This subject requires on campus attendance. Refer to Additional Requirements for more information.

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Genes to Organisms

Undergraduate | MAQ-BIOX1110 | 2024

Study method
Online & on-campus
Subject may require attendance
Enrol by
14 July 2024
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
18 weeks
Start dates
22 July 2024

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Genes to Organisms

About this subject

  • On successful completion, a student will be able to:

    1. define how biological information is encoded in the structure of the genetic molecule, DNA
    2. explain the flow of biological information in living systems
    3. describe how large macromolecules, such as nucleic acids and proteins are constructed from simpler building blocks
    4. explain how eukaryotic cells are constructed, in terms of the structure and functions of organelles
    5. describe how genetic information is transmitted through the generations, and the evolutionary process
    6. discuss modern applications of genetics and genomics
    7. analyse scientific data and use the basic elements of scientific writing to write reports.

Entry requirements


NCCW (pre-2020 units): BIOL115
NCCW (2020 and onwards): BIOL1110 Genes to Organisms

Additional requirements

  • Attendance requirements - The practical classes for this subject are held over four days at the Macquarie University campus in North Ryde (Sydney, NSW)
  • 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 Students with an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion who have enrolled in subjects through OUA will be withdrawn.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.

Find out more information on Commonwealth Loans to understand what this means to your eligibility for financial support.

What to study next?

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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