Molecular Life Sciences



Molecular Life Sciences aim to understand and describe the biology of life at the level of atoms and molecules in the context of cells, tissues and entire organisms. It is based on the chemistry of life and the physical laws that govern it. Throughout this major you will study topics including biochemistry, microbiology, physiology and genetics. Fundamental research in Molecular Life Sciences underpins all efforts to develop new drugs and treatments. This major will enable you to acquire an advanced understanding of chemical, physiological and genetic processes that determine health and disease at the molecular level. In addition, technical skills relevant for biomedical research will be obtained. This major prepares graduates for a successful career in basic and applied research, future employment in the pharmaceutical and biomedical industries, and the wider health care sector.

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Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

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  • Principles of Physiology SLE211
  • Biochemical Metabolism SLE222
  • Molecular Biology Techniques SLE321 ~
  • Human Genetics and Genomics SLE339 ~
  • Principles of Pharmacology HMM301
  • Toxicology SLE312
  • ~ Available at the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus from 2020

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