Honours Program - Genetics

Major/Minor/Specialisation !BH-SCI-MAJ+1015 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Year and Campus: 2016


Dr John Golz
School of BioSciences


Email: jgolz@unimelb.edu.au


Honours in Genetics is a one-year program designed to extend students' knowledge and skills through a supervised research project together with advanced coursework in genetics.

The Honours year in Genetics is an integrated package consisting of a research project and course work conducted under the supervision of a member of staff and an assessing committee which meets with the student during the year and provides valuable feedback. The research project continues throughout the year and is assessed by the presentation of a research talk and a written report at the end of the year. The coursework consists of lectures and discussions on various topics together with written and oral presentations.

Admission requirements

In addition to satisfying the Bachelor of Science (Degree with Honours) or the Bachelor of Biomedicine (Degree with Honours) entry requirements, students are required to have completed stream specific prerequisite.

Honours in Genetics is available as start of year intake only.

Learning Outcomes:

Honours in Genetics is a one year program designed to extend students' knowledge of Genetics, to begin more professional training as a scientist and to assess abilities and interest for research.

Structure & Available Subjects:

Students must complete 75 points of research.

Students must complete 25 points of coursework.

Subject Options:

Research component

Students enrol in a total of 75 points of research project across the duration of the Honours program. This is achieved by enrolling in a combination of the following subjects in appropriate semesters to achieve a total 75 credit points.

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1, Semester 2

Coursework component

Students enrol in two 12.5 point coursework subjects.

Core subject

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:


Either one of the following core subjects which are available in alternate years:

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Not offered in 2016
Links to further information: http://www.genetics.unimelb.edu.au/teaching/prospective/honours.html

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