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Genetics and Genomics

Honours

Genetics is the science of biological inheritance and variation. Its fundamental principles are embraced by genomics, molecular genetics, 'Mendelian' genetics, epigenetics, cytogenetics, population genetics, and quantitative genetics.

Genomics is a relatively new discipline that has been developed through the capacity of geneticists and genome scientists to generate very large data sets using by high-throughput DNA, RNA and protein technologies, and the need to determine the control of biological functions by informatics analysis of the large data sets generated.

About this pathway

Unit of study requirements for honours in the area of Genetics and Genomics: completion of 36 credit points of project work and 12 credit points of coursework. 

For further details about honours and who to contact for more information, please visit the Science honours page.

Career pathways

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