MOLECULAR GENETICS

GEN2MHG

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject introduces students to concepts and methods in molecular and human genetics. Topics covered include: DNA and RNA structure, DNA replication, chromosome structure, transposable elements, transcription, translation, regulation of gene expression, recombination, DNA damage and repair, molecular biology and recombinant technologies, modes of inheritance, single and multigene diseases, epigenetic diseases, diagnosis of genetic diseases, gene therapy, personalised medicine, biotechnology, applications of genetic model organisms, bioinformatics, DNA in forensic sciences, synthetic life, human evolution and variation.

SchoolMolecular Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorChristine Hawkins

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesBIO1GEN OR BIO1MGC OR BIO1EEB

Co-requisitesN/A

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

Readings

Concepts in Genetics

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorKlug, Cummings, Spencer and Palladino

Year2014

Edition/Volume10th Edition or later

PublisherPearson Education

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Human Molecular Geneticsition

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorStrachan, T and Read, A.P.

Year2011

Edition/Volume4th Edition

PublisherGarland Science

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

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 well-structured, scientifically accurate reports using grammatically correct English, which present evidence-based explanations of laboratory experiments.
02. As part of a team, deliver a clear, engaging and scientifically accurate oral presentation on a scientific topic you have researched.
03. Perform basic calculations required for design of molecular biology experiments.
04. Demonstrate independent research skills by locating and evaluating relevant scientific information.
05. Place theoretical and/or experimental information into the appropriate discipline specific context.
06. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding by explaining genetics concepts, including molecular mechanisms underpinning inheritance and expression of genetic traits.
07. Apply basic experimental molecular genetic techniques in research.
08. Apply knowledge of molecular structures and mechanisms to current medical, environmental and ethical issues related to genetics.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorChristine Hawkins

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 30 - 42
One 3.00 h laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
Or Type: Directed Learning Activity Or Delivery Method: On-Line

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
Three 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
Or Delivery Method: On-Line In-class exam held instead of lecture at end of week 4. This would ideally be held in a large, ideally non-tiered venue so we can restrict the students ability to see each others answers

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Worksheets (400 words equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo14 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6, SILO7

Practical reports (one major, one minor) (1400 words equivalent)Major report around 950 words; minor report around 450 words

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6, SILO7, SILO8

Oral presentation (10 min) (250 words equivalent per student)A group of four students will give a joint ten minute presentation: equivalent to 1000 words

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO2, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6, SILO8

On-line quizzes (weeks 2-12) (1000 words equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo11 SILO5, SILO6, SILO7, SILO8

Exam (1 hour)

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO5, SILO6, SILO8

Mid-semester test (30min)

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO5, SILO6, SILO8

Singapore (PSB), 2021, Term 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorYeliz Boglev

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 4 - 15
Thirty six 1.00 h laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 4 to week 15 and delivered via face-to-face.

LectureWeek: 4 - 15
Thirty six 1.00 h lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 4 to week 15 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Worksheets (400 words equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo14 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6, SILO7

Practical reports (one major, one minor) (1400 words equivalent)Major report around 950 words; minor report around 450 words

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6, SILO7, SILO8

Oral presentation (10 min) (250 words equivalent per student)A group of four students will give a joint ten minute presentation: equivalent to 1000 words

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO2, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6, SILO8

On-line quizzes (weeks 2-12) (1000 words equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo11 SILO5, SILO6, SILO7, SILO8

Exam (1 hour)

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO5, SILO6, SILO8

Mid-semester test (30min)

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO5, SILO6, SILO8

Singapore (PSB), 2021, Term 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorYeliz Boglev

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 21 - 31
Thirty six 1.00 h laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 21 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.

LectureWeek: 21 - 31
Thirty six 1.00 h lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 21 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Worksheets (400 words equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo14 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6, SILO7

Practical reports (one major, one minor) (1400 words equivalent)Major report around 950 words; minor report around 450 words

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6, SILO7, SILO8

Oral presentation (10 min) (250 words equivalent per student)A group of four students will give a joint ten minute presentation: equivalent to 1000 words

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO2, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6, SILO8

On-line quizzes (weeks 2-12) (1000 words equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo11 SILO5, SILO6, SILO7, SILO8

Exam (1 hour)

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO5, SILO6, SILO8

Mid-semester test (30min)

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO5, SILO6, SILO8

Singapore (PSB), 2021, Term 2, Night

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorYeliz Boglev

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 21 - 31
Thirty six 1.00 h laboratory class per study period on weekdays at night from week 21 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.

LectureWeek: 21 - 31
Thirty six 1.00 h lecture per study period on weekdays at night from week 21 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Worksheets (400 words equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo14 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6, SILO7

Practical reports (one major, one minor) (1400 words equivalent)Major report around 950 words; minor report around 450 words

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6, SILO7, SILO8

Oral presentation (10 min) (250 words equivalent per student)A group of four students will give a joint ten minute presentation: equivalent to 1000 words

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO2, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6, SILO8

On-line quizzes (weeks 2-12) (1000 words equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo11 SILO5, SILO6, SILO7, SILO8

Exam (1 hour)

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO5, SILO6, SILO8

Mid-semester test (30min)

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO5, SILO6, SILO8

Singapore (PSB), 2021, Term 3, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorYeliz Boglev

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 37 - 47
Thirty six 1.00 h laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 37 to week 47 and delivered via face-to-face.

LectureWeek: 37 - 47
Thirty six 1.00 h lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 37 to week 47 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Worksheets (400 words equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo14 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6, SILO7

Practical reports (one major, one minor) (1400 words equivalent)Major report around 950 words; minor report around 450 words

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6, SILO7, SILO8

Oral presentation (10 min) (250 words equivalent per student)A group of four students will give a joint ten minute presentation: equivalent to 1000 words

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO2, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6, SILO8

On-line quizzes (weeks 2-12) (1000 words equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo11 SILO5, SILO6, SILO7, SILO8

Exam (1 hour)

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO5, SILO6, SILO8

Mid-semester test (30min)

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO5, SILO6, SILO8

Singapore (PSB), 2021, Term 3, Night

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorYeliz Boglev

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 37 - 47
Thirty six 1.00 h laboratory class per study period on weekdays at night from week 37 to week 47 and delivered via face-to-face.

LectureWeek: 37 - 47
Thirty six 1.00 h lecture per study period on weekdays at night from week 37 to week 47 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Worksheets (400 words equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo14 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6, SILO7

Practical reports (one major, one minor) (1400 words equivalent)Major report around 950 words; minor report around 450 words

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6, SILO7, SILO8

Oral presentation (10 min) (250 words equivalent per student)A group of four students will give a joint ten minute presentation: equivalent to 1000 words

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO2, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6, SILO8

On-line quizzes (weeks 2-12) (1000 words equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo11 SILO5, SILO6, SILO7, SILO8

Exam (1 hour)

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO5, SILO6, SILO8

Mid-semester test (30min)

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO5, SILO6, SILO8