Plan your First Year Subjects

The first year of the Bachelor of Biomedicine consists of one pathway (6 subjects) and 2 Breadth Subjects.

How do I choose my pathway?

Are you considering a Bioengineering or Health Informatics major in 3rd year?

Note: Choosing the Bioengineering or Health Informatics pathway does not lock you into these majors. However you will not be able to complete the required pre-requisite sequence for these majors unless you choose the 1st year pathway.

Yes - Bioengineering

Yes - Health Informatics

No - Standard Pathway

What is Bioengineering?

Biomedical engineering is an exciting fusion of engineering, science and medicine. You will focus on human systems, the design and operation of devices and processes, and the application of engineering skills to new medical treatments, instruments and machines.

What is Health Informatics?

Health Informatics integrates biomedical information technology and knowledge management, the socioeconomic challenges of delivering healthcare systems and new methods of clinical and epidemiological research.

Breadth Subjects

A breadth subject is a subject which is from a different area of study than the degree which you are enrolled in. Breadth subjects allow you to gain knowledge and understanding across a broader range of disciplines, enabling you to develop insight, experience, and new ways of thinking in areas distinct from the main fields of study in your degree. You may choose to study a subject you enjoyed at school, but does not form a core part of your degree. Or you can choose to take something entirely different.

The Breadth Search section of the Handbook will help you find the subjects that are available as breadth in your course.

More information regarding Breadth choices

University Handbook B-BMED