SLE254 - Genetics and Genomics


2023 unit information

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

SLE111 or SLE144



Incompatible with: SBB213
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

3 x 1 hour online classes 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 mating. 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.

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