On completion of this course students should have achieved:
- a broad knowledge in the field of genetics;
- a capacity to use experimentation in genetics to understand aspects of biology; and
- a capacity to integrate various theoretical and experimental approaches to problems in genetics.
Intended learning outcomes
Areas of specialisation
The coursework and research components of this Postgraduate Diploma in Science enable students to further their knowledge in the following areas: classical genetics; the history of genetics; population and evolutionary genetics; ecological genetics; molecular genetics; and developmental genetics. Typical research projects study aspects of heavy metal detoxification mechanisms in plants and animals; copper metabolism in mammals and the role of copper in neurodegenerative diseases; gene regulation in fungi;; the ecological, evolutionary and molecular genetics of insecticide resistance; evolutionary genetics; and developmental genetics.
Last updated: 30 January 2024