Comments about Postgraduate Diploma in Science (Genetics) - On Campus - Parkville - Victoria
On completion of this course students should have achieved: * A broad knowledge in the field of genetics; * A capacity to use experimentation in genetics to understand aspects of biology; and * A capacity to integrate various theoretical and experimental approaches to problems in genetics.
Postgraduate Diploma in Science (Genetics)
The coursework and research components of this Postgraduate Diploma in Science enable students to further their knowledge in the following areas: classical genetics; the history of genetics; population and evolutionary genetics; ecological genetics; molecular genetics; and developmental genetics. Typical research projects study aspects of heavy metal detoxification mechanisms in plants and animals; copper metabolism in mammals and the role of copper in neurodegenerative diseases; gene regulation in fungi;; the ecological, evolutionary and molecular genetics of insecticide resistance; evolutionary genetics; and developmental genetics.
Genetics Research Project (62.5 Points)
Content: An original, supervised research project.
Assessment: A research report of 40 pages (excluding figures, tables and appendices).
An oral exam.
An assessment of research performance.
Genetics Advanced Coursework (37.5 Points)
Content: Lectures and discussions on advanced topics in genetics.
Up to 25 points of appropriate Bachelor of Science subjects as required by the Head of Department.
Assessment: An essay on the background area of the research project (3000 word maximum). A written exam and a journal club presentation on the lecture topics.