Courses Handbook 2006 - [Archived]

156299 v.6 Bachelor of Science


Course CRICOS Code: 029351E
Registered full-time Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 3 Years


This course is made up of two majors, one in Human Biology and the other in Human Biology Preclinical. The course is centred around strong anatomy and physiology units in all years, with the Human Biology major being more laboratory based and the Preclinical major preparing students for entry into graduate physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, audiology, chiropractic and medical programs. Graduates are able to access and critically evaluate scientific literature and are competent communicators in written and oral presentations. The course emphasises the development of problem solving skills in a collaborative environment. Graduates can also apply for entry to postgraduate programs in biomedical sciences, occupational health and safety, public health and education.

Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

None. TEE Chemistry, Mathematics and Human Biology or Biology are desirable.

Specific Requirements

The STAT is not accepted for entry to this course.


Selection is based on the Tertiary Entrance Rank and satisfactory performance in TEE Chemistry, Mathematics and Human Biology or Biology. International students should have completed equivalent subjects and demonstrated English competency.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Applications for recognition of prior learning are assessed on an individual basis.

Duration and Availability

This course is three years full-time or equivalent part-time study.

Course Organisation

The first year of the course provides a foundation in the life and general sciences with emphasis on the development of learning skills. Second year develops selected subject areas including anatomy and physiology in depth, consolidated by extensive laboratory based learning. In the third year students apply their learning to explore areas of current research in human biology. Selection of optional units may be determined by requisites.

Additional Course Expenses

Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.

Course Structure



Majors, Streams or Other Core Components

305898 v.1   Human Biology Major   600.0
305895 v.1   Human Biology Preclinical Major   600.0


Year Location   All* Internal Partially Online Internal^ External Fully Online#
2006 Bentley Campus Semester 1 Y        

The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.

*The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.

^Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.

#Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.

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