Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject ideas, concepts and methods relevant to the study of population genetics and evolution are presented. Areas covered include theoretical and quantitative methods of population genetic and phylogenetic analysis; macro- and microevolutionary theory; new concepts in evolutionary thinking (such as evolution & development, and epigenetics)

SchoolLife Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorWarwick Grant

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Produce scientific reports that present evidence based explanations of laboratory reports.
02. Effectively communicate scientific information to peers.
03. Manipulate, analyse and accurately interpret experimental numerical data.
04. Comprehend, interpret and evaluate relevant scientific information to generate practical reports.
05. Place theoretical and/or experimental information into the appropriate discipline specific context.
06. Explain genetics concepts, including the mechanisms underpinning inheritance and evolution by natural selection.
07. Apply basic experimental genetic techniques in research.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorWarwick Grant

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 3.00 h laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
Two 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h workshop every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One 60 min Exam (1,000-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO3, SILO5, SILO6
Oral presentation (10 min in pairs) (500-words equivalent, per student)N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO2, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6
Scientific report (1,250-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6, SILO7
Two workshop worksheets (750-words equivalent) Worksheets are completed during class timeN/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6, SILO7