SLE339 - Human Genetics and Genomics


2021 unit information

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




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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

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 diseases using a case study approach. This 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 and clinical trials will be emphasised. Expert guest lecturers from other institutions will teach aspects of cytogenetics, genetic counseling and epigenetics.

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