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Minor

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Diploma in Science

Study the molecular events controlling the growth and development of cells and organisms in all living things.

In this minor, you'll develop a comprehensive understanding of the chemical basis of life and its relevance to research and development in areas like medicine, proteomics, genomics, bioinformatics, biotechnology and genetic engineering.

Learn how molecular events can go wrong in certain diseased states and how this contributes to the development of new drugs.

You’ll develop and apply your knowledge through practical laboratory experience, structured tutorials and specialised seminars.

Career paths lead to some the most exciting and challenging roles in science and medicine, from laboratories, hospitals or government agencies.

Highlights

1 in Queensland for chemistry

QS World University Rankings 2021

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Bioinformatician
  • Pharmaceutical marketing officer
  • Environmental and science communicator
  • Medical writer

Graduate salary

Science and mathematics (undergraduate)

$62K–$66K

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How you'll learn

In 2022, we'll be teaching on campus, with online options (for most programs and plans) for students who can't attend in person. See the list of programs and plans you can't commence online.

Course delivery modes may change in future semesters.

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Laboratory work
  • Seminars

What you'll study

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