COURSE: BSC IN HUMAN GENETICS

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3 Years Full Time
This programme equips graduate students with the necessary skills and knowledge required to enter the human genetics industry.

Type: undergraduate degree

Duration: 3 years full time

Compulsory Sujects


First year subjects:


  • Computer literacy

  • General chemistry

  • Academic literacy

  • Molecular and cell biology

  • General physics

  • Mathematics

  • Biometry

  • Plant biology

  • Information literacy

  • Introductory genetics

  • Introduction to microbiology

  • Animal diversity


Second year subjects:


  • Introduction to proteins and enzymes

  • Carbohydrate metabolism

  • Introductory neurophysics

  • Circulatory physiology

  • Gene and chromosome organisation

  • Growth diversity and control of bacteria

  • Lipids and nitrogen metabolism

  • Biochemistry in perspective

  • Lung and renal physics, acid and temperature

  • Genetic analysis and manipulation


Third year subjects:


  • Biochemistry of proteins

  • Biochemistry of nucleic acid

  • Immunobiology

  • Eukaryotic gene construction and development

  • Genomes

  • Advanced population genetics

  • Human genetics

  • Evolution and phylo-genetics

  • Applied medical genetics


Careers: human genetic scientist, researcher.

Source: www.up.ac.za

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