Biomedical Science, Testamur Major

  • Western Sydney University Major Code: T086

Previous code:  MT3030.1

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.

Biomedical science is a broad field that aims to understand the biology that underpins human health and disease. The coursework in this major will give you an integrated foundation in physiology and anatomy, along with biochemistry, cell biology and genetics. It will equip you with knowledge from which you can embark on unlimited career choices from research laboratories to hospital pathology to biomedical engineering, medical technology and beyond. The degree also allows for enrolment in minors or free electives, so students can 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

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Campbelltown Campus Internal Dr Manisha Dayal
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Internal Dr Manisha Dayal

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.

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Bachelor of Medical Science

Qualification for the award of Bachelor of Medical Science with a major in Biomedical Science 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 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
BIOS 2018 Genetics 10
NATS 2033 Cell Form and Function 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
BIOS 3027 Molecular Biology of the Cell 10
BIOS 2021 Metabolism 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
BIOS 3014 Genes, Genomics and Human Health 10
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
Spring session
NATS 3034 Molecular Medicine 10
Select three electives 30
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points240

Bachelor of Advanced Medical Science

Qualification for the award of Bachelor of Advanced Medical Science with a major in Biomedical Science 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
BIOS 2018 Genetics 10
NATS 2033 Cell Form and Function 10
NATS 2001 Advanced Science Project A 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
BIOS 3027 Molecular Biology of the Cell 10
NATS 2002 Advanced Science Project B 10
BIOS 2021 Metabolism 10
Select one of the following: 10
Work Internship for Science Professionals  
Complex Case Studies in Science  
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Autumn session
NATS 3040 Topics in Medical Science 10
BIOS 3014 Genes, Genomics and Human Health 10
NATS 3043 Advanced Science Research Project C 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
NATS 3034 Molecular Medicine 10
NATS 3043 Advanced Science Research Project C 10
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points240

Diploma in Science/Bachelor of Medical Science

Qualification for the award of Diploma in Science/Bachelor of Medical Science with a major in Biomedical Science requires the successful completion of 250 credit points as per the recommended sequence below.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
College subjects  
Standard 3-term year  
Preparatory subject  
CHEM 0001 Chemistry (WSTC Prep) 10
And eight university level subjects as follows  
BIOS 1003 Biodiversity (WSTC) 10
BIOS 1014 Cell Biology (WSTC) 10
NATS 1002 Concepts in Human Anatomy (WSTC) 10
NATS 1021 Concepts in Human Physiology (WSTC) 10
CHEM 1006 Essential Chemistry 2 (WSTC) 10
CHEM 1009 Introductory Chemistry (WSTC) 10
MATH 1027 Quantitative Thinking (WSTC) 10
NATS 1020 Scientific Literacy (WSTC) 10
 Credit Points90
Year 2
Autumn sessionCredit Points
BIOS 2014 Functional Proteins and Genes 10
BIOS 2018 Genetics 10
NATS 2033 Cell Form and Function 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
BIOS 3027 Molecular Biology of the Cell 10
BIOS 2021 Metabolism 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
BIOS 3014 Genes, Genomics and Human Health 10
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
Spring session
NATS 3034 Molecular Medicine 10
Select three electives 30
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points250