Molecular Genetics - BIOCI13991

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Faculty: SCI - Faculty of Science

School: School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Science


Program: 3991 - Medical Science


Bachelor of Medical Science (Major)

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Stream Outline

Genetics is the study of the behaviour of the genes that are fundamental to all living organisms. In humans and all other species, genes influence every characteristic, from chemistry to appearance to behaviour to disease. Because genes affect every characteristic of every organism, each new development in genetics has had far-reaching consequences. Molecular biology has had a major impact on this discipline and is ideal for students whose interests are in understanding and appreciating biological processes at the molecular rather than descriptive level.

A major in Molecular Genetics in only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Medical Science program.

Stream Structure

A major in Molecular Genetics is comprised of 66 units of credit of courses as follows:

Stage 1

Stage 2
*Note: students intending on completing a major in Molecular Genetics must take BABS2204 in their second semester of their first year. This will require students to achieve a minimum of a credit in BABS1201.

Stage 3
Plus a minimum of 6 UOC from:


Students seeking to enrol into Honours in Genetics or Molecular Biology should refer to program 4500 – Science (Honours) and contact the School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Science.
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