Excellence - Innovation - Diversity
University of Wollongong
2006 Course Handbook

Handbook Home


Bachelor of Science (Psychology and Nutrition)

Psychology and Nutrition

This degree is designed to meet the requirements for entry into Year 4 of the Psychology or the Honours program within the Department of Biomedical Science.  The double major has a minimum requirement of 150 credit points of subjects as outlined in the Schedule below.

Entry Requirements / Assumed Knowledge

Domestic school leavers are assumed to have completed at least 2 units of English at HSC level and 4 units of Science and/or Maths. International students are required to have achieved an IELTS score of 6.5 with at least 6.0 in reading, writing, listening and speaking.  Alternative pathways exist for mature age domestic students.


Students intending to undertake Honours in Psychology should complete the extra subjects required and should consult the information on Honours listed under the Bachelor of Science (Psychology) major.

Course Program

Year 1   Session Credit Points
BMS101 Systemic Anatomy Autumn 6
BMS103 Human Growth, Nutrition and Exercise Autumn 6
CHEM101 Chemistry 1A: Physical and General Chemistry (or CHEM104) Autumn 6
PSYC121 Foundations of Psychology A Autumn 6
BMS112 Human Physiology I: Principles and Systems Spring 6
BIOL103 Molecules, Cells and Organisms Spring 6
PSYC122 Foundations of Psychology B Spring 6
PSYC123 Theory, Design and Statistics in Psychology Spring 6
Year 2
BMS202 Human Physiology II: Control Mechanisms Autumn 6
BIOL213 Principles of Biochemistry Autumn 6
CHEM215 Food Chemistry Autumn 6
PSYC247 Statistics and Measurement 1 Autumn 6
PSYC231 Personality Autumn 6
PSYC236 Cognition and Perception Autumn 6
PSYC234 Biological Psychology and Learning Spring 6
BIOL214 Metabolic Biochemistry Spring 6
PSYC241 Developmental and Social Psychology Spring 6
Further elective:
PSYC248 Statistics and Measurement 2 Spring 6
Year 3
BMS311 Nutrients and Metabolism Autumn 8
BMS310 Community and Public Health Nutrition Autumn 8
BMS312 Research in Human Nutrition Autumn 8
PSYC315 Psychology of Abnormality (PSYC231) Autumn 8
And two electives which must include at least one of the following:    
PSYC317 Current Issues in Learning and Management Autumn 8
PSYC345 Advanced Cognition (PSYC236) Autumn/ Spring 8
PSYC349 Visual Perception Autumn/ Spring 8
PSYC352 Advanced Psychophysiology (PSYC234) Spring 8
and may include:
PSYC318 Individual Differences Throughout Lifespan (PSYC231) Spring 8
PSYC347 Assessment and Intervention Autumn 8
PSYC348 History and Metatheory of Psychology Autumn 8
PSYC350 Social Behaviour and Individual Differences (PSYC241) Autumn 8
PSYC354 Design and Analysis Spring 8

Other Information

Students should consult an academic adviser in each program about appropriate sequencing of subjectsStudents intending to qualify for an Honours year in Psychology should complete the extra subjects required.

Consult the information on Honours under Bachelor of Science (Psychology).


University of Wollongong
Wollongong NSW 2522 Australia
Telephone +61 2 4221 3555

CRICOS Provider No: 00102E
Privacy, Disclaimer and Copyright Info 2003
Update Enquiries: Secretariat