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Introduction to Bioscience

Examine the functions of living organisms, magnified and up close. Identify and classify plants and animals.

Apply what you've learnt about biology, chemistry and the scientific process towards a role in research, academics or production. Consider specialising in fields that are making headlines, like genetics and molecular biology.

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University of South Australia


Nutrition and Exercise Biochemistry

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Starts 18 Sep 2023, 01 Apr 2024, 16 Sep 2024

University of Tasmania

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Starts 22 Jul 2024

University of Tasmania


Introduction to Chemistry

Online & on-campus

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Starts 02 Jan 2024, 26 Feb 2024, 22 Jul 2024

University of Tasmania


Backyard Biodiversity

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No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Starts 30 Oct 2023, 05 Feb 2024, 24 Jun 2024, 04 Nov 2024

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Southern Cross University

Study the environment to protect and manage it

Start with earth science fundamentals, then dig deeper into ecology, ecosystem regeneration, biogeochemistry, modelling and resource management. Think about conservation and protection. Strive for a career in parks, environment, or research.

Online & on-campus

3 years full time or part time equivalent

Southern Cross University


Bachelor of Science (Marine Systems)

Manage and protect the underwater world

Start with earth science fundamentals, then deep dive into oceanography, marine ecology, fish and aquaculture, reefs, fisheries and marine parks management. Work towards a career in marine science and management, conservation, or restoration.

Online & on-campus

3 years full time or part time equivalent

Southern Cross University

A double specialisation that explores, protects and restores the planet

Explore Earth’s systems and challenges. You’ll apply chemistry and biology concepts to unpack global issues including pollution. Build skills in scientific report writing and data collection. For careers in park management, government, consulting or research.

Online & on-campus

3 years full time or part time equivalent

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Choosing to study online means that you can fit learning about bioscience in around current commitments, no matter where you are.

Bioscience highlights

  • Get an understanding of physiology.
  • Explore plants and animals on a cellular level.
  • Engage with contemporary issues like sustainability and genetic engineering.

Bioscience specialisations

  • Model climate and ecological change.
  • Explore ethical implications of biological change.
  • Use data to explore hypotheses.
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