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Introduction to essential concepts and techniques in molecular genetics. Ideal introduction to research projects on gene expression or population/conservation/ecological genetics for those with minimal hands-on experience in genetics.
Polymerase chain reaction revolutionised research in the life sciences. The effects of this revolution can be felt across all sub-disciplines of contemporary biology; a general working knowledge, both theoretical and practical, of molecular biology is, therefore, often desirable to understanding scientific articles and answering research questions in animal science.
|Paper title||Essentials of Molecular Zoology|
|Teaching period||First Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,348.60|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$5,967.53|
- GENE 311, GENE 312, GENE 313, GENE 314, GENE 360
- Limited to
- BSc(Hons), MSc, PGDipSci
- Suitable for graduates in the biological sciences who do not have much prior knowledge of genetics
- Teaching staff
- Teaching Arrangements
This postgraduate course contains a significant (individual) laboratory component. Lab work is done individually or in pairs, and requires for a minimum enrolment of 4 participants to be effective. The course will not be offered if this requirement is not met.
- Textbooks are not required for this paper.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Research, Self-motivation.
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- Learning Outcomes
- The goal of this paper is to enable students to fully appreciate the power of molecular genetics and its use in answering scientific questions.