MOLECULAR GENETICS AND GENOMICS

GEN3MGG

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Molecular Genetics and Genomics introduces students to advanced concepts in modern molecular genetics and genomics. The topics covered in this subject include the genetic regulation of embryonic development and genetic disease; stem cells and gene therapies; cancer and personalised medicine; use of model organisms for studying Human genetic diseases, including mouse and fruit fly models; immuno-genetics; genomics, bioinformatics and gene therapy. A large part of this blended subject involves problem-based learning, where students work through online genetics lessons, case studies and scientific literature analyses, which provide the conceptual basis for face to face workshop classes.

SchoolMolecular Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJames Tsatsaronis

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-requisitesN/A

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

Readings

Concepts of Genetics

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorKlug W.S.

Year2012

Edition/Volume10th, international edition

PublisherPearson

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Principle of Development

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorWolpert, L and Tickle C

Year2010

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherOXFORD

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Janeway''s Immunobiology

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorMurphy, Travers and Walport

YearN/A

Edition/Volume7th edition

PublisherGarland Science

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Human Molecular Genetics

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorStrachan, T and Read, A.P.

Year2019

Edition/Volume5th Edition

PublisherGARLAND SCIENCE

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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. Evaluate experimental and published data relating to a specialised topic of molecular genetics and synthesise this knowledge in an authentic scientific writing format.
02. Describe advanced genetics and genomics concepts and apply analytical approaches to problems involving genetic control of development, use of model organisms, structure and function of genes, genetic variation, and genetic disease.
03. Apply problem-solving skills to clinical case study scenarios involving genetic disease.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJames Tsatsaronis

Class requirements

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Lecture and knowledge test quiz followed by problem based workshop and assessment.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
Online Lesson and knowledge test quiz followed by online activity and assessment

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Weekly online quizzes (900 words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO2
Short-answer question genetics worksheets (600 words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo14 SILO2, SILO3
Literature review and literature review plan (1000 words)N/AN/AN/ANo26 SILO1, SILO2
One 120-minute exam at end of semester (2000 words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO2