Bachelor of Pre-Medicine, Science and Health
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Testamur Title of Degree:
Bachelor of Pre-Medicine, Science and Health
UOW Course Code:
Total Credit Points:
3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health
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The Bachelor of Pre-Medicine, Science and Health is a 3-year degree that provides a solid foundation for those students aspiring to undertake postgraduate study or professional practice in medicine or other health or science related fields. The course aims to prepare students to be competitive to study postgraduate medicine. However, it is recognised that not every student will articulate straight into a postgraduate medicine degree; as such the course will expose students to a range of pathways to further postgraduate education and professional practice opportunities.
The course is structured to provide foundational knowledge and skills in health and the sciences with core subjects in anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, pharmacology and organic chemistry. The core subjects are linked later in the course with a range of focused specialisations that enable students to gain a major in Biomedical Research, Exercise Science, Health Practice, Medical Science, Molecular Medicine or Nutrition; or a minor in Health Informatics or Medical Radiation Physics.
Academic requirements and English requirements are available from the Course Finder.
Course Learning Outcomes
Students graduating from the Bachelor of Pre-Medicine, Science and Health will be able to:
1. Evaluate and review critically broad and coherent knowledge in the principles and concepts associated with evidence-based medical science and health practice and research.
2. Recognise and respond to the principles and concepts associated with professional practice (including legal and ethical practice).
3. Critically review, analyse, interpret, synthesise and create information.
4. Exercise critical thinking, reflective practice and independent problem solving.
5. Communicate concepts and ideas clearly and coherently to others.
6. Demonstrate skills in working effectively in interdisciplinary teams.
7. Apply knowledge of the principles and concepts associated with medical related scientific research.
8. Evaluate how medicine, science and health knowledge and skills can be applied in professional practice.
The Bachelor of Pre-Medicine, Science and Health is a specialist interdisciplinary degree comprising 102 credit points of core subjects including a common first year. In their second and third year, in addition to their core subjects, students will complete an additional 42 credit points of subjects leading either to a major or minor study.
This is a prescribed program of study requiring the successful completion of 144 credit points in total in accordance with the tables below. Students wishing to complete double majors within the course should contact the Course Coordinator.
The major and minor pages include the common core second and third year subjects within the course structure.
|Subject Code||Subject Name||Credit Points||Session(s)|
|CHEM101||Chemistry IA: Introductory Physical and General Chemistry||6||Autumn|
|MEDI110||Human Growth Nutrition and Exercise||6||Autumn|
|MEDI111||Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology I||6||Autumn|
|NMIH101||Effective Communication in Health Care Relationships||6||Autumn|
|BIOL103||Molecules, Cells and Organisms||6||Spring|
|CHEM102||Chemistry 1B: Structure and Reactivity of Molecules for Life||6||Spring|
|MEDI112||Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology II||6||Spring|
|MEDI128||Foundations for GAMSAT||6||Spring|
|BIOL213||Principles of Biochemistry||6||Autumn|
|CHEM212||Organic Chemistry II||6||Autumn|
|MEDI211||Control Mechanisms Physiology||6||Autumn|
|Plus one subject in Autumn session from the chosen major/minor||6||Autumn|
|NMIH205||Cultural Competence in Health Care Practice||6||Spring|
|Plus two subjects in Spring session from the chosen major/minor||12||Spring|
|Plus two subjects in Autumn session from the chosen major/minor||12||Autumn|
|BIOL341||Immunity and Infection||6||Spring|
|Plus two subjects in Spring Session from the chosen major/minor||12||Spring|
|MEDI380||Integrated Science in Medicine||12||Annual|
Majors and Minors
Students with a good academic record, particularly in third year, are encouraged to consider an Honours year in the discipline of their major study. The Honours year is a fourth year of study that provides training in independent research.
For further information contact the Course Director.