Why study Reproduction, Genetics and Development?
The key answer is because you are interested in, and motivated by, the science that will allow us to improve human health. Our Reproduction, Genetics and Development students have a reputation for excellence and are sought-after by a wide range of employers both here in New Zealand and overseas.
One of the key objectives in current biomedical science research is to understand the interplay between our genes and physiology during reproduction and development. In simple terms, how do our genes guide our development and what happens when this goes astray?
In this major, you will examine the biology of reproduction, embryo formation and development, and the genetics underlying these events.
You will also have the opportunity to explore key anatomical and genetic techniques.
Your working life might begin with an innovative biotechnology company or with a more established company in the pharmaceutical, biomedical, or agricultural sectors.
Alternatively, you might be employed by a research institute, in a university, government agency or local authority and use the scientific skills you have learned during your studies to provide policy, technical, or diagnostic advice.
A significant number of our BBiomedSc graduates are also successful in obtaining PhD positions or gaining postgraduate entry into professional health programmes such as Dentistry, Medicine, and Pharmacy.