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SLE339 - Human Genetics

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Michael Cater

Prerequisite:

SLE254

Corequisite:

SLE010

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

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

Content

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.

Assessment

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

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