MOLECULAR GENETICS AND GENOMICS LABORATORY COURSE

GEN3LAB

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Genetics and genome science hold the keys to understanding life on earth, Human development, health and disease at the molecular level. This subject introduces students to advanced methods in experimental molecular genetics. The topics covered include the molecular regulation of embryogenesis, Human clinical genetics, bioinformatics, Human variation, forensic science, genomics applications and ethical implications. Students will take part in an ethics debate on current genetic topics, receive advanced training in techniques essential for employment in biotechnology, medical and research laboratories, including safe laboratory practice, light microscopy, micro-pipetting, handling dangerous chemicals, laboratory record keeping and scientific report writing.

SchoolMolecular Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJodie Young

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesGEN2MHG

Co-requisitesGEN3MGG

Incompatible subjectsGEN3HMG

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

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. Apply advanced molecular genetics laboratory methods to generate and analyse high quality experimental data.
02. Analyse and evaluate experimental and published data relating to molecular genetics experiments to prepare a comprehensive laboratory report.
03. Use bioinformatics to solve genetics problems.
04. Analyse, discuss and present published original research journal article findings to peers and a scientific audience.
05. Discuss and debate the ethical implications of Genetics research.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJodie Young

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 6.00 h laboratory class every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 3.00 h workshop every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Pre-lab online activity and quiz (300-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO3
Laboratory skills assessment worksheets (4) (total 500-words-equivalent) Clay embryo model, bioinformatics worksheet, karyotyping worksheet, forensic worksheetN/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO4
Laboratory reports (2) (1,500-words equivalent) Includes 2 reportsN/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3
Journal club presentations (500-words equivalent) A 10-minute group oral presentation of a recent genetics research paper.N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO2
Ethics debate (group presentation (500-words equivalent, per student) A 10 minute group oral presentation on an ethical topic related to geneticsN/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO5
In-class practical theory test (60 minutes) (1,000-words equivalent) Questions to cover any material covered in the laboratory and workshopsN/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5

Singapore (PSB), 2021, Term L1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJodie Young

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 2 - 7
One 36.00 h laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 2 to week 7 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShopWeek: 2 - 7
One 18.00 h workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 2 to week 7 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Pre-lab online activity and quiz (300-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO3
Laboratory skills assessment worksheets (4) (total 500-words-equivalent) Clay embryo model, bioinformatics worksheet, karyotyping worksheet, forensic worksheetN/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO4
Laboratory reports (2) (1,500-words equivalent) Includes 2 reportsN/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3
Journal club presentations (500-words equivalent) A 10-minute group oral presentation of a recent genetics research paper.N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO2
Ethics debate (group presentation (500-words equivalent, per student) A 10 minute group oral presentation on an ethical topic related to geneticsN/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO5
In-class practical theory test (60 minutes) (1,000-words equivalent) Questions to cover any material covered in the laboratory and workshopsN/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5

Singapore (PSB), 2021, Term L1, Night

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJodie Young

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 2 - 7
One 36.00 h laboratory class per study period on weekdays at night from week 2 to week 7 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShopWeek: 2 - 7
One 18.00 h workshop per study period on weekdays at night from week 2 to week 7 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Pre-lab online activity and quiz (300-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO3
Laboratory skills assessment worksheets (4) (total 500-words-equivalent) Clay embryo model, bioinformatics worksheet, karyotyping worksheet, forensic worksheetN/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO4
Laboratory reports (2) (1,500-words equivalent) Includes 2 reportsN/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3
Journal club presentations (500-words equivalent) A 10-minute group oral presentation of a recent genetics research paper.N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO2
Ethics debate (group presentation (500-words equivalent, per student) A 10 minute group oral presentation on an ethical topic related to geneticsN/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO5
In-class practical theory test (60 minutes) (1,000-words equivalent) Questions to cover any material covered in the laboratory and workshopsN/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5