You can still enrol for classes starting in February

This subject is accepting enrolments until 29 Feb

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

Macquarie University logo


Undergraduate | MAQ-BIOX2110 | 2024

Study method
Online & on-campus
Subject may require attendance
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
18 weeks
Start dates
19 Feb 2024

Price from


Upfront cost


HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP available


About this subject

  • On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

    1. Describe how genetic processes apply to agriculture, human health, society, and the environment
    2. Apply numeracy and basic principles of genetics to solve problems and draw conclusions from genetic data
    3. Describe routine techniques used to assay genetic variation in populations
    4. Demonstrate proficiency in the use of genetic research tools (pipettes, gel electrophoresis, sequence analysis)
    5. Analyse genetic data using some common population genetic software and bioinformatic tools
    6. Source, synthesise and critically evaluate information from the literature in written and oral formats

Entry requirements

Prior study

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

and one of


Co-requisite (STAT1170 or STAT170) or (STAT1371 or STAT171) or FOSE1015
NCCW (pre-2020 units): BIOL206
Pre-requisite: (BIOL1110 or BIOL115) and ((BIOL1310 or BIOL114) or (BIOL1210 or BIOL108) or (BIOL1610 or BIOL116) or (BIOL1620))

Additional requirements

  • Attendance requirements - On-campus session attendance required

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

Macquarie University logo


Bachelor of Science

Single subject FAQs

Tell us a little about yourself

Keep track of your favourites

Create a free account or sign in to:

Create a free accountSign in