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GENE490 Dissertation

A supervised project involving original research and leading to the production of a dissertation.

This paper takes the form of an original laboratory-based research project under the supervision of an academic staff member that is conducted over two semesters. A final thesis is written at the end of the year. This paper is an essential component of the Genetics Honours programme, but may also be taken as part of a Postgraduate Diploma in Science with approval from the Director of the Genetics Teaching Programme or their nominee. Completion of a GENE 490 research project is required for direct entry into the PhD degree programme.

Paper title Dissertation
Paper code GENE490
Subject Genetics
EFTS 0.5000
Points 60 points
Teaching period Full Year
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,922.50
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $18,049.50

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Limited to
BAppSc(Hons), BSc(Hons), PGDipSci
Enrolments for this paper require departmental permission.
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Teaching staff
Students carry out GENE 490 under supervision of any member of the Genetics research and teaching staff.
Text books are not required for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes
  • Laboratory research expertise
  • Effective analysis and communication of scientific results

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Full Year

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system