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SLE254 - Genetics

Unit details

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

Michael Cater


SLE111 or SLE144



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

3 x 1 hour class per week, 4 x 3 hour practicals per trimester.


The basic principles of genetics will be examined in this unit and topics covered will span the basis of heredity through to evolution and genetic diversity. 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, and inbreeding and non-random matings. Additionally, students will develop laboratory techniques/skills relevant to researching genetics, in a group environment, and ascertain how research projects are undertaken in this discipline.


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

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