Undergraduate + Postgraduate

Bachelor of Science (Biochemistry of Nutrition) and Master of Biomedical Science

Do you love science and food? Are you interested in the role of nutrition in saving lives, reducing morbidity, and improving health?
90
ATAR
4
Years Full Time

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The University of Western Australia(M355) 35 Stirling Highway Perth Western Australia 6009

Telephone

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International

1800 653 050

Hours

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Frequently asked questions

Careers and further study

This major opens up a world of future study pathways and career options.

Career Pathways

Graduates typically undertake further study to specialise in a professional area, including dietetics, research, food science and technology, health promotion or teaching. 

Careers include:

  • 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.

 

Graduates typically undertake further study to specialise in a professional area, including dietetics, research, food science and technology, health promotion or teaching. 

Careers include:

  • 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.

 

This course could lead to these

Career Opportunities

Alt content Biochemist/ Molecular Biologist Alt content Health Researcher Alt content Health Promotion Officer Alt content Food Scientist
This course could lead to these

Fees and scholarships

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Admission requirements

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.

Admission requirements

For applicants with recent secondary education, information on admission criteria is available on our entry standards page.

Minimum entry requirements

Below you’ll find a list of admission equivalencies for this course's Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR).

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.

Mathematics requirement

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

Ready to apply for this major? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

Course details

This Combined Bachelor and Master (CBM) is a four-year accelerated program for those with an ATAR of 90 or above. Over the first three years you’ll complete a double major in Biochemistry of Nutrition, and some units from the Master of Biomedical Science. You can then choose to exit after three years with an Advanced Bachelor's Degree in Biochemistry of Nutrition, or continue with the Master of Biomedical Science and be awarded a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Biomedical Science at the end of the four years.

About the course

Nutritional biochemistry takes a scientific approach to nutrition. It focuses on nutrient chemical components, and how they function metabolically, physiologically, biochemically as well as their impact on disease.
Bachelor of Science (Biochemistry of Nutrition) and Master of Biomedical Science

Quick details

Status
  • Available 2021
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1
Level of study
  • Undergraduate + Postgraduate
Course Code
  • CM004
CRICOS code
  • 102860G
Bachelor of Science (Biochemistry of Nutrition) and Master of Biomedical Science
Status
  • Available 2021
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1
Level of study
  • Undergraduate + Postgraduate
Course Code
  • CM004
CRICOS code
  • 102860G
Full time/part time duration
  • Undergraduate + Postgraduate
TISC Codes
Degrees course is available in
  • Bachelor of Science
Faculty
  • Faculty of Science

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
     

 

Course structure

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

Biochemistry of Nutrition Combined Bachelor's and Master's

BSc (Biochemistry of Nutrition Double Major) and Master of Biomedical Science

#4ec3e0Undergraduate (UG) specific units

Elective units

Postgraduate (PG) specific units

YEAR SEMESTER UNITS
1ST YEAR 1 CHEM1001 STAT1400 ANHB1101 Elective
2 SCIE1106 CHEM1004 PHYL2002 BIOC2002
2ND YEAR 1 BIOC2001 PHYL2001 Elective Elective
2 BIOC3003 BIOC3005 PHYL3003 PHYL3004
3RD YEAR 1 BIOC3001 BIOC3004 PHYL3001 PHYL3002
2 PG Specific PG Specific PG Specific PG Specific
4TH YEAR 1 PG Specific PG Specific PG Specific PG Specific
2 PG Specific PG Specific PG Specific PG Specific

Postgraduate units will vary depending on your chosen specialisation, a study plan will be provided later in your degree.


Unit Description

  • CHEM1001 - Chemistry—Properties and Energetics
  • STAT1400 - Statistics for Science
  • ANHB1101 - Human Biology I: Becoming Human
  • SCIE1106 - Molecular Biology of the Cell
  • CHEM1004 - Chemistry—Properties and Energetics
  • PHYL2002 - Physiology of Cells
  • BIOC2002 - Biochemical Regulation of Cell Function
  • BIOC2001 - Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Cell
  • PHYL2001 - Physiology of Human Body Systems
  • BIOC3003 - Omics—Global Approaches to Cell Function
  • PHYL3003 - Physiology of Nutrition and Metabolism
  • BIOC3005 - Cellular Biochemistry
  • PHYL3004 - Physiology of Integrated Organ Function
  • BIOC3001 - Molecular Biology
  • BIOC3004 - Biochemistry in Health and Disease
  • PHYL3001 - Physiology of Membranes, Muscles and Signalling
  • PHYL3002 - Physiology of Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems
  • PG Specific - Master of Biomedical Science

Undergraduate study at UWA

Biochemistry of Nutrition (Double Major)

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