Molecular Cell Biology

Unit set code: HMAMCB | Study level: Undergraduate | Unit set type: Major
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The Molecular Cell Biology major builds on the knowledge of introductory cell function and molecular mechanisms, acquired from the first year core units. The suite of units offered in this major focuses on the investigation of the human body at the molecular and cellular levels, with emphasis on the molecular basis of disease. Understanding the molecular techniques utilized in molecular biomedicine will underpin this major. Students will develop both theoretical and laboratory skills essential for becoming successful professionals in both research and clinical based biomedical science.

Unit set structure

For a major study students must complete ninety-six (96) credit points of study, comprising:

  • Eight (8) Specialist Area units.
What is a unit?

A full course is made up of several smaller topics or subjects. These are referred to as 'units'.
Most courses have compulsory 'core' units, as well as optional units.


'Credit points' are the value that each unit contributes towards your course.
Most units at VU are worth 12 credit points. You will need to complete the required course credit points to graduate.

As part of a course

This unit set is studied as part of the following course(s):

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