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Undergraduate | RMI-SCB310 | 2023

Gene Technologies

Grasp the principles and methods of emerging gene technology. Study the structure and function of macromolecules. Examine gene cloning and expression systems. Learn how technology is used to change the genetic makeup of cells to diagnose and treat disease.

Study method
Online & on-campus
100% online
Entry requirements
Part of a degree
13 weeks

Start dates

  • 28 Aug 2023

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Gene Technologies

About this subject

  • At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

    • Understand the fundamentals of many of the emerging techniques;
    • Understand applications of molecular and genetic technologies;
    • Understand how these can be applied in medicine, agriculture, diagnostics and environmental technologies.

Entry requirements

To enrol in this subject, you must be admitted into a degree.


This subject assumes a level of knowledge in genetics, cell biology and biochemistry equivalent to at least the completion of a second year tertiary subject.

Additional requirements

  • Attendance requirements - Mandatory lab practical's are scheduled to run for this subject at the RMIT City Campus (Melbourne, Australia): SP3: Oct 31 - Nov 3 (4 half days from 1.30 - 5.00 pm)

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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