Law and Synthetic Biology (5338LAW)

This course is an introduction to the law as it applies to synthetic biology (genetics and engineering ideas applied to genetics) and examines in detail the various regulatory schemes that control the exploitation of synthetic biology and its products. Following a basic introduction to genetics thinking and the knowledges of genetics (and science as a knowledge system more broadly), you will learn how the discipline of science interacts with the discipline of law and its engagement with the detail of regulatory decision making, and you will gain an understanding of the current and upcoming challenges facing our embrace of technology. This course can be taken as a free choice elective.

Course study information

Credit points (awarded)

10 (10)

Study level


Student contribution band

Band 3

Usually available

Gold Coast Trimester 1

Course offerings and timetables


Key dates

Course start date
25 February 2019
Last day to add a course
10 March 2019
Last day to drop a course without financial penalty (Census date)
24 March 2019
Last day to drop a course without academic penalty
28 April 2019

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Class Availability When Where Notes
You must attend this Lecture
Lecture (11644) Open Monday 14:00 - 15:50
Weeks 1 - 7, 8 - 12
Lecture Theatres 3/4 Complex
Gold Coast Campus