BA (Honors) in Human Genetics: Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Key points

  • Work permit while you study

  • Post Graduation Work Permit for 12 months

  • Guaranteed labor practices

  • Starting dates: September

  • Duration: 4 years
  • Level 8 Degree

  • Type: Full Time
  • Hours: Daytime
  • Enrollment Fee: From € 27,254 / year

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Human genetics is the study of genes, or heredity, in humans. Examine the effects of these genes in both individuals and societies. It has developed rapidly in the last decade as new technologies have made it possible to study genes in much greater detail, rapidly sequence the genomes of humans and other species, and develop ways to correct disease-causing mutations using powerful technologies such as gene editing. genome.

Human Genetics is run by the Department of Genetics, which is part of the Faculty of Genetics and Microbiology and is housed at the Smurfit Institute of Genetics with state-of-the-art research facilities. There are 12 faculty members and a number of academic associates working in a wide range of areas of human genetics ranging from medical genetics, gene-based drugs, pharmacogenomics, stem cells to ancient and modern human population genetics. , among other areas.

The Department of Genetics has an international reputation for high-quality research and more than 50 years of experience in teaching Human Genetics and Genetics to undergraduate students. The Department’s teaching is driven by research; College students are taught by active research scientists with excellent backgrounds in their chosen fields

Program structure

Students who wish to study Human Genetics must first study two years of Biological and Biomedical Sciences and can select Human Genetics as their area of ​​specialization for the third and fourth years at the end of the second year.

  • Biochemistry
  • Botany
  • Environmental sciences
  • Genetics
  • Human genetics
  • Immunology
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular medicine
  • Neuroscience
  • Physiology
  • Zoology

During the third year, students will learn about the fundamentals of Human Genetics through a combination of lecture courses and practical classes. To this end, students will be exposed to different areas of Human Genetics ranging from medical genetics to the genetic programs that underpin cell biology.

Practical classes teach students about key techniques and analysis methods that are widely used in Human Genetics.

Subjects include:

  • Medical Genetics
  • Pharmacogenomics
  • Eukaryote Molecular Genetics
  • Genomics and Systems Biology
  • Evolutionary Genetics Neurogenetics
  • Molecular Genetics Laboratory
  • Analytical Genetics Laboratory
  • Human Genomics Data Management
  • Human Genetics Tutorials
  • Human Genetics Review

In fourth year, students can choose, largely based on their interests, between various lecture courses in different areas of human genetics. Students spend 10 to 12 weeks in a laboratory at the Institute and participate in ongoing cutting-edge research projects.

  • Review of the literature on human genetics
  • Capstone Human Genetics Research Project
  • Lecture topics including: Principles of Human Genetics, Transgenic Animals and Gene Therapy, Cancer Genetics and Epigenetics, Prion-like Proteins, Apoptosis, Stem Cell Biology, Molecular Evolution
  • Genetics and Immunology of Neural Diseases
  • Human Evolutionary Genetics
  • Neural Development Genetics
  • Behavioral Genetics

Admission requirements

  • More than 17 years.
  • Applicants will require a baccalaureate degree officially translated into English, along with their grades.
  • IELTS 6.5 or higher (or its internationally recognized equivalent).

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