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BIO1204 Introduction to Biomedical Sciences

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Health and Medical Sciences
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 4 February 2023


Biomedical sciences comprise the scientific disciplines that investigate human health and disease across the lifespan. It is the study of the human body's normal function and structure and how this function and structure is compromised through injury, disease and the ageing process. This course will introduce students to foundational theory and practical skills in biomedical science as well as the professional and ethical principles that underpin this field. It will prepare students for future studies in genetics, cell and molecular biology, biochemistry, physiology and pharmacology as well as showcase future career options with a face-to-face and online careers panel held during the semester.

This course introduces students to foundational concepts in biomedical science through the study of the human body from the earliest stages of life through to old age. The course includes an introduction to the molecular basis of cells that comprise the human body, human reproduction, basic Mendelian genetics and ageing processes. It also emphasises the importance of ethics and professional practice in biomedical science by exploring some of the human rights controversies associated with past biomedical advances.

This course contains a mandatory residential school for external students and S2 on-campus students, and mandatory on-campus laboratories or practical classes for S1 on-campus students (non-attendance will mean the student misses both an element for assessment preparation and an element of assessment).

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2022 External
Semester 1, 2022 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 2, 2022 External
Semester 2, 2022 On-campus Toowoomba
Date printed 4 February 2023