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda,                  the Faculty of Science and Technology to
Madagascar and Malaysia.                                  enhance their career prospects in their
                                                          selected area of specialisation. Students                   For Further inFormation
                                                          also have the opportunity to study up
                                                                                                                      For further information
                                                          to one third of the course in an area of
                                                                                                                      and applications:
                                                          their own selection to encourage the
                                                          development of complementary skills                         phone +61 3 9244 6699
                                                          required for their chosen career.                           www.deakin.edu.au/scitech




                                                                                                                     The information published in this brochure was correct at the time of printing,
                                                                                                                     but Deakin University reserves the right to alter, amend or delete any details.

                                                                                                                     CriCoS ProviDEr CoDE: 00113B APriL 2009

				
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