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Genetics and Genomics


Genetics and Genomics will provide you with knowledge that can be applied to improving our understanding of evolution (past and present) and of many aspects of the biology of all living organisms. 

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About this major

A major in Genetics and Genomics requires the successful completion of 48 credit points of study.

Graduate attributes

Students who graduate from Genetics and Genomics will be able to:

  1. Understand the genetics of populations.
  2. Understand genomic structure and organisation of the genome.
  3. Understand the relationship between genotype and phenotype for simple and complex traits.
  4. Understand the relationship between DNA sequence, RNA transcription and translation of proteins.
  5. Use skills in management and analysis of genomic data.
  6. Understand the application of genomic biotechnologies.
  7. Map genes associated with complex and simply inherited phenotypes.
Career pathways

The course information on this website applies only to future students. Current students should refer to faculty handbooks for current or past course information.

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