Course Planning

Congratulations on joining the Master of Biomedical Science cohort! Information on this page will assist you with your course planning decisions.

Course Structure

In  your first year you complete two core subjects, Research Project A and three elective subjects.  In your second year you will complete Research Project B and one elective subject.

Year 1 Core subjects

BIOM40001 Introduction to Biomedical Research 
HLTH90021 Biomedical Therapeutics: Research to Impact

While BIOM40001 Introduction to Biomedical Research is offered in both semesters you are required to complete it in your first semester as it sets the foundational knowledge for your research project.

Elective subjects

You will complete three elective subjects in Year 1 and one elective subject in Year 2.
You will complete at least two Discipline Electives and at least one Industry and Professional Skills Electives.  Your  remaining elective subject is a choice from either list.

Discipline Electives:

  • BMSC90015 Advanced Biomolecular Neuroscience
  • BMSC90016 Contemporary Cell and Gene Therapies
  • BMSC90017 Current Technologies in Metabolism
  • BMSC90018 Defence & Disease: Containment or Chaos
  • BMSC90019 Defence & Disease: Frontier Technologies
  • BMSC90020 Exploring Neural Circuits and Systems
  • BMSC90021 Laboratory models of human disease
  • BMSC90022 Metabolism – From Discovery to Therapy
  • SCIE90026 Biomolecular Structure Determination

Industry and Professional Electives:

  • BIOL90001 Microscopy
  • SCIE90002 Metabolomics and Proteomics
  • MAST90007 Statistics for Research Workers
  • MKTG90022 Commercialisation of Science
  • SCIE90006 Scientists Communication & the Workplace
  • BUSA90403 Money People Projects

Research Project

You will complete a research project under the supervision of a staff member located in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences (MDHS).

Depending on supervisor and project availability, research can be undertaken in a range of discipline areas based in academic Departments (at various sites as listed) and some affiliated institutes (as indicated) including:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Austin Hospital
  • Biochemistry and Pharmacology (including the Bio21 Institute)
  • Cell Biology and Cancer (including the Peter Mac Institute)
  • Dentistry
  • Florey Institute of Neuroscience
  • Medicine (Royal Melbourne Hospital/Western Hospital and St Vincent's Hospital)
  • Microbiology and Immunology
  • Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology (including the Bionics Institute)
  • Optometry and Vision Sciences
  • Paediatrics (including Murdoch Children's Research Institute)
  • Pathology
  • Peter MacCallum
  • Psychiatry
  • Radiology
  • Walter Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
  • Department of Infectious Diseases

Sample Study Plan

Sample Study Plan