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Information Technology (Information Systems) / Medical Science (2013)


Note: This course version applies only to students first enrolling in 2013.
WARNING: This course version is currently under review and is subject to change.


1. Overview

Course: Information Technology (Information Systems) / Medical Science (2013)
CP Required: 240
Min FT Duration: 5.00 Years
Min PT Duration: N/A
Faculty/School: University Archive
Years Offered: 2014, 2013, 2012

2. Requirements

To qualify for the award of the Information Technology/Medical Science combined degree at pass level, a candidate must successfully complete 240 credit points as follows.

(1) For the Bachelor of Information Technology component, 144 credit points of in accordance with the Bachelor of Information Technology Table, consisting of all Core units of study together with additional credit points of Recommended units for the Bachelor of Information Technology stream the candidate is pursuing, noting that: (i) The mathematics requirement for this degree will also satisfy the mathematics requirements for the Bachelor of Medical Science; and (ii) the core INFO1XXX requirement for this degree will also satisfy the computer science requirements for the Bachelor of Medical Science degree.

(2) For the Bachelor of Medical Science component: 120 credit points of units comprising:

(a) a minimum 48 credit points from junior Science units of study, including: (i) 12 credit points from Mathematics, (ii) 12 credit points from Chemistry, (iii)  12 credit points from Computer Science, (iv) 6 credit points from Biology; and MBLG1001 Introductory Molecular Biology & Genetics (or advanced equivalent MBLG1901);

(b) 48 credit points of intermediate core Medical Science units of study comprising (i) 36 credit points of BMED240X units from Table IVB for the Bachelor of Medical Science plus (ii) MBLG2071 and MBLG2072 Molecular Biology and Genetics A and B (or advanced equivalents MBLG2971;

(c) A minimum of 24 credit points of senior Science units of study selected from the subject areas of Anatomy, Biology (Genetics), Biochemistry, Cell Pathology, Histology, Immunology, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Neuroscience, Nutrition and Metabolism, Pharmacology, Physiology and Virology.

Candidates in the BIT degree must maintain a credit average in each year of enrolment. If this level of result is not achieved candidates will be transferred to the BCST degree program.

Through the units in this table candidates may substitute an advanced equivalent for a non- advanced unit mentioned. They may also substitute an appropriate unit from the Advanced Engineering program of the Faculty of Engineering; or the Talented Student Program of the Faculty of Science; if they are eligible to enrol in such units.

For details of degree resolutions see Faculty Handbooks at http://sydney.edu.au/handbooks/

3. Semesters

Year 1 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
Core
6 CHEM1101: Chemistry 1A
Core
6 ENGG1805: Professional Engineering and IT
Core
6 INFO1103: Introduction to Programming
6 Select from Unit Block:
Maths Level 1000 Units


Note: MATH1001 and MATH1002 are recommended for first semester.

Year 1 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
Core
6 INFO1003: Foundations of Information Technology
Core
6 INFO1105: Data Structures


Note: INFO1105 can be replaced by the more advanced alternative INFO1905 with department permission.
Core
6 MBLG1001: Molecular Biology and Genetics (Intro)
6 Select from MATH1003: Integral Calculus and Modelling


Note: MATH1003 and MATH1005 are recommended for second semester.

Year 2 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
Core
6 BIOL1003: Human Biology
Core
6 COMP2129: Operating Systems and Machine Principles
Core
6 INFO2120: Database Systems 1


Note: INFO2820 advanced version) can be taken as an alternative to INF2120 with departmental permission.
Core
6 ISYS2140: Information Systems

Year 2 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
Core
6 CHEM1102: Chemistry 1B
Core
6 COMP2007: Algorithms and Complexity


Note: COMP2907 (advanced version) can be taken as an alternate core unit to COMP2007.
Core
6 INFO2110: Systems Analysis and Modelling
6 Select from BMED2404: Microbes, Infection and Immunity
BMED2405: Gut and nutrient metabolism
BMED2406: Hormones, Kidney and Reproduction


Note: Choose one of the three BMED240x units offered in second semester. All BMED240x units must be completed for the Bachelor of Medical Science. Prerequisite for these units is 42 credit points of junior Bachelor of Medical Science units. Student must have successfully completed the junior Maths, IT, Chemistry and Microbiology units listed here for previous semesters in order to meet this requirement.

