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Medical genetics and forensic biology (6 points)


Leader: Dr Karen Bailey

Clayton First semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: The study of genetics and it applications to medicine and forensic biology including genetic disorders, genetic screening and DNA profiling. Topics include cytogenetics, immunogenetics, genetic counselling and gene therapy. The impact and ethics of recent genetic advances on both the individual and society will be discussed. The course will focus on current techniques in DNA testing both in medical diagnosis and forensic biology. Practical sessions will involve an analysis of human chromosomes and aspects of genetic counselling.

Assessment: Examination (2 hours): 50% + Practical work: 30% + Syndicated sessions: 10% + Oral presentation: 10%

Contact Hours: 2-hours lectures and 3-hours practical session per week

Prerequisites: 12 points from GEN2041, GEN2052, MOL2011, MOL2022, BMS2021, BMS2042 + Recommended: GEN2052 or BMS2042

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