Subject details

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

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

    • Basic molecular cloning technologies
    • Regulation of gene expression in eukaryotes
    • Genome editing
    • Next generation of genome sequencingDNA sequencing technologies
    • Introduction to bioinformatics
    • Forensic application of molecular biology
    • recombinant vaccines
    • Nanobiotechnology

Entry Requirements


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.

Special requirements

No special requirements

  • practical report (20%)
  • quizzes, problems assignments (30%)
  • Invigilated Exam (50%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject.

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