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Dive deep into the complexities of the human immune system to transform the way we treat and prevent disease.

Study immunology to gain a comprehensive understanding of the human immune system and how it can be used to prevent, treat and cure diseases such as cancer.

You’ll investigate the role of microorganisms in disease, the molecular basis of immune recognition, and the regulation of immune response in a range of infectious diseases.

Learn immunological techniques for developing vaccines and immunotherapies as well as practical applications in biotechnology, microbiology, genetics, and cell and molecular biology.

You’ll be taught by leading researchers who are working in the laboratories where current medical breakthroughs are taking place.

You’ll be equipped for a range of opportunities in hospitals, research institutions, biotechnology firms, pharmaceutical companies or universities.

This minor will prepare you for further study in the field of medicine or to continue onto a research-based honours program.

Highlights

1 in Queensland for life sciences and medicine

QS World University Rankings 2021

38 in the world for life sciences and medicine

QS World University Rankings 2021

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Pathologist
  • Immunologist
  • Medical scientist
  • Research scientist
  • Bioprocess scientist

Graduate salary

Science and mathematics (undergraduate)

$62K–$66K

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How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Laboratory work

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • Immunology
  • Microbiology & Immunology
  • Genes, Cells & Evolution
  • Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
  • Molecular Cell Biology

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Read program rules (PDF)

In Semester 2, 2021, we'll be teaching on campus, with online options for students who can't attend in person. Course delivery modes may change in future semesters.

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