Keeping your options open...

Below are the School of Chemistry & Molecular Biosciences' course offerings at second and third level for 2018. 

Students moving from first to second year can keep their career options open by gaining more experience in the core molecular disciplines. The courses provide a strong foundation in biochemistry & molecular biology, molecular genetics, microbiology, immunology and chemistry - knowledge that lies at the core of many of the science jobs available.

If you are considering a future in molecular bioscience, chemistry or medicine, strong training in core molecular disciplines is essential. The key courses are not restricted to the biological sciences. Chemistry, for example, is known as the central science because chemistry knowledge assists understanding in many areas of the biological and biomedical sciences. Additionally, there is a shortage of qualified chemists - graduates are in strong demand and salaries are rising.

Biotechnology is another expanding industry, gaining increasing recognition for its contribution to the economy. Australia is now known as the biotechnology hub of South-East Asia and Brisbane is playing a major role. Biotechnology combines disciplines like genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry and cell biology.

Second-level courses available in 2018:


First Semester

Second Semester

 CHEM2050  Intermediate Chemistry 1  CHEM2052  Chemical Biology
 CHEM2054  Experimental Chemistry  CHEM2056 Physical Chemistry for Engineering
 CHEM2901 Advanced Chemistry 1  CHEM2058 Transitional Chemistry & Data Processing
 BIOC2000 Biochemistry & Molecular Biology  CHEM2060 Intermediate Chemistry 2
 BIOL2200 Cell Structure & Function  CHEM2902 Advanced Chemistry 2
 SCIE2100 Introduction to Bioinformatics  BIOL2202 Genetics
   BIOL2902 Advanced Genetics
   BIOT2002 Introduction to  Biotechnology
   BIPH2000 Foundations of Biophysics
   MICR2000 Microbiology & Immunology
   SCIE2020 CSI UQ: Introduction to Forensi

Third-level courses available in 2018:


First Semester

Second Semester

 CHEM3001  Advanced Organic Chemistry  CHEM3008 Medicinal & Biological Chemistry
 CHEM3004 Determination of Molecular Structure  CHEM3011  Advanced Physical Chemistry
 CHEM3010  Advanced Inorganic Chemistry  CHEM3014 NanoScience: Synthesis
 CHEM3013 NanoScience: Self-Assembly  CHEM3016  Advanced Experimental Chemistry
 BIOC3000  Advanced Biochemistry & Molecular Biology  BIOC3003 Human Molecular Genetics & Disease
 BIOL3003 Advanced Immunology  BIOC3005  Molecular Systems Biology
 BIOL3004 Genomics and Bioinformatcs  BIOC3006 Biochemistry of Metabolism in Health & Disease
 BIOL3006 Molecular Cell Biology  BIOL3014 Advanced Bioinformatics
 BIOT3009 Quality Management Systems in Biotechnology: GMP, GLP, GCP  BIOT3004 Commercialisation of Biotechnology Products
 MICR3002 Virology  BIPH3001 Frontiers in Biophysics
 MICR3003 Molecular Microbiology  MICR3001 Microbes & Human Health
 SCIE3260 Introduction to Research in Chemistry, Biochemistry & Microbiology (A)  MICR3004 Microbial Genomics
   PARA3002 Biomedical Parasitology
   SCIE3260 Introduction to Research in Chemistry, Biochemistry & Microbiology (A)

Summer Semester 2017-18:  SCIE3260  Introduction to Research in Chemistry, Biochemistry & Microbiology (A)

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