SLE339 - Human Genetics and Genomics

Year: 2019 unit information
Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:

Marina Telonis-Scott





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Contact hours:

1 x 2 hour class per week, 1 x 1 hour class per week, 5 x 3 hour practicals per trimester.


This unit concentrates on modern molecular aspects of genetic diseases using a case study approach. This will be valuable for students considering a clinical or medical research career. Various genetic diseases will be studied to illustrate principles of Mendelian and non-Mendelian genetics, mapping, linkage and isolation of human disease genes, mutation analysis, molecular pathology, prenatal diagnosis, gene therapy, carrier detection and ethical issues. Links to current research projects and clinical trials will be emphasised. Expert guest lecturers from other institutions will teach aspects of cytogenetics, genetic counseling and epigenetics.


Examination 50%, practical projects 30%, 2 x class tests (10% each) 20%

Prescribed texts

Read, 2015, New Clinical Genetics, 3rd edition, Scion Publishing Ltd

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