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Recent advances in Molecular Cellular 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, and Cell Biology 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.
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Specialisation Structure

Students must complete 84 UOC.

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Recommended Electives

The following courses are recommended electives for students enrolled in this major, but are not required as part of the major.

- BABS3281 Molecular Frontiers (6 UOC) (highly recommended for students who are planning to undertake Honours)
- BABS3021 Microbial Genetics (6 UOC) or MICR3621 Microbial Genetics (Advanced) (6 UOC)
- BINF3010 Applied Bioinformatics (6 UOC)

Additional Information


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

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