GENETICS, HUMAN BIOLOGY AND EVOLUTION

BIO1GEN

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This is an introduction to general genetics and human biology suitable for students intending to pursue further studies in these areas or as a one-semester terminal subject. Included is the history and importance of genetics in understanding human nature and in improving quality of life. Topics include the nature and functioning of the genetic message, the mechanics of inheritance, developmental and quantitative genetics, genes in populations, conservation and ecological genetics, human behavioural genetics and the significance of human genetic variation, genetics in larger evolutionary patterns, the origin of life, speciation, macro-evolution and the origins of modern humans.

SchoolSchool of Molecular Sciences/LIMS

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJodie Young

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsEssentials of Genetics 9th EditionPrescribedKlug et al.PEARSON

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Recognize and describe the stages of meiosis and mitosis in relation to chromosome movements during reproduction.

Activities:
Practical test(s) - short answer questions, Final exam (MCQ's) Practical quizzes, written assignment

02. Recognize and describe DNA structure, DNA replication and the molecular basis of gene action and how these underpin the mechanism of inheritance.

Activities:
Practical test(s) - short answer questions, Final exam (MCQ's) Practical quizzes

03. Create a genetic hypothesis and/or test it using chi-square analysis.

Activities:
Scientific report(s), practical test(s) - short answer questions, final exam (MCQs) prac quizzes

04. Recognize and describe the principles of population genetics and their relationship to natural selection.

Activities:
Final exam (MCQs), practical test(s) - short answer questions Melb: Scientific report AW: Practical quizzes

05. Manipulate laboratory equipment such as: microscopes to observe and record genetic observations, micropippetors to record appropriate volumes per micropippette.

Activities:
Practical test(s) - short answer questions Practical quizzes

06. Recognise and/or use the explanations and interpretations that underpin the concepts of classical and Mendelian genetics, evolutionary genetics & molecular genetics.

Activities:
Final exam (MCQs), practical test(s) - short answer questions, scientific report(s) Practical quizzes

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Singapore, 2018, Term L5, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJennifer Selkirk-Bell

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 36 - 40
One 36.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 36 to week 40 and delivered via blended.
"36-hours of Blended Lectures or Interactive Online Activities per teaching period delivered via face-to-face or online."

Practical Week: 36 - 40
One 15.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 36 to week 40 and delivered via blended.
"15-hours of Lab-Based Practical Class per teaching period delivered face-to-face or as directed online learning."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2-hour end of semester examination (2,000-word equivalent)Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ). Summative assessment50 01, 02, 03, 04, 06
Online module components (1,100-word equivalent)Formative assessment as part of the learning cycle supporting the transition between on-line activities and face to face practicals. Approx. 100-words/quiz.22 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
4 x Practical worksheets (1,000-word equivalent total )Formative assessment as students show their understanding of the practical component. 4 practical sessions with associated worksheets (250 each).28 01, 02, 03, 05, 06

Singapore, 2018, Term L5, Night

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJennifer Selkirk-Bell

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 36 - 40
One 36.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays at night from week 36 to week 40 and delivered via blended.
"36-hours of Blended Lectures or Interactive Online Activities per teaching period delivered via face-to-face or online."

Practical Week: 36 - 40
One 15.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays at night from week 36 to week 40 and delivered via blended.
"15-hours of Lab-Based Practical Class per teaching period delivered face-to-face or as directed online learning."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2-hour end of semester examination (2,000-word equivalent)Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ). Summative assessment50 01, 02, 03, 04, 06
Online module components (1,100-word equivalent)Formative assessment as part of the learning cycle supporting the transition between on-line activities and face to face practicals. Approx. 100-words/quiz.22 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
4 x Practical worksheets (1,000-word equivalent total )Formative assessment as students show their understanding of the practical component. 4 practical sessions with associated worksheets (250 each).28 01, 02, 03, 05, 06

Singapore, 2018, Term L1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJennifer Selkirk-Bell

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 02 - 07
One 36.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 02 to week 07 and delivered via blended.

Practical Week: 02 - 07
One 15.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 02 to week 07 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2-hour end of semester examination (2,000-word equivalent)Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ). Summative assessment50 01, 02, 03, 04, 06
Online module components (1,100-word equivalent)Formative assessment as part of the learning cycle supporting the transition between on-line activities and face to face practicals. Approx. 100-words/quiz.22 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
4 x Practical worksheets (1,000-word equivalent total )Formative assessment as students show their understanding of the practical component. 4 practical sessions with associated worksheets (250 each).28 01, 02, 03, 05, 06