What will I study?
A Genetics major includes studies in molecular genetics, human genetics, evolutionary genetics and genomics – key foundational knowledge for studies in the fields of biology, biomedical sciences, biotechnology, ecology and conservation. You’ll also develop skills in experimental design, data recording and analysis, and scientific writing.
Your major structure
BACHELOR OF BIOMEDICINE
You will take 8 core subjects (125 points) across your degree that will build an understanding of the structure and function of the body and consideration of the determinants of health and disease, including genetic and environmental influences (4 in first year, 2 in second year and 2 in third year).
In your third year, you will complete 50 points (four subjects) of deep and specialised study in biochemistry and molecular biology.
Throughout your degree you will also take elective and breadth (non-science) subjects.
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE
In your first and second years you will complete subjects that are prerequisites for your major, including biology and foundational genetics subjects.
In your third year, you will complete 50 points (four subjects) of deep and specialised study in genetics.
Throughout your degree you will also take science elective subjects and breadth (non-science) subjects, in addition to your major subjects and prerequisites.
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