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GENE2230 Molecular Genetics I

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 2 core unit in the Genetics; Molecular Life Sciences; Human Sciences and Data Analytics; Biodiversity and Evolution; Plant Biology major sequences
  • Level 2 elective
Content
This unit will provide a foundation in genetics discussing: the molecules involved in gene expression; DNA damage, mutation and repair; the control of cell number in higher organisms; molecular genetic mechanisms; transgenesis; and genetic technologies. Unit theory will be delivered in a flipped-classroom format, using pre-recorded lectures to deliver content. Students will be required to review material prior to workshops and laboratory classes. Practical experience will be obtained via laboratory sessions designed to consolidate understanding of key methods in genetic analysis.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) become knowledgeable in and have an appreciation for molecular genetic mechanisms and techniques, DNA structure, mutation and repair, gene function, transposition, transgenesis in animals and plants, immunogenetics, regulation of cell number, and bioinformatics and genetic resources; (2) have experience in critical thinking, experimental design, data analysis and reporting; and (3) gain an intermediate level of technical ability in the molecular sciences that prepares them for acquiring advanced skills at Level 3.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) practical sessions; (2) a mid-semester test; and (3) a final examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

For units commencing in May 2022 or later the availability of the supplementary assessment is subject to confirmation.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Sean Ramsey and Dr Erika Bosio
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of SCIE1106 Molecular Biology of the Cell (ID 1019) or IMED1003 Cell Survival and Communication (ID 5967)
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
Contact hours
Consolidation workshops: 2 hours per fortnight; Laboratory classes: 2 hours per week; Pre recorded Lectures: 2 hours per week
Text

Pierce, B. A. Genetics: a Conceptual Approach, 4th edn: W. H. Freeman and Co 2012

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