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Evolutionary and Conservation Genetics

Undergraduate | MAQ-BIOX3110 | 2024

Study method
100% online
Subject may require attendance
Entry requirements
Part of a degree
13 weeks
Start dates
19 Feb 2024

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Evolutionary and Conservation Genetics

About this subject

  • On successful completion you will be able to

    1. Explain why and how genetic factors have key importance in conservation biology
    2. Apply conservation genetic theory in order to propose management strategies for both wild and captive populations
    3.  Synthesise and evaluate information on contemporary topics in conservation and evolutionary genetics
    4. Explain the importance of genetic diversity, and identify the phenomena that influence and maintain genetic diversity in population
    5. Identify and apply appropriate statistical formulae to solve questions in conservation and evolutionary genetics

Entry requirements

Part of a degree

To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:


  • MAQ-BSC-DEG-2024 - Bachelor of Science

Prior study

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:


130cp at 1000 level or above including BIOX2110

Additional requirements

  • Other requirements - Students who have an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion under Macquarie University's Academic Progression Policy are not permitted to enrol in OUA subject offered by Macquarie University. Students with an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion who have enrolled in subjects through OUA will be withdrawn.

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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Related degrees

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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Bachelor of Science

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