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SLE254 - Genetics

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:


EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Belinda Appleton


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 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.


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

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

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2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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