Keeping your options open...

Below are the School of Chemistry & Molecular Biosciences' course offerings at second and third level for 2016. 

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 2016:

First Semester

Second Semester

 CHEM2050  Organic and Inorganic Chemistry  CHEM2002 Physical Chemistry
 CHEM2054  Experimental Chemistry  CHEM2052  Chemical Biology
 BIOC2000  Biochemistry & Molecular Biology  CHEM2056 Physical Chemistry for Engineering
 BIOL2200 Cell Structure & Function  BIOL2202 Genetics
 SCIE2100 Introduction to Bioinformatics  BIOT2002 Introduction to  Biotechnology
   MICR2000 Microbiology & Immunology
   SCIE2020 CSI UQ: Introduction to Forensi

Third-level courses available in 2016:

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 Structural Biology: Macromolecular Structure  BIOC3006 Biochemistry of Metabolism in Health & Disease
 BIOL3006 Molecular Cell Biology  BIOL3014 Advanced Bioinformatics
 MICR3002 Virology  BIOT3004 Commercialisation of Biotechnology Products
 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 2014-15:  SCIE3260  Introduction to Research in Chemistry, Biochemistry & Microbiology (A)

SCMB Courses 2016 section

BIOC2000 - Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

The chemistry of biomolecules is the key to life... An understanding of cellular...

BIOC3000 - Advanced Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Proteins, DNA and Carbohydrates:  structure and function of the key elements of life...

BIOC3003 - Human Molecular Genetics and Disease

The molecular basis of human disease... Molecular Genetics is the study of the s...

BIOC3005 - Molecular Systems Biology

Molecular and genetic approaches to uncovering biological networks... Recently d...

BIOL2202 - Genetics

Genetics underlies all of the disciplines in Biology...

BIOL3003 - Advanced Immunology

Immunology is the study of how the body defends itself against pathogenic microorganisms...

BIOL3004 - Structural Biology: Macromolecular Structure

Bioinformatics + Genomics = 21st Century Biology... Genetics and Bioinformatics ...

BIOL3006 - Molecular Cell Biology

The molecular basis of normal and abnormal cell function... Molecular Cell ...

BIOL3014 - Advanced Bioinformatics

The cutting edge of Bioinformatics... With the emergence of large-scale, high-th...

CHEM2002 - Biophysical Chemistry

Applying chemical prinicples to biological systems... Biophysical Chemistry lies...

CHEM2050 - Organic and Inorganic Chemistry

Understanding molecular structure and reactivity...

CHEM2052 - Chemical Biology

Understanding and manipulating biological processes on a molecular level...

CHEM2054 - Experimental Chemistry

Chemistry is the enabling science... Chemistry is an experimental discipline tha...

CHEM3001 - Advanced Organic Chemistry

Organic chemistry instills a greater understanding of molecule synthesis and of biological and physical processes at the molecular level...

CHEM3004 - Determination of Molecular Structure

The determination of molecular structure underpins all aspects of synthetic chemistry...

CHEM3007 - Materials Chemistry & Nanotechnology

Chemistry principles applied to materials science and nanotechnology... Material...

CHEM3008 - Medicinal & Biological Chemistry

The discovery and investigation of new chemical entities suitable for therapeutic use...

CHEM3010 - Advanced Inorganic Chemistry

No metals, no life:  all forms of organic life depend on metal ions... Inor...

CHEM3011 - Advanced Physical Chemistry

Advances in chemistry and biology are increasingly dependent on our ability to model systems at an atomic level … The last few decade...

CHEM3013 - Nanoscience: Self Assembly

Chemistry principles applied to materials science and nanotechnology...

CHEM3014 - Nanoscience: Synthesis

Nanoscience is leading to the next industrial revolution... Nanosc...

CHEM3016 - Advanced Experimental Chemistry

Advanced chemical laboratory... Chemistry is a laboratory-based discipline. This...

MICR2000 - Microbiology & Immunology

Microorganisms and their role in infectious diseases, biotechnology and the environment...

MICR3001 - Microbes and Human Health

Microbes and human health... Microbiology is a foundation science that underpins...

MICR3003 - Molecular Microbiology

Microbes, molecules and mankind... Microbes are the most numerous and biological...

PARA3002 - Biomedical Parasitology

Parasites have always threathened the lives and well-being of humans and their domestic animals...

SCIE2100 - Introduction to Bioinformatics

156,250,000: the number of bases of DNA one next-gen sequencing machine produced in the time it took you to watch that new episode of House...