Courses & Units

Applied Genetics and Biotechnology KPZ309

Hobart

Introduction

This unit focuses on practical applications of genetics and biotechnology.  It emphasises the uses of modern genetic tools including genomics and biotechnology to plants and animals. The lecture series will show that genetics is central to biodiversity conservation and restoration.  It will cover genetic and biotechnology applications that can help increase food production (genetic improvement and genetic engineering) or food security (i.e. germplasm conservation).  The lecture series will also cover aspects of biotechnology that have promising or existing industrial applications such as synthetic biology and tissue culture.  Practicals will be held most weeks and cover topics such as the use of DNA markers in parentage analysis and population assignment, field trial assessment and analysis, genetic simulations under conservation scenarios, marker or gene assisted selection, genetic engineering, and tissue culture.

Summary

Unit name Applied Genetics and Biotechnology
Unit code KPZ309
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of SET, AMC, IMAS
School of Biological Sciences
Discipline Plant Science|Zoology
Coordinator

Assoc Prof R Vaillancourt

Teaching staff

Dr Chris Burridge, Prof Anthony Koutoulis, Prof Steve Smith, Assoc Prof Jim Weller, Prof Brad Potts

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
Note

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 16/7/2018 10/8/2018 3/9/2018 21/10/2018

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2017: $1,131.00 2017: $2,055.00 010909

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

Prerequisites

KPA215

Co-requisites

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

KPA373, KPA377

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

2 hr lecture and 3 hour practical each week

Assessment

Internal assessment (50%) comprising: 2 x 15% scientific reports, 1 x 20% debate.  Final exam (2-hours) (50%)

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Textbooks

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