Major - Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Western Sydney University Major Code: M3045.1

This version of the specialisation is available only to continuing or completing students.

Related Courses

3678.1 Bachelor of Science (Nutrition and Food Science)

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Courses : YES, if the specialisation is available on your Home campus. Please ensure your course structure allows space for enrolment in the units in this unit set. Students must also meet any pre-requisite requirements. Consult your Course Advisor for further advice.

This major will equip students with knowledge and skills in fundamental biology and chemistry, biochemistry and molecular biology to allow students to enter industrial or research-based employment in this area (biotech companies, pathology, quality assurance, university and hospital labs and scientific sales, government policy analysis). As this area has expanding knowledge and technologies, outcomes also include the ability to read, critique and evaluate emerging research with the view to becoming a life-long learner in the field. The outcomes of this major would support honours or masters level research in this area.


Campus Mode Specialisation Advice
Campbelltown Campus Internal Dr Ian Wright
Hawkesbury Campus Internal Dr Ian Wright
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Internal Dr Ian Wright

Major Structure

Students must complete eight units as follows

Note: Three units must be at Level 3.

Level 1

300816 Cell Biology
300803 Essential Chemistry 2

Level 2

300936 Functional Proteins and Genes
300848 Metabolism

Choose one of

300817 Molecular Biology
300847 Immunology
300845 Genetics

Level 3

300927 Molecular Medicine

Choose two of

300820 Genes, Genomics and Human Health
300905 Advanced Immunology
300850 Advanced Cell Biology

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