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    About the Genetics Course

    The degree course of the Genetics specialty is provided at the first (Bachelor of Arts in Genetics) and Second (Master of Arts in Genetics) levels of higher education. Genetics is the study of DNA, genes, and heredity. It examines gene development, structure, and function in all kinds of living organisms. Plants, animals, humans, and bacteria are all studied as a part of genetics. The course in Genetics aims to answer questions about how and why specific characteristics of a species are passed from one generation to the next.

    The Genetics course at the International European University, Poland is ideal if students want to gain an interdisciplinary approach to Genetics. Students have a wide range of options to tailor the course to their developing interests. Genetics encompasses the molecular studies of genes and genetic engineering, through human genetics and disease, to population genetics. Knowledge of human and other genomes continues to have a great impact on biotechnology, medicine, and conservation. The European School of Life Sciences in Poland provides students with the opportunity to learn in new, spacious, and modern teaching laboratories which provide excellent facilities for practicals and small group project work, alongside state-of-art computing facilities.

    Name of the specialty – Genetics;

    Level of Higher Education – First (Bachelor of Science in Genetics) and Second (Master of Science in Genetics) level;

    The list of specializations and educational programs — Molecular Genetics, Population Genetics, Medical Genetics, Epigenetics, Genomics, Bioinformatics, Genetic Counseling, Genetic Engineering, Gene Therapy, Pharmacogenetics, Genomic Medicine, Genomic Data Science;

    The total amount of credits from the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System — 240 credits;

    The duration of studying – 4 years of full-time studying (Bachelor of Science in Genetics), 2 years of full-time studying (Master of Science in Genetics).

    Educational Process

    A degree in Genetics at the International European University, Poland can provide students with subject-specific skills including an understanding of biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, and physiology; the function and expression of genes and an understanding of the current state of genetic research, methodology, ethics, and technology. Useful transferable skills students can develop include numeracy, data analysis, communication, and problem-solving. Genetics graduates are amongst the most likely to go on to further study — around 40% take a postgraduate degree and many careers in the chosen field, particularly in research, require a postgraduate qualification. Employers that recruited first-degree graduates in genetics last year included hospitals, universities, and the pharmaceutical industry.

    After graduating students are able:

    • To categorize human chromosomes;
    • To relate chromosome mutations and genetic diseases;
    • To compare the genetic structure of human gonosomes;
    • To illustrate gene families;
    • To question the human genome about the size and functional activity;
    • To illustrate autosomal genetic diseases;
    • To categorize diagnosis procedures of genetic diseases;
    • To explain the genetic principal of cancer;
    • To debate the development of human genome studies;
    • To estimate the advantage and disadvantages of human genome projects;
    • To display a broad understanding of core molecular genetics concepts including molecular biology, genetics, cell biology, physiology, and evolution;
    • To demonstrate working knowledge in a defined skill set of molecular biology and biotechnology protocols, including PCR, genetic mapping, gene isolation and cloning, DNA sequencing, and sequence analysis;
    • To explain key concepts of genome organization and manipulation in-depth, such as assembly of physical maps of genomes, sequencing methods, and strategies, genome annotation and bioinformatics, comparative genomics, global gene expression profiling, and transgenic plant and animal technologies;
    • To demonstrate proficiency in quantitative reasoning and analytical skills;
    • To analyze, interpret, and present methodology and results from primary literature in the discipline;
    • To exhibit a broad understanding of core molecular genetics and biology concepts including bioinformatics, molecular biology, genetics, cellular biology, physiology, and evolution;
    • To perform independently key biotechnology and molecular biology benchwork protocols and can use popular computational software packages for DNA sequence analysis as they apply to plant and animal improvement programs or microbial genomics;
    • To explain key concepts of genome organization and manipulation in-depth, for example, sequencing methods and strategies, genome annotation, comparative genomics, global gene expression profiling, metagenomics, and transgenic plant and animal technologies;
    • To demonstrate proficiency in applying the quantitative and analytical skills necessary for successful research science and/or clinical health careers;
    • To design properly controlled experiments, critically analyze experimental data in the literature, and write scripts to parse genomic datasets;
    • To summarize the background, methodology, results, and conclusions of a set of experiments, as published in a single or multiple related scientific papers, and lead classroom discussions on them.

