Human Genetics and Evolutionary Medicine
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- 20 Feb 2023
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On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to
- Solve problems in human genetics using appropriate analytical methods and a variety of up to date resources
- Interpret and demonstrate understanding of the primary scientific literature
- Explain the importance of new techniques in human genetics for understanding human disease
- Explain the principles of evolutionary biology and their role in human health and disease
- Utilise basic bioinformatic skills, including handling of genetic sequence data
- Understand genetics and its basis in human disease
- 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:
completion of 130cp at 1000 level or above including BIOX2110 Additional requirements Other requirements - Students who have an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion under Macquarie University's Academic Progression Policy are not permitted to enrol in OUA units offered by Macquarie University. Students with an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion who have enrolled in units through OUA will be withdrawn.
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This unit deals with the molecular, cellular and population basis of the genetics of human beings in relation to disease and evolutionary medicine. Topics include: genetics, genomics, disease gene discovery, evolutionary medicine and the social and ethical implications of studies in human genetics. Emphasis is placed upon the enormous impact which recent molecular advances have had upon the subject, as well as techniques of genetic analysis. Comparisons with the genetics of other vertebrates are made wherever appropriate.
- Practical problem sets (25%)
- Literature review (25%)
- Final Examination (50%)
Current study term: 19 Feb 23 to 04 Jun 23
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