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DC168
Genetics and Cell Biology

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the QQI, HEA or Higher Education Institutes.

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4 Years
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Genetics involves the study of DNA, and how physical characteristics are passed from parent to child. It is used to find links between specific genes and diseases, and to develop pest, disease, and drought resistant plants.

The course incorporates the theoretical and practical aspects of molecular and cellular biology.

During the first year, students take a common course in science, before studying genetics, biochemistry of the cell, and microbiology. The course also includes practical laboratory work and a major research project in the final year.

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PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.

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Note: Information for 2018 Entry
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CASLT  5M3807  Laboratory Techniques


Essential Module Requirements:
Distinctions in 5 modules including 4 from the following modules: C20011 - Chemistry
or 5N2747 - Chemistry
C20006 - Biology
or 5N2746 - Biology
C20048 - Physics
or 5N1460 - Physics
C20139 - Mathematics
or 5N1833 - Mathematics
C20033 - Laboratory Techniques
or 5N2751 - Laboratory Skills
and a pass in C20139 - Mathematics
or 5N1833 - Mathematics

Note: Information for 2018 Entry

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The course involves lab work and a six month work placement (INTRA) in third year.

Graduates enter careers in the fields of Molecular and Cellular biology, Research, Education, Pharmaceutical Sector, Diagnostics, Healthcare , Medicine, and Genome Science.



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