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SLE339 - Human Genetics

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:


EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Michael Cater





Incompatible with:


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 disease using a case study approach.  It 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 will be emphasized.  Aspects of cytogenetics and genetic counseling will be taught by input from guest lecturers from Genetic Health Services Victoria and other institutions as appropriate.


Examination 50%, practical projects 30%, class tests 20%

Unit Fee Information

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

Unit fee information available soon

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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