Year 3 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
24 Select from Unit Block:
Medical Science Intermediate Units


Note: Students must complete MBLG2071 (or advanced alternative MBLG2971) plus the three first semester BMED240x units: BMED2401, BMED2402 and BMED2403. All BMED240x units must be completed for the Bachelor of Medical Science.

Year 3 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
18 Select from Unit Block:
Medical Science Intermediate Units


Note: Students must complete MBLG2072 (or the advanced alternative MBLG2972) plus two of the three BMED240x units offered in second semester: BMED2404, BMED2405 and BMED2406. Students must choose whichever of the three units have not been completed yet. All BMED240x units are required for the Bachelor of Medical Science.
6 Select from Unit Block:
IT Level 3000 Recommended Electives


Note: At least 6 credit points (one unit of study) must be taken from IT Level 3000 Recommended units. These can be taken in either first or second semester depending on the availability of the particular unit.

Year 4 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
Core
6 INFO3402: Management of IT Projects and Systems
Core
6 ISYS3401: Information Technology Evaluation
12 Select from Unit Block:
Medical Science Senior Units


Note: 24 credit points of Medical Science Senior Units must be taken across the degree as a whole. These may be taken in either year 4 or year 5.

Year 4 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
Core
12 INFO3600: Major Development Project (Advanced)
12 Select from Unit Block:
Medical Science Senior Units

Year 5 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
List
24 Select from Unit Blocks:
IT Level 5000 Recommended Electives A
IT Level 5000 Recommended Electives B

Note: At least 48 credit points of IT Level 5000 units must be taken across the degree as a whole, with at least 36 credit points from Recommended A units. Students in the Bachelor of Information Technology Honours program select INFO5993, INFO4991, INFO4992, INFO4999 across two consecutive semesters in place of 24 credit points of IT Level 5000 units.

Year 5 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
List
24 Select from Unit Blocks:
IT Level 5000 Recommended Electives A
IT Level 5000 Recommended Electives B

4. Pathways

Honours Program

Type CP CP From
Core
6 INFO4991: IT Research Thesis A
Core
12 INFO4992: IT Research Thesis B
Core
0 INFO4999: Computer Science Honours Result
Core
6 INFO5993: IT Research Methods

5. Unit Blocks

Block 1 - Maths Level 1000 Units (Min CP: 12,Max CP: 12)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
MATH1001 Differential Calculus 3 Semester 1
Summer Main
MATH1002 Linear Algebra 3 Semester 1
Summer Main
MATH1003 Integral Calculus and Modelling 3 Semester 2
Summer Main
MATH1004 Discrete Mathematics 3 Semester 2
Summer Main
MATH1005 Statistics 3 Semester 2
Summer Main

Note: 12 credit points of Level 1001 Maths are required. MATH1001 and MATH1002 are recommended for first semester and MATH1003 and MATH1005 for second semester.

Block 2 - Maths Level 2000 Units

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
MATH2063 Math Computing and Nonlinear Systems 6 Semester 1
MATH2069 Discrete Mathematics and Graph Theory 6 Semester 1
STAT2012 Statistical Tests 6 Semester 2

Block 3 - IT Level 3000 Recommended Electives (Min CP: 6,Max CP: 6)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
INFO3220 Object Oriented Design 6 Semester 1
INFO3315 Human-Computer Interaction 6 Semester 2
INFO3404 Database Systems 2 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
INFO3504 Database Systems 2 (Adv) 6 Semester 2

Block 4 - IT Level 5000 Recommended Electives A (Min CP: 36,Max CP: 48)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
COMP5045 Computational Geometry 6 Semester 1
COMP5046 Natural Language Processing 6 Semester 1
COMP5047 Pervasive Computing 6 Semester 2
COMP5048 Visual Analytics 6 Semester 2
COMP5318 Machine Learning and Data Mining 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
COMP5338 Advanced Data Models 6 Semester 2
COMP5347 Web Application Development 6 Semester 1
COMP5348 Enterprise Scale Software Architecture 6 Semester 1
COMP5415 Multimedia Design and Authoring 6 Semester 2
COMP5416 Advanced Network Technologies 6 Semester 2
COMP5424 Information Technology in Biomedicine 6 Semester 1
COMP5425 Multimedia Retrieval 6 Semester 1
COMP5426 Parallel and Distributed Computing 6 Semester 1
COMP5456 Introduction to Bioinformatics [not running] 6 Semester 2
INFO5991 Services Science Management and Engineering 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
INFO5992 Understanding IT Innovations 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
INFO6007 Project Management in IT 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
INFO6010 Advanced Topics in IT Project Management 6 Semester 2
INFO6012 Information Technology Strategy & Value 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
S2 Intensive
S1 Intensive
ISYS5050 Knowledge Management Systems 6 Semester 1

