Anatomy and Physiology, Testamur Major

  • Western Sydney University Major Code: T084

Previous Code:  MT3028.1

Available to students in other Western Sydney University programs?  No

This testamur major is available as an elective major for Bachelor of Science students only.

This major focuses on human anatomy and physiology in relation to health and disease. You will develop detailed knowledge of how the human body functions, as well as practical skills. Your strong foundation in this discipline area will provide career opportunities in medical research, hospital pathology or medical imaging laboratories, pharmaceutical, medical sales, allied health companies, research and quality control laboratories, or further education, including graduate medicine degrees. Employment can be in other non-scientific areas such as insurance, government, law or publishing where science knowledge is valued. A variety of minors or free electives allow students to design their own learning journey. All students must complete 60 credit points of study at Level 3 to meet program requirements. Students will need to select at least 10 credit points of elective study at Level 3 to meet this requirement.

Location

Campus Mode Advice
Campbelltown Campus Internal Dr Srinivas Nammi
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Internal Dr Srinivas Nammi

Recommended Sequence

All students must complete 60 credit points of study at Level 3 to meet course requirements. Students will need to select at least 10 credit points of elective study at Level 3 to meet this requirement.

Select the link for your program below to see details of the major

Bachelor of Medical Science

Qualification for the award of Bachelor of Medical Science with a Major in Anatomy and Physiology requires the successful completion of 240 credit points as per the recommended sequence below.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
NATS 1019 Scientific Literacy 10
BIOS 1001 Biodiversity 10
CHEM 1008 Introductory Chemistry 10
BIOS 1033 Concepts in Human Physiology 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
BIOS 1012 Cell Biology 10
NATS 1001 Concepts in Human Anatomy 10
Select one of the following: 10
Mathematics 1A  
Quantitative Thinking  
Select one elective 10
Note: All commencing students must take CHEM 1005 Essential Chemistry 2 (as the elective subject) and Cell Biology in Spring semester of Year 1.  
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Autumn session
BIOS 2014 Functional Proteins and Genes 10
NATS 2004 Anatomy of the Thorax and Abdomen 10
NATS 2034 Human Systems Physiology 1 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
NATS 2035 Human Systems Physiology 2 10
NATS 3037 Neuroanatomy 10
Select one of the following: 10
Work Internship for Science Professionals  
Complex Case Studies in Science  
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Autumn session
NATS 3040 Topics in Medical Science 10
Select three electives 30
 Credit Points40
Spring session
BIOS 3028 Pathological Basis of Human Disease 10
NATS 3046 Advanced Physiology 10
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points240

Equivalent subject

The following subject counts towards completion of this Major for students who passed this subject in 2019 or earlier.

BIOS 3002 - Advanced Physiology

Bachelor of Advanced Medical Science

Qualification for the award of Bachelor of Advanced Medical Science with a Major in Anatomy and Physiology requires the successful completion of 240 credit points as per the recommended sequence below.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
NATS 1019 Scientific Literacy 10
BIOS 1001 Biodiversity 10
CHEM 1008 Introductory Chemistry 10
BIOS 1033 Concepts in Human Physiology 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
BIOS 1012 Cell Biology 10
NATS 1001 Concepts in Human Anatomy 10
Select one of the following: 10
Mathematics 1A  
Quantitative Thinking  
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Autumn session
BIOS 2014 Functional Proteins and Genes 10
NATS 2004 Anatomy of the Thorax and Abdomen 10
NATS 2034 Human Systems Physiology 1 10
NATS 2001 Advanced Science Project A 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
NATS 2035 Human Systems Physiology 2 10
NATS 2002 Advanced Science Project B 10
Select one of the following: 10
Work Internship for Science Professionals  
Complex Case Studies in Science  
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Autumn session
NATS 3040 Topics in Medical Science 10
NATS 3043 Advanced Science Research Project C 10
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
Spring session
BIOS 3028 Pathological Basis of Human Disease 10
NATS 3043 Advanced Science Research Project C 10
NATS 3046 Advanced Physiology 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points240

Equivalent subject

The following subject counts towards completion of this Major for students who passed this subject in 2019 or earlier.

BIOS 3002 - Advanced Physiology

Diploma in Science/Bachelor of Medical Science

Qualification for this award with a Major in Anatomy and Physiology requires the successful completion of 250 credit points as per the recommended sequence below.

Subject Title Credit Points
Year 1: College subjects
Standard 3-terms year
Preparatory subject
CHEM 0001Chemistry (WSTC Prep)10
And eight university-level subjects comprising:
BIOS 1003Biodiversity (WSTC)10
BIOS 1014Cell Biology (WSTC)10
NATS 1021Concepts in Human Physiology (WSTC)10
CHEM 1006Essential Chemistry 2 (WSTC)10
CHEM 1009Introductory Chemistry (WSTC)10
NATS 1002Concepts in Human Anatomy (WSTC)10
MATH 1027Quantitative Thinking (WSTC)10
NATS 1020Scientific Literacy (WSTC)10
Total Credit Points90
Plan of Study Grid
Year 2
Autumn sessionCredit Points
BIOS 2014 Functional Proteins and Genes 10
NATS 2004 Anatomy of the Thorax and Abdomen 10
NATS 2034 Human Systems Physiology 1 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
NATS 2035 Human Systems Physiology 2 10
NATS 3037 Neuroanatomy 10
Select one of the following: 10
Work Internship for Science Professionals  
Complex Case Studies in Science  
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Autumn session
NATS 3040 Topics in Medical Science 10
Select three electives 30
 Credit Points40
Spring session
BIOS 3028 Pathological Basis of Human Disease 10
NATS 3046 Advanced Physiology 10
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points160

Equivalent subject

The following subject counts towards completion of this Major for students who passed this subject in 2019 or earlier.

BIOS 3002 - Advanced Physiology