    Compulsory Subjects

    The curriculum covers a comprehensive range of subjects. The major subjects (or modules) are:

    • Genetic Analysis
    • Honors Computational Genetics
    • Quantitative Biology and Bioinformatics
    • Computational Genetics of Big Data
    • Introduction to Research in Genetics
    • Introduction to Molecular Biology Research
    • Honors Molecular Biology Research
    • Honors Introduction to Research in Molecular Biology
    • Introduction to Biochemistry
    • Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
    • Effective Communication Skills in Genetics
    • Becoming a Bioscientist: Core Skills
    • Life on Earth
    • Genetics
    • Molecules of Life
    • Cells to Organisms
    • Becoming a Bioscientist: Experimental Design and Communication
    • Becoming a Bioscientist: Research in Action
    • Population Genetics and Evolution
    • Genome Expression and Maintenance
    • Molecular Genetics
    • Molecular Biotechnology
    • Cell Biology
    • Ecological Solutions for Global Challenges
    • Molecular Microbiology
    • The Immune System
    • Neuroscience
    • Practical Ecology
    • Behavioral Ecology
    • Bioenterprise
    • Advanced Topics in Biotechnology
    • Evolution
    • Advanced Topics in Gene Expression
    • Human Genetics
    • Cancer Cell and Molecular Biology
    • Conserving Biodiversity in the Anthropocene
    • Aging and Regenerative Medicine
    • Pathogens
    • Molecular Machinery in Action
    • Advanced Topics in Neuroscience
    • Trends in Microbiology
    • Haematology and Immunology in Health and Disease
    • Molecular Recognition
    • Current Research in Ecology
    • Ecology Field Course

    Career Perspectives

    A Degree in Genetics at IEU, Poland opens students to a wide variety of career options at every degree level. Most graduating majors attend graduate or professional school (medicine, dentistry, optometry, osteopathic medicine, etc.) or obtain a technical position doing research in an industry or an academic institution. After completing the professional education program of the specialty «Genetics» at IEU, Poland a specialist can perform professional work as:

    • Animal Geneticist
    • Biochemist
    • Biotechnologist
    • Data Scientist
    • Epidemiologist
    • Forensic Scientist
    • Medical Science Liaison
    • Physician Associate
    • Scientific Laboratory Technician
    • Science Writer
    • Secondary School Teacher
    • Academic Researcher
    • Biomedical Scientist
    • Clinical Research Associate
    • Clinical Scientist, Genomics
    • Clinical Scientist, Immunology
    • Genetic Counsellor
    • Plant Breeder/Geneticist
    • Research Scientist (Life Sciences)
    • Research Scientist (Medical)
    • Parasitologist
    • Geneticist
    • Pharmaceutical Researcher
    • Bioinformatics Technician
    • Genomics Researcher
    • Pharmaceutical Sales Rep
    • Biomedical Researcher
    • Immunologist
    • Physician
    • Biostatistician
    • Laboratory Technician
    • Plant Geneticist
    • Biotechnologist
    • Medical Doctor
    • Regulatory Affairs Specialist
    • College Professor
    • Medical Technician
    • Research Assistant
    • Cytogeneticist
    • Microbiologist
    • Science Writer
    • Embryologist
    • Molecular Biologist
    • Teacher/Professor
    • Forensic DNA Analyst
    • Molecular Genetic Technologist
    • Technical Writer
    • Forensics Specialist
    • Mycologist
    • Veterinarian

    Why Study Genetics in Europe?

    If you’re looking to study Genetics in Europe, the International European University in Poland is an excellent option for international students. Our Life Sciences School is consistently ranked among the TOP-10 Life Sciences Schools in Europe, and the quality of education is top-notch. Studying Genetics at IEU, Poland offers a fantastic opportunity to obtain a high-quality degree from one of the best universities in the EU.

    At IEU, Poland, international students gain access to award-winning teaching methods and internationally recognized qualifications used worldwide. Pursuing a degree in Genetics from IEU, Poland involves practicing Genetics skills through various classroom discussions, group activities, and individual assignments. By studying Genetics at IEU, Poland, students acquire the skills and knowledge to communicate effectively in Genetics.

    Career Perspectives in Europe
    Earning a degree in Genetics from IEU, Poland can prepare you for various career opportunities in the public and private sectors. Graduates can find work in sciences, medicine, education, and many other fields, or even start their businesses. Studying Genetics at IEU, Poland can also increase your earning potential and make you stand out in the job market.

    Application Process for Genetics Degree in Europe
    The application process for a Genetics Degree at IEU, Poland is easy and fast compared to other European Genetics universities. International students are provided with full support along the way, making it easy to collect necessary documents, submit the application, and obtain a Student Visa.

    Rich Cultural Experience in Europe
    At IEU, Poland, international students get to experience Polish culture, which is rich in history and tradition. Country exploring is an eye-opening experience for students who have never left their home country before. During their time abroad, students can also travel around Europe, which allows them to see how other cultures live and what they value most about life. Pursuing a Genetics Degree abroad offers unforgettable experiences, such as visiting museums or historical sites, trying new foods from around the world, learning how people celebrate holidays differently, meeting new friends from all over the world who share similar interests, and many more!

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