Specialisation

Major - Anatomy and Physiology

Western Sydney University Major Code: MT3028.1

Status: CURRENT
This version of the specialisation is available to new and continuing students.


Related Courses

3755.1 Bachelor of Medical Science
3758.1 Bachelor of Advanced Medical Science
6042.1 Diploma in Science/Bachelor of Medical Science

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Courses : NO


This major focuses on human anatomy and physiology in relation to health and disease. You will develop detailed knowledge of how the human body functions, as well as practical skills. Your strong foundation in this discipline area will provide career opportunities in medical research, hospital pathology or medical imaging laboratories, pharmaceutical, medical sales, allied health companies, research and quality control laboratories, or further education, including graduate medicine degrees. Employment can be in other non-scientific areas such as insurance, government, law or publishing where science knowledge is valued. A variety of sub-majors or free electives allows students to design their own learning journey. All students must complete 60 credit points of study at Level 3 to meet course requirements. Students will need to select at least 10 credit points of elective study at Level 3 to meet this requirement.


Location

Campus Mode Specialisation Advice
Campbelltown Campus Internal A/Prof Peter Shortland
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Internal A/Prof Peter Shortland

Major Structure

All students must complete 60 credit points of study at Level 3 to meet course requirements. Students will need to select at least 10 credit points of elective study at Level 3 to meet this requirement.

Qualification for the award of Bachelor of Medical Science with a major in Anatomy and Physiology requires the successful completion of 240 credit points as per the recommended sequence below.

Bachelor of Medical Science

Full-time

Year 1

Autumn session

300811 Scientific Literacy
300802 Biodiversity
300808 Introductory Chemistry
301254 Concepts in Human Physiology

Spring session

300816 Cell Biology
301126 Concepts in Human Anatomy

Choose one of

300672 Mathematics 1A
300831 Quantitative Thinking

And one elective

Year 2

Autumn session

300936 Functional Proteins and Genes
300894 Anatomy of the Thorax and Abdomen
301269 Human Systems Physiology 1

And one elective

Spring session

301270 Human Systems Physiology 2
300754 Neuroanatomy

Choose one of

301259 Work Internship for Science Professionals
301261 Complex Case Studies in Science

And one elective

Year 3

Autumn session

300893 Topics in Medical Science

And 3 electives

Spring session

301260 Pathological Basis of Human Disease
301355 Advanced Physiology

Note: Unit 301355 Advanced Physiology replaces 300851 Advanced Physiology from Autumn 2020

And two electives

Bachelor of Advanced Medical Science

Qualification for the award of Bachelor of Advanced Medical Science with a major in Anatomy and Physiology requires the successful completion of 240 credit points as per the recommended sequence below:

Full-time

Year 1

Autumn session

300811 Scientific Literacy
300802 Biodiversity
300808 Introductory Chemistry
301254 Concepts in Human Physiology

Spring session

300816 Cell Biology
301126 Concepts in Human Anatomy

Choose one of

300672 Mathematics 1A
300831 Quantitative Thinking

And one elective

Year 2

Autumn session

300936 Functional Proteins and Genes
300894 Anatomy of the Thorax and Abdomen
301269 Human Systems Physiology 1
300937 Advanced Science Project A

Spring session

301270 Human Systems Physiology 2
300938 Advanced Science Project B

Choose one of

301259 Work Internship for Science Professionals
301261 Complex Case Studies in Science

And one elective

Year 3

Autumn session

300893 Topics in Medical Science
301258 Advanced Science Research Project C

And two electives

Spring session

301260 Pathological Basis of Human Disease
301258 Advanced Science Research Project C
301355 Advanced Physiology

Note: Unit 301355 Advanced Physiology replaces 300851 Advanced Physiology from Autumn 2020

And one elective

Diploma in Science/Bachelor of Medical Science

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 250 credit points which include the units listed in the recommended sequence below.

Nirimba campus year one units only.

Full-time

YEAR ONE – COLLEGE UNITS:

Standard 3 terms year

Preparatory unit

700043 Chemistry (WSTC Prep)

And

Eight university level units

comprising:

700095 Biodiversity (WSTC)
700125 Cell Biology (WSTC)
700295 Concepts in Human Physiology (WSTC)
700122 Essential Chemistry 2 (WSTC)
700155 Introductory Chemistry (WSTC)
700266 Concepts in Human Anatomy (WSTC)
700123 Quantitative Thinking (WSTC)
700124 Scientific Literacy (WSTC)

Year 2

Autumn session

300936 Functional Proteins and Genes
300894 Anatomy of the Thorax and Abdomen
301269 Human Systems Physiology 1

And one elective

Spring session

301270 Human Systems Physiology 2
300754 Neuroanatomy

Choose one of

301259 Work Internship for Science Professionals
301261 Complex Case Studies in Science

And one elective

Year 3

Autumn session

300893 Topics in Medical Science

And 3 electives

Spring session

301260 Pathological Basis of Human Disease
301355 Advanced Physiology

Note: Unit 301355 Advanced Physiology replaces 300851 Advanced Physiology from Autumn 2020

And two electives



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