The School of Medical Sciences offers a wide range of courses across Stages 1-3 of the undergraduate science programs at UNSW. Courses are discipline based, and draw on the skill and expertise of our teaching staff in the disciplines of  AnatomyPathologyPhysiologyPharmacology and Exercise Physiology.

For information regarding applications to the Undergraduate Science and Medical Science programs, please refer to the Faculty of Science website.


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  • Supplementary exams for the School of Medical Sciences in Semester 1, 2017 will be held on the 12th, 13th and 14th July, 2017. 
  • Supplementary exam dates for Semester 2, 2017 are planned to be 4-8 December 2017. This should be confirmed closer to the date.

Course Listing (also: Previous Years where you may find course outlines up to 2016)


Course Code Course Name Course Convenor     Course Outline
ANAT1521 Anatomy for Medical Sciences

A/Prof Nalini Pather /

Dr Irina Dedova

  S2 ANAT1521
ANAT2111 Introductory Anatomy 

A/Prof Nalini Pather /

Dr Irina Dedova

S1 S2 ANAT2111 (S2)
ANAT2241 Histology: Basic and Systematic Patrick de Permentier S1   ANAT2241
ANAT2341 Embryology Dr Mark Hill   S2 ANAT2341
ANAT2451 Functional Anatomy for Health & Exercise Science

A/Prof Nalini Pather


ANAT2511 Fundamentals of Anatomy A/Prof Nalini Pather S1   ANAT2511
ANAT2521 Evolution of Human Structure Prof Ken Ashwell Summer  ANAT2521
ANAT3121 Visceral Anatomy Dr Tripti Jacob   S2 ANAT3121
ANAT3131 Functional Anatomy of Head, Neck and Vertebral Column Dr Irina Dedova   S2 ANAT3131
ANAT3141 Functional Anatomy of the Limbs A/Prof Nalini Pather S1   ANAT3141
ANAT3212 Microscopy in Research

A/Prof Thomas Fath

Dr Renee Whan
ANAT3231 Cell Biology Dr Mark Hill S1   ANAT3231
ANAT3411 Neuroanatomy A/Prof Pascal Carrive S1   ANAT3411
GENM0295 Personalised Medicine Dr Caroline Ford   S2 GENM0295
HESC1501 Introductory Exercise Science

Dr Andrew Keech

S1   HESC1501
HESC1511 Exercise Programs and Behaviour

Nancy van Doorn (or Matthew Jones)

  S2 HESC1511
HESC2452 Movement Assessment and Instruction Dr Rachel Ward   S2 HESC2452
HESC2501 Exercise Physiology

Dr Andrew Keech /

A/Prof Jeanette Thom

  S2 HESC2501
HESC3504 Physical Activity and Health Dr Belinda Parmenter S1   HESC3504
HESC3532 Movement Rehabilitation (previously HESC4531) Dr John Booth   S2 HESC3532
HESC3541 Clinical Exercise Physiology Dr David Simar S1   HESC3541
HESC3581 Physical Activity in Special Populations A/Prof Jeanette Thom   S2 HESC3581
HESC3592 Neuromuscular Rehabilitation (previously HESC4591) Dr Ria Arnold / Dr Natalie Kwai   S2 HESC3592
HESC3641 Advanced Exercise Physiology Dr Yati Boutcher S1 (2017 - not offered)    
HESC4501 Exercise Physiology Research Seminars Dr Chris Maloney S1 S2 HESC4501
HESC4551/4571 Research Project

Dr Carolyn Broderick (S1) /

Dr Chris Maloney (S2)

S1 S2 HESC4551-4571
HESC4611/4622 Clinical Practicum A/B

Dr Andrew Keech (S1) /

TBD (S2)

S1 S2 HESC4611 / HESC4622
NEUR2201 Neuroscience Fundamentals

A/Prof Andrew Moorhouse / A/Prof Cindy Lin

  S2 NEUR2201
NEUR3101 Muscle & Motor Control A/Prof Stewart Head S1    
NEUR3121 Molecular Cellular Neuroscience

Dr Trevor Lewis /

Dr Kate Poole

S1   NEUR3121
NEUR3211 Neuroscience Research Seminars

Dr Renee Morris /

A/Prof Pascal Carrive

NEUR3221 Neurophysiology Dr John Power   S2 NEUR3221
NEUR4441-4444 Neuroscience Honours Dr John Power S1 S2 NEUR-HONS
PATH2201/2202 Processes in Disease Dr Cristan Herbert    S2 PATH2201/2202
PATH3205 Molecular Basis of Inflammation and Infection A/Prof Patsie Polly S1  


(updated 24/2)

PATH3206 Cancer Pathology Dr Darren Saunders S1   PATH3206
PATH3207 Musculoskeletal Diseases A/Prof Nicodemus Tedla   S2 PATH3207
PATH3208 Cancer Sciences A/Prof Jia Lin Yang   S2 PATH3208

Introductory Pharmacology and Toxicology

(PHAR2211 discontinued)

A/Prof Lu Liu   S2 PHAR2011

Drug Discovery, Design & Development

(formerly Rational Drug Design)

A/Prof Renate Griffith /

Dr Angela Finch

  S2 PHAR3101
PHAR3102 Molecular Pharmacology Dr Angela Finch S1   PHAR3102
PHAR3111 Clinical Pharmacology for Health and Exercise Science (new in 2017) Dr Greg Smith S1   PHAR3111
PHAR3202 Neuropharmacology Dr Nicole Jones   S2 PHAR3202
PHAR3251 Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology Dr Trudie Binder S1   PHAR3251
PHAR3306 Pharmacology for Optometry A/Prof Larry Wakelin   S2  
Second Year Physiology Dr Lesley Ulman S1   PHSL2101-2121-2501
Second Year Physiology Dr Lesley Ulman   S2 PHSL2201-2221-2502
PHSL3211 Cardiovascular Physiology & Pathophysiology Dr Tim Murphy S1   PHSL3211
PHSL3221 Endocrine, Reproductive Developmental Physiology Dr Karen Gibson   S2 PHSL3221

SOMS Research Internship (from 2017: S2 only)

 A/Prof Patsie Polly   S2


(updated 26/5)

SOMS3232 Cellular Mechanisms of Health and Disease (new in 2017) A/Prof Till Boecking   S2 SOMS3232
SOMS4001/4002 School of Medical Sciences Honours Dr Greg Smith S1 S2 SOMS4001-4002

Course outlines from previous years are available here.