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 GI system; the neural system and senses; endocrine, reproductive and renal systems; and cardiovascular and respiratory systems.
Laws and Biomedical Science - L3004
Advances in biomedical science can have a major impact on the wellbeing of society, but the transition from laboratory to the people it will benefit is a complex journey; this double degree course gives you the tools to do this.
You will gain a solid foundation in the concepts, procedures and reasoning underpinning the Australian legal system and the research, analytical and communication skills of the legal profession. Combine this with an understanding of anatomy, epidemiology and preventative medicine, genetics, immunology, microbiology and pharmacology and you will have the grounding to use your law skills to help solve challenging medical problems.
This course leads to two separate degrees:
- the Bachelor of Laws (Honours), and
- the Bachelor of Biomedical Science.
You will gain all the benefits of each degree and be fully equipped to pursue a career in either field separately or to combine the two in your chosen work.
This powerful double degree course will place you in demand with employers. Pharmaceutical companies, government regulatory bodies like the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) and law firms specialising in patents for medical technology will all be interested in your skill-set. With a degree in law and another in biomedical science you will be well qualified for a career in medical research, public health policy and management, medical and health-related education, and forensic sciences.