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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.

    About this paper

    Paper title Essentials of Molecular Zoology
    Subject Zoology
    EFTS 0.1667
    Points 20 points
    Teaching period Not offered in 2023 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $1,409.28
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    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

    Associate Professor Mark Lokman

    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.


    Not offered in 2023

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
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