UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

GENE4003 Integrated Topics in Genetics II

Credit 6 points
  Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Multi-mode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Multi-mode
Content This unit consists of lectures and related activities focusing on advanced topics in genetics and genomics. The lectures are prerecorded and organised into modules that cover topics including genomics, transcriptomics, epigenetics, developmental and evolutionary genetics, and the influence of the environment over gene expression. Advances in genetic and genomic technologies and how they are used to analyse genes and genomes are also a focus. 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) participation and attendance. 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)

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