This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2015 and should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook. Any units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the Faculty of Science component of any bachelors double degrees.
|Managing faculty||Faculty of Science|
|Offered by||Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology|
|Coordinator||Dr Alfons Lawen (Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology)|
Biochemistry deals with the chemical components and genetic material of living cells in order to understand the molecular events that underlie all biological processes. These are important in human and animal biology, medicine, agriculture, forensic science and biotechnology. Biochemistry opens up our understanding of the causes of disease and provides the basis of the development of effective treatments.
Graduates will be able to:
VCE Chemistry or at least a level-one unit in chemistry is recommended for level-two units.
* These units have additional level two pre-requisites that will need to be taken in addition to the level two units listed.
Refer to the above science areas of studyscience areas of study (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2015handbooks/aos/index-byfaculty-sci.html) in this Handbook for details of relevant level-three units.
Students who have completed other majors may be eligible with approval of the Head of School.
Biochemistry is first offered as units at level two. For students who wish to complete a minor or major in biochemistry the level-two unit combinations BCH2011 and BCH2022, together with MOL2011 and MOL2022, are highly recommended.
Students who have completed two of BCH2011, BCH2022, MOL2011 and MOL2022 will have gained a firm foundation for studying any combination of the following 6-point units: BCH3021 and BCH3031 in first semester, and BCH3042 and BCH3052 in second semester, in addition to BCH3990 (either semester). Completion of at least four 6-point BCH units at level three offers maximum flexibility in choice for future studies in biochemistry. Students should discuss their interests and career plans with level-three unit coordinators to facilitate a choice of units that best suits their interests.
In addition to the requirements listed above, students must meet the entry requirements for the science honours program relevant to their course of enrolment. Enrolment in a honours project is subject to approval of the supervisor and the head of department. See the entries for:
Full details regarding the course structure for honours in this area of study are outlined in course 0051 Bachelor of Science (Honours).