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Studies in this discipline are available in both the Bachelor of Science and the Bachelor of Biomedicine.

Cells are a basic building block of life. Diseases and disorders like cancer, diabetes, meningitis or even a ‘stomach bug’ are caused by dysfunction at a cellular or molecular level.

This major will provide you with a broad understanding of cells and their development, as well as the application of this knowledge to technologies to improve the human condition. It will also provide an awareness of how research in this field impacts on society. You will deal with ethical issues such as in-vitro fertilisation (IVF), reproductive/therapeutic cloning, stem cell technology and genetically manipulated foods and crops.

Careers

Graduates emerging from this major will gain an awareness of how research in this field impacts on society in addition to a broad array of generic and specialist skills to equip them for a range of career paths including:

  • Agriculture
  • Biotechnology
  • Government agencies
  • Journalism
  • Medico-legal
  • Research or diagnostic laboratories.

Entry requirements & Prerequisites

This major is available through more than one course, both of which have their own separate entry requirements.

You can read more on the the Bachelor of Biomedicine & Bachelor of Science & Bachelor of Science Extended pages.