UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

GENE4002 Integrated Topics in Genetics I

Credit 6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content This unit consists of lectures and related activities focusing on Mendelian genetics and introductory level molecular, population, cyto- and quantitative genetics. The lectures are prerecorded and organised into modules that cover mechanisms and techniques of molecular genetics, mutation and repair, linkage analysis, gene function and expression, and transgenesis in animals and plants. Face-to-face tutorials will focus on student understanding of the learning outcomes associated with each lecture module.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) become knowledgeable in and have an appreciation for molecular genetic mechanisms, mutation and repair, gene function, transgenesis in animals and plants, genes controlling developmental processes in eukaryotic organisms, and the influences of evolution and the environment animals and plants; and (2) gain advanced knowledge of genomic and post-genomic technologies, how genomes are analysed and the resources available to do this.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) online quizzes consisting of multiple choice questions and/or short anwers; (2) worksheets; and (3) attendance and participation. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Associate Professor Martha Ludwig
Unit rules
Prerequisites: enrolment in the Master of Biological Science (72520), Master of Biotechnology (71580) or the Master of Agricultural Science (72510)
Unit OutlineSemester 1 : http://www.unitoutlines.science.uwa.edu.au/Units/GENE4002/SEM-1/2017
Semester 2 : http://www.unitoutlines.science.uwa.edu.au/Units/GENE4002/SEM-2/2017

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