Mammalian Genetics provides an in depth understanding of the principles underlying inheritance. The course begins with the mechanisms of cellular reproduction and chromosome replication and how this relates to genetic diversity and evolution. Students will learn about gene structure and function and the relationship between genes and proteins. Different types of genetic mutation will be discussed in the context of natural variability and disease. This course also covers pedigree analysis and the different modes of inheritance: recessive and dominant, autosomal and sex linked traits and how genetic changes can be observed and quantified at the population level. Students will also be asked to consider the ethical issues associated with new gene based technologies in animals and humans. This course also provides an introduction to bioinformatics; students will learn how to access and interpret information from large molecular databases and use this information to investigate a gene of interest.
For further information regarding the course please refer to the Course Outline found at the following link.
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Note: Due to the Job-ready Graduates Package new funding clusters and contribution amounts will take effect in the 2021 academic year. Grandfathering arrangements will be in place for students who would see an increase in their contribution amounts. Under these arrangements, students who commenced their course of study before 1 January 2021 facing increased student contribution amounts for a unit, will instead have their student contribution and Australian Government contribution amounts remain as they were under the previous arrangements (with existing rates being indexed by CPI each year). If continuing students are enrolled in units that will see their student contribution amount lowered, their student contributions will be the lowered amount