Biological Sciences is the study of the structure, function, reproduction, growth, evolution and behaviour of living organisms.
The main purpose of this narrow field of education is to develop an understanding of the genetics and physiology of living organisms and of the relationship of living organisms to one another as well as the physical environment.
Courses in Biological Sciences develop skills in:
- analysing and interpreting biological data
- analysing the factors effecting the growth and reproduction of living organisms
- examining cells and tissue to determine their structure and function
This narrow field comprises the following detailed fields:
- Biochemistry and Cell Biology
- Ecology and Evolution
- Marine Science
- Human Biology
- Biological Sciences, n.e.c.
- Medical biology. This is included in Medical Science.
Thinking about a job in this field?
Check out the courses available in this field at various Australian universities and alternative study pathway options. If you'd like to speak with someone, discuss with your Career Advisor at school, or contact the Indigenous Education Unit at any of the Australian Universities, and they’ll be able to offer advice on available local information and student support services.