Courses & Units

Genetics and Evolution III KPZ310

Hobart

Introduction

This unit is about how genetics is used to study development and evolution, and gives an overview of the genetic approaches and techniques that are now an essential part of almost every area of biology.  The lecture component examines ways in which genes and genomes are studied and how this provides us with key information about what genes do, and how they work together to control the development and functioning of an organism.  It also examines how genes and genomes change over time, and how this can be applied to understanding of genetic diversity and evolution at the level of populations, species and higher-order taxonomic groupings.  Lectures will be illustrated by discussion of several key examples drawn from both plant and animal studies.  This theoretical background will be complemented in the practical component, which will cover basic skills in analysis of gene sequences and genetic variation, through a series of computer-based exercises and a laboratory-based project.  These activities will also emphasize interpretation and presentation of results.

Summary

Unit name Genetics and Evolution III
Unit code KPZ310
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of SET, AMC, IMAS
School of Biological Sciences
Discipline Plant Science|Zoology
Coordinator

A/Prof Jim Weller

Teaching staff

Prof René Vaillancourt, Dr Chris Burridge

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

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2018 23/3/2018 16/4/2018 3/6/2018

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Fees

Domestic

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Requisites

Prerequisites

KPA215

Mutual Exclusions

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

KPA376,  KPA377

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

2 hr lecture and 3 hr practical each week

Assessment

Scientific report (25%), four minor online assignments (4 x 5%), oral presentation (5%), final exam (50%)

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Textbooks

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