Note: The Bachelor of Information Technology requires at least 48 credit points of Level 5000 IT electives including at least 36 credit points from the Recommended A list. These comprise COMP, INFO, ISYS units of study at 5000-level or above. The remaining 12 credit points may be taken either from these units or from IT Level 5000 Recommended B list below. Students in the Bachelor of Information Technology Honours program select INFO5993, INFO4991, INFO4992, INFO4999 across two consecutive semesters in place of 24 credit points of IT Level 5000 units. Department permission may be required for some. See linked unit outline for more details.

Block 5 - IT Level 5000 Recommended Electives B (Max CP: 12)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
ELEC5508 Wireless Engineering 6 Semester 2
ELEC5509 Mobile Networks 6 Semester 1
ELEC5514 Networked Embedded Systems 6 Semester 2
ELEC5614 Real Time Computing 6 Semester 1
ELEC5616 Computer and Network Security 6 Semester 1
ELEC5618 Software Quality Engineering 6 Semester 1
ELEC5619 Object Oriented Application Frameworks 6 Semester 2
ELEC5620 Model Based Software Engineering 6 Semester 2

Note: Up to 12 credit points may be taken from these units.

Block 6 - IT Advanced Alternatives Units

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
COMP2907 Algorithms and Complexity (Advanced) 6 Semester 2
INFO1903 Informatics (Advanced) 6 Semester 1
INFO1905 Data Structures (Advanced) 6 Semester 2
INFO2820 Database Systems 1 (Advanced) 6 Semester 1
INFO3504 Database Systems 2 (Adv) 6 Semester 2

Note: These units are advanced versions of core undergraduate units and are taken in place of them. INFO1903, INFO1905, INFO2820, COMP2907 and INFO3404 are an advanced alternatives to INFO1103, INFO1105, INFO2120, COMP2007 and INFO3504 respectively. Department permission is required for enrolment each case.

