Plan Your Course

These templates have been put together to assist Biomedicine students in planning their subject choices throughout their course journey.

Plan your Course

Study plans have been pre-populated with the Biomedicine Core subjects that are only offered in a single semester, with room available for you to add your subject choices in for remaining core subjects, major subjects, major requisites, electives (foundation and general) and breadth subjects.

Start Year Study Plan

Mid Year Study Plan

Or discover our interactive course planner to help you plan your subjects and majors.

Course Requirements:

  • All students are required to choose a prescribed major sequence of four level 3 subjects. Some majors require level 1 or 2 prerequisite subjects to be able to complete the level 3 major subjects.
  • All students must complete 2 subjects from the Foundation Elective list.
  • All students must complete 4-6 breadth subjects, only 3 of these can be at level 1.

For the full list of course requirements and subject options please refer to the University Handbook.

Majors with all prerequisite requirements met through core subjects: Cell and Developmental Biology, Human Structure and Function, Immunology, Neuroscience, Pathology, Pharmacology, Physiology
Majors with additional prerequisites subjects required at 2nd year: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, Genetics, Human Nutrition, Microbiology and Immunology
Majors with additional prerequisites required at 1st and 2nd year: Bioengineering Systems, Psychology (APAC accredited major).

Biomedicine Majors - Pathway Information

What subjects are required to complete to meet the pre-requisites for my major?

Major

Pre-requisites

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

2nd year:
BCMB20005 Techniques in Molecular Science

Bioengineering Systems

1st year:
ONE of:
MAST10006 Calculus 2 AND MAST10007 Linear Algebra
Or
MAST10008 Accelerated Mathematics AND MAST10009 Accelerated Mathematics 2
Or
MAST10021 Calculus 2: Advanced AND MAST10022 Linear Algebra: Advanced

You are also highly recommended to use  your Breadth/Selective choices to complete:
ENGR10004 Engineering Technology and Society AND ENGR10006 Engineering Modelling and Design

2nd year:
BMEN20003 Applied Computation in Bioengineering
MAST20029 Engineering Mathematics

Biotechnology

*Molecular – Genetics: Due to pre-req sequence it takes 7 semesters to complete this major with a mid-year start

Agri-food:
No Pre-requisite

Molecular Biotechnology:
Cell and Developmental Biology - No Pre-requisite

Genetics – GENE20001 Principles of Genetics
Plus one of:
GENE20003 Experiments in Genetics
BCMB20005 Techniques in Molecular Science
MIIM20002 Microbes, Infections and Responses

Biomedical Biotechnology:
Biochemistry - BCMB20005 Techniques in Molecular Science

Microbiology and Immunology – MIIM20002 Microbes, Infections and Responses

Pharmacology – No Pre-requisite

Cell and Developmental Biology

Requisites for Major completed in Biomedicine Core Subjects

Genetics

*Due to pre-req sequence it takes 7 semesters to complete this major with a mid-year start

2nd Year:
GENE20001 Foundations of Genetics

Plus one of:
GENE20004 Applications of Genetics and Genomics
BCMB20005 Techniques in Molecular Science
MIIM20002 Microbes, Infections and Responses

Human Nutrition

2nd Year:
FOOD20003 Food Chemistry, Biology and Nutrition
NUTR20001 Food Nutrition and Health

Human Structure and Function

Requisites for Major completed in Biomedicine Core Subjects

Immunology

Due to pre-req sequence it takes 7 semesters to complete this major with a mid-year start

Requisites for Major completed in Biomedicine Core Subjects

Infection and Immunity

2nd Year:
MIIM20002 Microbes, Infections and Responses

*Need to choose MIIM300016 as your major elective if you wish to complete in 6 semesters with a mid-year start.

Microbiology and Immunology

2nd Year:
MIIM20002 Microbes, Infections and Responses

Neuroscience

Requisites for Major completed in Biomedicine Core Subjects

Pathology

Due to pre-req sequence it takes 7 semesters to complete this major with a mid-year start

Requisites for Major completed in Biomedicine Core Subjects

Pharmacology

Requisites for Major completed in Biomedicine Core Subjects

Physiology

Requisites for Major completed in Biomedicine Core Subjects

Psychology (APAC Accredited)

1st year:
PSYC10003 Mind, Brain and Behaviour 1
PSYC10004 Mind, Brain and Behaviour 2

2nd year:
PSYC20006 Biological Psychology
PSYC20008 Developmental Psychology (breadth)
PSYC20007 Cognitive Psychology
PSYC20009 Personality and Social Psychology (breadth)

Further information on majors

Disclaimer: While the School of Biomedical Science endeavours to keep these resources up to date, changes may have occurred since they were published. All students are recommended to check the University Handbook to ensure they meet the requirements of their course. If in doubt students are encouraged to seek enrolment/course planning advice from Stop 1.

FAQs

  • When do I choose my Major?

    You do not need to formally choose your major until you are re-enrolling into your third year. The only consideration you need to make when enrolling into your first year is whether you may like to take Bioengineering or Psychology. If this is you then you should enrol into the Bioengineering or Psychology subjects as listed above.

  • How much do I need to enrol into now?

    You only need to enrol into subjects one calendar year at a time. To assist the university in planning the timetable it is recommended you enrol into both Semester 1 and 2 subjects. Generally you can change subjects up until week 2 of semester.

  • There's a quota on a subject in my major. What does this mean for me?

    Students need to ensure they have enrolled by the selection deadlines to be considered for selection. If the subject is core to the major on your study plan and you have already successfully completed at least one core subject of the major at the time of selection you will be given priority during selection rounds for other core subjects in that major.To be given this priority, you need to ensure you apply on time. No priority is given for elective subjects as you have alternative options if you are unsuccessful during selection. More information on SBS Quota Subjects.