MJRU-BIOCH v.1 Biochemistry Major (BSc Science)
This major/stream is part of a larger course. Information is specific to the major/stream, please refer to the course for more information.
Many of the advances in plant and animal health rely on the understanding of both chemistry and biology. This Major will provide graduates with skills and knowledge to work in this exciting interface. Students who choose to pursue the Biochemistry Major commence their study program with a range of science units designed to provide them with foundation skills and knowledge on which to build and specialise their degree. The second and third year program consists of a set of core units which develop skills essential to all practising biochemists. Students have the option to augment their core units of study in the Biochemistry Major with concurrent studies in either a 'chemistry' or 'environment' stream.
Major/Stream Entry and Completion Details
Prerequisites: Mathematics Methods ATAR and Chemistry ATAR.
Major/Stream Learning Outcomes
A graduate of this course can:
1. apply biochemistry knowledge, principles and concepts
2. apply critical, creative and reflective thinking to biochemistry problems
3. access, evaluate and synthesise information relating to biochemistry
4. effectively communicate biochemistry ideas and concepts
5. use a range of technologies to collect and analyse data
6. work as responsible, self-directed and motivated learners
7. apply internationally accepted scientific conventions, standards and protocols
8. demonstrate respect for cultural diversity in professional life
9. work safely, effectively and ethically in a multifaceted scientific environment
Duration and Availability
This Major is three years' full-time study.
|Year 1 Semester 1|
|MATH1015||v.1||Linear Algebra 1||4.0||25.0|
|CHEM1000||v.1||Principles and Processes in Chemistry||6.0||25.0|
|COMP1005||v.1||Fundamentals of Programming||4.0||25.0|
|Year 1 Semester 2|
|CHEM1002||v.1||Reactivity and Function in Chemistry||6.0||25.0|
|STAT1002||v.1||Statistical Data Analysis||3.0||12.5|
|SELECT OPTIONAL UNITS TO THE TOTAL VALUE OF:||25.0|
|Year 2 Semester 1|
|CHEM2002||v.1||Chemistry of Biological Processes||7.0||25.0|
|BCCB2003||v.1||Principles of Biochemistry||5.0||25.0|
|Year 2 Semester 2|
|CHEM2003||v.1||Medicinal and Natural Product Chemistry||7.0||25.0|
|STRU-CHEMT||v.1||Chemistry Stream (Biochemistry Major)||200.0|
|STRU-ENVIR||v.1||Environment Stream (Biochemistry Major)||200.0|
|Year 3 Semester 1|
|CHEM3007||v.1||Advanced Biological Chemistry||6.5||25.0|
|Year 3 Semester 2|
|CHEM3003||v.1||Advanced Biological and Medicinal Chemistry||6.5||25.0|
|SELECT ELECTIVE UNITS TO THE TOTAL VALUE OF:||25.0|
|Optional Units to Select from in Year 1 Semester 2||Hrs/Wk||Credit|
|PHYS1006||v.1||Foundations of Physics||5.0||25.0|
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