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:
- Integrate understanding of genetic concepts and experimental approaches and apply this knowledge to biological systems at multiple scales of complexity from molecules to populations
- Articulate key principles and methods in the discipline of genetics and examine the contribution of contemporary advances to the discipline
- Critically evaluate and synthesise the scientific literature relevant to diverse and contemporary topics in Genetics
- Conceptualise, design, and apply methods and experiments that address key genetic principles
- Analyse and interpret data derived from direct laboratory and field experimentation, the scientific literature and from genomic databases
- Work effectively, responsibly, ethically, and safely both as individuals and as part of diverse teams to address problems in genetics
- Effectively communicate genetic concepts and scientific research to diverse audiences.
Last updated: 30 January 2024