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Molecular Biology - BIOCE13448

Plan Summary

Faculty: SCI - Faculty of Science
Program: 3448 - Music/Science
Bachelor of Science (Major)

Plan Outline

Recent advances in Molecular Biology, especially the continuing development of recombinant DNA technology, have revolutionised our understanding of the structure, function and regulation of individual genes. These advances have opened up the exciting field of Molecular Biology, one of the most rapid growth areas in biology. This marriage of Biochemistry, Microbiology, Cell Biology and Genetics provides an exciting new approach for the study of all living organisms, including the human. Molecular Biology therefore represents fundamental components of biological and medical science and they will have increasingly important roles to play in many aspects of modern medicine, genetics, evolutionary biology, bioinformatics, biotechnology and genomics.

Plan Structure

A major in Molecular Biology is comprised of 72 units of credit of courses as follows:

Stage 1
  1. MATH1041 Statistics for Life and Social Sciences, MATH1131 Mathematics 1A, or MATH1141 Higher Mathematics 1A may be taken instead of MATH1031

Stage 2

Stage 3
PLUS 6 UOC from:


For further information on Honours in Molecular Biology, please see the Molecular Biology Honours entry in this Handbook.

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