Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This unit introduces students to concepts and methods in molecular and human genetics. Topics covered include: chromosome structure and function in eukaryotes; DNA replication and repair; gene regulation; prokaryote and eukaryote transcriptional regulation; RNA processing; transposable elements; the use of molecular techniques to identify polymorphisms of significance in disease; microevolutionary forces and genetic diversity; DNA in forensic sciences; the human genome; bioinformatics; transcriptomics, proteomics; personlised medicine; applied immunogenetics and cancer genetics.

FacultyFaculty of Science, Tech & Engineering

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorChee Chan

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites BIO1GEN


Incompatible subjects GEN2HMG

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment size196

Enrolment information Availability of lab space Based on BIO1GEN grades

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorChee Chan

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Three 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments%
One x 2.5 hr theory exam55
One x Bioinformatics worksheet10
One x scientific report (approx 1000 words)15
Oral presentation (10 min)10
Practical questions10