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On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
- Describe how genetic processes apply to agriculture, human health, society, and the environment
- Apply numeracy and basic principles of genetics to solve problems and draw conclusions from genetic data
- Describe routine techniques used to assay genetic variation in populations
- Demonstrate proficiency in the use of genetic research tools (pipettes, gel electrophoresis, sequence analysis)
- Analyse genetic data using some common population genetic software and bioinformatic tools
- Source, synthesise and critically evaluate information from the literature in written and oral formats
- A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this subject will be provided in your study materials
You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:
Co-requisite (STAT1170 or STAT170) or (STAT1371 or STAT171) or FOSE1015 NCCW (pre-2020 units): BIOL206 Pre-requisite: (BIOL1110 or BIOL115) and ((BIOL1310 or BIOL114) or (BIOL1210 or BIOL108) or (BIOL1610 or BIOL116) or (BIOL1620))
- AttendanceDetails - On-campus session attendance required
Genetics occupies a central role in modern sciences, with profound implications for basic and applied research in biology, medicine and agriculture, as well as for a number of philosophical issues in human affairs. This unit offers a balanced approach to teach introductory principles of genetics. It combines sections on classical, molecular and population genetics presented in an integrative way. The practical sessions offer students the possibility of learning essential techniques and skills in modern molecular genetics.
- Practical Report (25%)
- Final Exam (45%)
- Test (10%)
- Problem Sets (5%)
- Seminar Poster (15%)