Undergraduate + Postgraduate
Bachelor of Science (Biochemistry of Nutrition) and Master of Biomedical Science
Careers and further study
This major opens up a world of future study pathways and career options.
Graduates typically undertake further study to specialise in a professional area, including dietetics, research, food science and technology, health promotion or teaching.
- Teaching and research within universities
- Governmental and Regulatory Agencies
- Food, pharmaceutical, or biotechnology industries
- Nutritional biochemists may also work in fields related to public policy, health care, or product development and marketing in the food industry.
Fees and scholarships
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The University of Western Australia welcomes applications from international and domestic school-leavers, mature-age applicants and those with previous tertiary study. If you’re interested in studying this major, find out the admission details below.
Minimum entry requirements
This major requires a certain level of Mathematics. If you do not meet this level, you may be able to take additional Mathematics units in your first year to satisfy this requirement.
WACE prerequisite: Mathematics Methods ATAR and Chemistry ATAR
How to apply
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About the course
- Available 2021
- Perth (Crawley campus)
- Semester 1
- Undergraduate + Postgraduate
Why study this course?
- You’ll develop your understanding of the evidence behind the association of nutrition, exercise and the most predominant lifestyle diseases (diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular diseases, hypertension, osteoporosis, and cancer)
- This major focuses on nutrition at a molecular level and gives you a deeper understanding of the molecular processes related to nutrition
- This major focuses on combining your academic studies with developing your hands-on skills in laboratories which will prepare you for work in industry or research
You'll learn to
- develop biochemical and nutrition knowledge with particular reference to recent developments in nutritional sciences
- use techniques that are used in modern research laboratories to develop a range of technical laboratory and research skills
- understand the importance of exercise and the role of micronutrients and macronutrients in maintaining health and preventing lifestyle diseases
In your first three years, you will complete the Biochemistry of Nutrition (double major) and a semester of postgraduate study. You will then complete your selected specialisation in the Master of Biomedical Science. Refer to the course structure for more information
Master of Biomedical Science
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