Depth within a particular biomedical science discipline is achieved by completing 50 points (4 subjects) in a major at 3rd year level. Thirteen majors are available within the Bachelor of Biomedicine.
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Study the structure and function of components of living cells, to understand the biological processes that enable all living things to survive and thrive.
Biomedical engineering is the fastest growing, most exciting, and most challenging area in engineering today. It operates at the intersection between new technologies and understandings of how biological systems work, making it both an exciting and challenging discipline.
Our understanding of how the molecules of life actually work is increasing every day and opens up an exciting new world of possibilities in biotechnology.
Cell and Developmental Biology
Cells are a basic building block of life. Diseases and disorders like cancer, diabetes, meningitis or even a 'stomach bug' are caused by dysfunction at a cellular or molecular level.
Genetics is the foundation for studies in biology. It is the study of the variation between living things and how this variation is inherited. Genetics can include studies of gene regulation, development, neurogenetics, population genetics and evolution along with genetic disease detection, prevention and treatment in humans and other animals and plants.
Health Informatics (eHealth) is a transformational force in health around the world, and relies increasingly on new kinds of knowledge required by all of the health professions as well as on a specialised professional workforce.
Human Structure & Function
The Human Structure and Function major will explain how the human body works, based on a deep understanding of the relationship between physiology and anatomy.
Immunology is the study of our immune system. The immune system has evolved to defend our body against agents of infection and tumours, but various outcomes of activation of the immune system can cause damage to us.
Microbiology and Immunology
Life on earth began with, and continues to depend on, the activities of microorganisms, most of which are beneficial. However, some microorganisms can cause infections, with potentially disastrous outcomes.
Neuroscience is one of the largest areas of study within the entire sphere of modern biology. It is also an area where Australian research has significant international impact.
The Pathology major will help you understand disease from a molecular, cellular, tissue, functional, biochemical and immunological perspective. Knowledge will be integrated from a range of disciplines from Human Biology to Molecular Genetics.
Pharmacology contributes to major advances in the treatment of diabetes, heart attack, asthma, cancer, Parkinson's disease and many other ailments affecting the human race. Breakthroughs are continually being made as a deeper understanding of how the body works has developed from the analysis of drug actions.
Discoveries in physiology have a broad impact upon health and medicine, environmental science, industry, nutrition, exercise, and reproductive biology. Many of the discoveries from the human genome rely on physiology to understand their impact on the human body.