Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 3 x one hour lectures per week, 30 hours of practical activities during the semester, pre-laboratory activities and computer workshops and ten 1-hour tutorial/workshop sessions during the semester |
Total Time Commitment: Estimated total time commitment of 120 hours
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||
Credit cannot be gained for this subject and any of
|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. This subject requires all students to actively and safely participate in laboratory activities. Students who feel their disability may impact upon their participation are encouraged to discuss this with the subject coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit.|
CoordinatorAssoc Prof Dawn Gleeson
Level 5 Redmond Barry Building
Tel: (03) 8344 4881
Fax: (03) 9347 0604
Assoc Prof Dawn Gleeson
|Subject Overview:||Topics include the genetic consequence of meiosis; inheritance; chromosomes, genes/alleles, dominance relationships, autosomal/sex-linked inheritance; one locus, blood groups, pedigree analysis, examples of human genetic disease; more than one locus, gene interaction, linkage, multifactorial/quantitative inheritance, heritability; DNA structure and function, replication, transcription, translation, mutation; genes and development; tools used for molecular genetic analysis: restriction enzymes, PCR, gel electrophoresis, aims of the Human Genome Project; recombinant DNA technology; genes in populations; human diversity, polymorphisms, selection, the theory of evolution; generation of species; biodiversity and genetic resources; model systems for research in biomedicine; Monera: beneficial and harmful bacteria; viruses and infectious molecules; fungal pathogens and the role of fungi in medicine; evolution of primates and humans.|
|Objectives:||At the completion of this subject students should be able to |
A 40 minute, on-line multiple choice test held mid-semester (10%); work in practical classes during the semester, made up of written work not exceeding 1500 words, assessment of practical skills within the practical class, and no more than 4 short multiple choice tests (25%), completion of between 4 and 6 independent learning tasks throughout the semester (5%); a 3-hour written examination on theory and practical work in the examination period (60%).
A pass in the practical work is necessary to pass the subject.
|Prescribed Texts:||W K Purves, G H Orians, H C Heller and D Sadava, Life. 8th Ed. Sinaver/Freeman, 2007|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:||At the completion of this subject students should be able to: |
This subject is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Biomedicine.
Experiments involving the use of animals are an essential part of this subject; exemption from these experiments is not possible.
Required Equipment - Laboratory coat, dissection kit.
Bachelor of Biomedicine |
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