This double degree course will provide a comprehensive foundation in fundamental sciences complemented by specialist biomedical sciences.
In the right environment, the simplest ideas can grow to have great impact on the way we live. Monash researchers have achieved the world's first IVF pregnancy, developed anti-flu drugs and turned human kidney cells back into embryonic stem cells.
This course will give you the best of both worlds - the knowledge and skills of the applied aspects of biomedical science and the more theoretical focus, available from the science course. It will set you on your way to making a difference to people's lives.
Double degree courses include the features of the component degree courses, except that electives may be reduced.
S2000 Bachelor of Science is a comprehensive course, structured in three equal parts. In the double degree course you complete:
Part A. Science specified study
This will provide you with the mathematical or statistical foundation for your study of science and address the nature of science and its communication. It will also expose you to different science disciplines contributing breadth to your understanding of science and giving you the opportunity to learn about several disciplines before finalising your choice of major.
Part B. Science listed major
This will provide you with a focused program of study that will develop your expertise in one discipline area. You will learn to develop, apply and communicate an advanced level of understanding of the concepts and theoretical frameworks that constitute the knowledge base of the discipline.
M2003 Bachelor of Biomedical Science course is a specialist course that provides an interdisciplinary approach to study of biomedical science, with five central themes: molecular and cellular biology, body systems, infection and immunity, disease and society, and diagnostic and research tools. These themes are interwoven in units throughout the course.
Part A. Molecular and cellular biology
Through these studies you will learn how the cell functions and replicates itself in health and disease, particularly considering the structure of the cell and its evolution, the function of cells, DNA, genes and proteins, and the regulation of metabolism.
Part B. Body systems
This theme addresses the principles of major body systems. You will learn how cells come together to form tissues and organs and how they work together in the body to provide it with its metabolic needs and remove waste products. You will study how structure follows function; homeostasis; the nutritional and gastro-intestinal system; the neural system and senses; endocrine, reproductive and renal systems; and cardiovascular and respiratory systems.
Part C. Infection and immunity
The focus of these studies is the functional immune system of multicellular organisms and the disease states that result from pathogen infection and from autoimmunity. You will learn about molecular genetics and recombinant DNA (both important tools for the study of microbial disease and immunity), inflammation and disease, and infection and infection control.
Part D. Disease and society
In these studies you will learn about disease states that result from abnormal function in various body systems, including the cellular, genetic and molecular causes of the disease, with a focus on mechanisms of disease and patterns of disease and treatment. In studying the basis for human disease, you will also consider the societal and personal impacts of past, present and future diseases and the social, economic and environmental factors that are determinants of health.
Part E. Diagnostic and research tools
These studies address both the molecular and cellular tools, including specialist imaging techniques, that can be used to study and diagnose diseases.
Students must complete 192 points, of which 96 points are from the Bachelor of Science (including all the requirements in Part A and Part B for the single degree) and 96 points from the Bachelor of Biomedical Science (including all the requirements in Parts A, B, C, D) for the single degree.
The course progression mapcourse progression map (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2018handbooks/maps/map-s2007.pdf) will assist you to plan to meet the course requirements, and guidance on unit enrolment for each semester of study.
Units are 6 points unless otherwise stated.
Students may be eligible to exit the double degree program and graduate with either a Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Biomedical Science after three years, depending on the units studied.
Students who wish to graduate with a Bachelor of Science prior to the completion of the double degree must have completed at least 144 points of studies, including all of the requirements in Parts A and B for the Bachelor of Science degree.
Students who wish to graduate with a Bachelor of Biomedical Science prior to the completion of the double degree must have completed at least 144 points of studies, including all of the requirements in Parts A, B, C and D for the Bachelor of Biomedical Science degree.