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Molecular Genetics Major
- Molecular Genetics Major
A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.
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Molecular Genetics is a rapidly advancing and exciting discipline for the 21st century. In this major, students will learn about universal principles and new advances in genetics and genomics, and how these can be applied to improve health outcomes. Areas of study will include molecular biology, human genetic disease, bioinformatics and genetic engineering. Students will also be introduced to cutting-edge technology for molecular and genetic analyses. Through a combination of theoretical and practical laboratory training, students will acquire a thorough understanding of molecular genetics and also develop skills in critical thinking and scientific communication. This course will prepare students for a career or further study in the biomedical sciences.
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You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.
If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.
A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.
CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.
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- Curtin course code: MJRU-MOLGN
- Last updated on: February 12, 2021