Developmental biology

The fast-moving discipline of developmental biology is one of the most exciting and fulfilling fields in modern biomedical science.

Studying the process by which an adult organism develops from a single cell can lead to myriad crucial findings, such as discovering the causes for disease and birth defects.

Monash is a renowned leader in human anatomical sciences, and is internationally recognised for its outstanding research in developmental biology. For decades, the University has led the world in research on fetal development, reproductive biology and in-vitro fertilisation (IVF).

The study of Developmental biology covers complex topics such as classical embryology, body structure and design, gene expression and molecular mechanisms of development, causes of birth defects, stem-cell biology, tissue engineering, regenerative biology and medicine.

Cutting-edge laboratory work will provide optimum learning conditions under some of the world's leading researchers.

A major in Developmental biology will equip you with a broad understanding of the key cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying normal and abnormal human and animal development. You will also acquire the practical and laboratory techniques that are integral to the study of developmental biology, incorporating cellular, molecular and imaging techniques.

Developmental biology prepares graduates for a diverse range of careers. You might pursue a role as a biomedical research scientist, science educator, policy advisor, IVF scientist or forensic scientist, to name a few rewarding options.

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This area of study is offered in the following courses or can be taken where you have 8 free electives. To see if you can take this area of study within a double degree select from the course offering below.