Experimental Genetics

Subject 652-306 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 24 hours of lectures (an average of two per week) and 36 hours of laboratory practical/project work (an average of three per week)
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours

Genetics 652-302 and 652-304.

Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements: It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study and reasonable steps will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact upon their active and safe participation in a subject are encouraged to discuss this with the relevant subject coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit.


Professor M Hynes
Subject Overview:

Upon completion of the subject, students should have:

  • understood the way in which experiments in genetics are designed, communicated and interpreted;

  • developed experience in the planning and execution of experiments;

  • extended their abilities in oral and written scientific communication; and

  • gained the ability to read and assimilate specific research papers and to see how the research reported relates to the broad field of genetics.

The subject involves lectures and lecture/discussions on research papers in genetics, practical exercises and a project in one area of genetics.


Three written assignments relating to lecture/tutorial and bioinformatics exercises totalling up to 2500 words due during the semester (50%); a 20-minute oral presentation during the semester (10%) and a project report up to 2000 words due at the end of semester (40%).

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options: This subject is a level 2 or level 3 subject and is not available to new generation degree students as a breadth option in 2008.
This subject or an equivalent will be available as breadth in the future.
Breadth subjects are currently being developed and these existing subject details can be used as guide to the type of options that might be available.
2009 subjects to be offered as breadth will be finalised before re-enrolment for 2009 starts in early October.
Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

Students enrolled in the BSc (pre-2008 BSc), BASc or a combined BSc course will receive science credit for the completion of this subject.

This subject is likely to be quota-restricted this year.

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Arts and Sciences
Bachelor of Biomedical Science
Bachelor of Science
Graduate Diploma in Biotechnology

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