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Human Genetics and Evolutionary Medicine

Undergraduate | MAQ-BIOX3120 | 2024

Study method
100% online
Subject may require attendance
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
18 weeks
Start dates
19 Feb 2024

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Human Genetics and Evolutionary Medicine

About this subject

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

    1. Solve problems in human genetics using appropriate analytical methods and a variety of up to date resources
    2. Interpret and demonstrate understanding of the primary scientific literature
    3. Explain the importance of new techniques in human genetics for understanding human disease
    4. Explain the principles of evolutionary biology and their role in human health and disease
    5. Utilise basic bioinformatic skills, including handling of genetic sequence data
    6. Understand genetics and its basis in human disease

Entry requirements

Prior study

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


completion of 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 units offered by Macquarie University. Students with an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion who have enrolled in units through OUA will be withdrawn.

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

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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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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