Block 8 - Medical Science Senior Units (Min CP: 24,Max CP: 24)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
ANAT3004 Cranial and Cervical Anatomy 6 Semester 2
ANAT3008 Musculoskeletal Anatomy 6 Semester 2
ANAT3904 Cranial & Cervical Anatomy (Advanced) 6 Semester 2
BCHM3071 Molecular Biology & Biochemistry- Genes 6 Semester 1
BCHM3072 Human Molecular Cell Biology 6 Semester 2
BCHM3081 Mol Biology & Biochemistry- Proteins 6 Semester 1
BCHM3082 Medical and Metabolic Biochemistry 6 Semester 2
BCHM3092 Proteomics and Functional Genomics 6 Semester 2
BCHM3971 Molecular Biology & Biochem- Genes (Adv) 6 Semester 1
BCHM3972 Human Molecular Cell Biology (Advanced) 6 Semester 2
BCHM3981 Mol Biology & Biochemistry- Proteins Adv 6 Semester 1
BCHM3982 Medical and Metabolic Biochemistry (Adv) 6 Semester 2
BCHM3992 Proteomics and Functional Genomics (Adv) 6 Semester 2
BIOL3018 Gene Technology and Genomics 6 Semester 1
BIOL3025 Evolutionary Genetics & Animal Behaviour 6
BIOL3026 Developmental Genetics 6 Semester 2
BIOL3918 Gene Technology and Genomics Advanced 6 Semester 1
BIOL3925 Evolutionary Gen. & Animal Behaviour Adv 6
BIOL3926 Developmental Genetics (Advanced) 6 Semester 2
CPAT3201 Pathogenesis of Human Disease 1 6 Semester 2
CPAT3202 Pathogenesis of Human Disease 2 6 Semester 2
EMHU3001 Electron Microscopy and Imaging/Theory 6 Semester 2
EMHU3002 Electron Microscopy and Imaging/Prac 6 Semester 2
HSTO3001 Microscopy & Histochemistry Theory 6 Semester 1
HSTO3002 Microscopy & Histochemistry Practical 6 Semester 1
HSTO3003 Cells and Development: Theory 6 Semester 2
HSTO3004 Cells and Development: Practical (Adv) 6 Semester 2
IMMU3102 Molecular and Cellular Immunology 6 Semester 2
IMMU3202 Immunology in Human Disease 6 Semester 2
IMMU3902 Molecular and Cellular Immunology (Adv) 6 Semester 2
IMMU3903 Immunology in Human Disease (Advanced) 6 Semester 2
INFD3012 Infectious Diseases 6 Semester 2
MICR3011 Microbes in Infection 6 Semester 1
MICR3032 Molecular Microbiology Concepts 6 Semester 2
MICR3042 Molecular Microbiology Research Skills 6 Semester 2
MICR3911 Microbes in Infection (Advanced) 6 Semester 1
MICR3932 Molecular Microbiology Concepts (Adv) 6 Semester 2
MICR3942 Molecular Micro Research Skills (Adv) 6 Semester 2
NEUR3001 Neuroscience: Special Senses 6 Semester 1
NEUR3002 Neuroscience: Motor Systems & Behaviour 6 Semester 1
NEUR3003 Cellular and Developmental Neuroscience 6 Semester 2
NEUR3004 Integrative Neuroscience 6 Semester 2
NEUR3901 Neuroscience: Special Senses (Advanced) 6 Semester 1
NEUR3902 Neuroscience: Motor Systems & Behav. Adv 6 Semester 1
NEUR3903 Cellular & Developmental Neurosci. (Adv) 6 Semester 2
NEUR3904 Integrative Neuroscience (Advanced) 6 Semester 2
NUTM3001 Introductory Nutrition and Metabolism 6 Semester 1
PCOL3011 Toxicology 6 Semester 1
PCOL3012 Drug Design and Development 6 Semester 1
PCOL3021 Drug Therapy 6 Semester 2
PCOL3022 Neuropharmacology 6 Semester 2
PCOL3911 Toxicology (Advanced) 6 Semester 1
PCOL3912 Drug Design and Development (Adv) 6 Semester 1
PCOL3921 Drug Therapy (Advanced) 6 Semester 2
PCOL3922 Neuropharmacology (Advanced) 6 Semester 2
PHSI3005 Human Cellular Physiology: Theory 6 Semester 1
PHSI3006 Human Cellular Physiology: Research 6 Semester 1
PHSI3007 Heart and Circulation: Normal Function 6 Semester 2
PHSI3008 Heart and Circulation: Dysfunction 6 Semester 2
PHSI3905 Human Cellular Physiology (Adv): Theory 6 Semester 1
PHSI3906 Human Cellular Physiology (Ad): Research 6 Semester 1
PHSI3907 Heart & Circulation: Normal Function Adv 6 Semester 2
PHSI3908 Heart & Circulation: Dysfunction Adv 6 Semester 2
VIRO3001 Virology 6 Semester 1
VIRO3002 Medical and Applied Virology 6 Semester 2
VIRO3901 Virology (Advanced) 6 Semester 1
VIRO3902 Medical and Applied Virology (Advanced) 6 Semester 2

Note: Minimum of 24CP senior must be chosen from Medical Science related units in the subject areas of: Anatomy (NOT ANAT(3006 and 3007)), Biology (Genetics) (ie. BIOL3018/3918, 3025/3925, 3026/3926), Biochemistry, Cell Pathology, Histology, Immunology, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Neuroscience, Nutrition and Metabolism, Pharmacology, Physiology and Virology.

Block 9 - Medical Science Advanced Alternative Units

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
MBLG2971 Molecular Biology and Genomics (Adv) 6 Semester 1
MBLG2972 Genetics and Genomics (Adv) 6 Semester 2

Block 10 - Medical Science Intermediate Units (Min CP: 48,Max CP: 48)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
BMED2401 Cellular Foundations of Medical Sciences 6 Semester 1
BMED2402 Nerve and Muscle 6 Semester 1
BMED2403 Cardiovascular & Respiratory Systems 6 Semester 1
BMED2404 Microbes, Infection and Immunity 6 Semester 2
BMED2405 Gut and nutrient metabolism 6 Semester 2
BMED2406 Hormones, Kidney and Reproduction 6 Semester 2
MBLG2071 Molecular Biology and Genomics 6 Semester 1
MBLG2072 Genetics and Genomics 6 Semester 2

Note: All units must be completed for the Bachelor of Medical Science unless replaced by advanced alternatives. MBLG2071 and MBLG2072 may be replaced by advanced alternatives MBLG2971 and MBLG2972 respectively.