A specialisation in Genetics will prepare students for careers or advanced study which involve the application of fundamental genetics and genomics to all areas of biology, biomedical sciences and biotechnology. Graduates will develop knowledge and skills in the theory of genetics and molecular biology, population genetics and evolution. The transferable skills developed can be used in broad careers in science, including conservation, teaching, forensics, publishing, genetic counselling and research and in careers beyond the field of science.
Intended learning outcomes
Upon completion of this specialisation, students should be able to:
- Apply a broad knowledge of genetic principles and different methods of genetic analysis;
- Explain how genetic principles and experimentation can be used to understand the biology of diverse organisms at different levels;
- Identify significant theoretical and technical advances in the discipline of genetics and the relationship between genetics and other disciplines in biology;
- Apply appropriate methods in genetics to solve problems in biology;
- Demonstrate scientific reasoning, problem solving and research skills;
- Analyse and interpret data derived from direct experimentation and from the literature;
- Identify and interpret scientific literature relevant to a topic in genetics;
- Demonstrate effective writing and oral presentation skills to communicate research findings.
Last updated: 13 April 2022