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Human and Population Genetics (6 points)


Leader: Associate Professor Steve McKechnie

Clayton Second semester 2003 (Day)
Malaysia Second semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2004 (Day)
Malaysia Second semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: Genetic variation among human individuals and among populations provide a focus, as does the basic concepts of population and quantitative genetics. Topics include multifactorial traits in plants, animals and humans, genetics of cancer, selected congenital single-gene disorders, the human genome project, the genes and DNA profiling techniques of both forensic science and paternity testing.

Assessment: Examination (3 hours): 60% + Practical work (mid-semester and end-of-semester test, 50 mins each): 35% + Satisfactory completion of five brief (<300 words) written reports + Weekly assignments: 5%

Contact Hours: Two 1-hour lectures and one 3-hour combined tutorial/laboratory session per week

Prohibitions: BMS2042

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