School Of Science And Health

GeneticsWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 300845.1

Discipline: GENETICS

Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 2

Credit Points: 10

Equivalent Units
BI201A - Genetics 2.2; 300547 - Human Genetics; 300623 - Genetics

300816 Cell Biology OR 300802 Biodiversity OR 300813 Wildlife Studies

About this Unit
Genetics has a lot to do with sex and how genes are passed from one generation to the next. This unit introduces the student to the important conceptual issues in genetics from Mendel to DNA, from chromosomes to population genetics and from peas and fruit flies to genomics. While there is an emphasis on Mendelian and population genetics the unit also covers important concepts in molecular genetics demonstrating the link between genotype and phenotype. As the semester proceeds students are encouraged to makes links between concepts and problem solving through a series of exercises that enhance an analytical view of genetics.

Special Requirements - Essential Equipment
Lab coat, enclosed footwear

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