Human Genetics and Variation - BABS3151

Faculty: Faculty of Science

School: School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Science

Course Outline:

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 6

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite: BIOS2021or BIOS2621

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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NOTE: Up to Session 1 2010 this course was offered as BIOC3151. From Session 2 2010 it has been changed to course code BABS3151.

This course develops a student's abilities to use molecular and more traditional data to solve genetic problems that arise in a variety of applications, particularly in the area of human biology. Our genes interact with one another and with the environment to make us what we are. This course presents modern and historical methods for investigating the molecular basis of heritable characteristics from those for appearance to behaviour and disease. Areas of current research and molecular and statistical methods of analysis are explored. Issues such as race, development, genetics of cancer, quantitative traits, genetic disease, gene mapping ethics, eugenics and forensics are also addressed. Lectures are reinforced with discussion groups and computer and other exercises.
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