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SLE254 - Genetics

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Previously coded as:

SBB254

Unit chair:

Craig Sherman

Prerequisite:

SLE111 or SLE144

Corequisite:

SLE010

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

3 x 1 hour class per week, 4 x 3 hour practical sessions per trimester

Note: You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

The basic principles of genetics will be examined in this unit and will cover topics that span from the genetic basis of heredity through to the evolution and genetic diversity of animal and plant populations. This unit will cover Mendelian genetics, chromosomal structure, mutation and DNA repair, sex determination, the Hardy-Weinberg principle, recombination, linkage and disequilibrium, natural selection, genetic drift, inbreeding and non-random mating, population subdivision and gene flow and molecular population genetics.

Assessment

In-class test 30%, practical project (1 x 20%, 1x 15%) 35%, examination 35%

Unit Fee Information

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