GENE4003 Integrated Topics in Genetics II

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)

If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.

AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1OnlineOnline flexible 100% Online Unit. NO campus face-to-face attendance is required to complete this unit. All study requirements are online only. Unit is asynchronous delivery, with NO requirement for students to participate online at specific times.
Semester 2OnlineOnline flexible 100% Online Unit. NO campus face-to-face attendance is required to complete this unit. All study requirements are online only. Unit is asynchronous delivery, with NO requirement for students to participate online at specific times.
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
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (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)
Dr Archa Fox and Dr Song Zhang
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Health Science (71540), Master of Biotechnology (71580) or the Master of Biomedical Science(71520) and GENE4002 Integrated Topics in Genetics I or a major in Genetics or (GENE2230 Molecular Genetics I and GENE2250 Principles of Inheritance) or equivalent.
Incompatibility:
GENE3340 Molecular Genetics II and GENE3350 Evolution and Development
Contact hours
6 x 2 hr tutorials over the course of a semester.
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