Genetics forms the nexus between human biology and the environment with almost every human disease having a genetic component. This course covers the basic tenets of human genetics, introducing genetic concepts and building on these throughout the course. This will lead through discussions on: cytogenetics and chromosome disorders, Mendelian diseases, and the genetic complexity of some common human diseases. The role of the human genome and ongoing variation mapping projects, in our current understanding of genetic disease will also be introduced with the statistical and technological base of genetics and genomics being discussed. Specialist topics will also be explored including cancer genetics, bioinformatics and genetic counselling. Key concepts that will be covered include: segregation, linkage and linkage disequilibrium, genetic association and their application to population and family based genetic studies.
|Unit name||Human Genetics|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
|Discipline||Medicine|Menzies Institute for Medical Research|
|Coordinator||Professor Adele Holloway|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Explain complex genetic concepts and be able to apply these concepts to explain the genetic basis of human traits, including disease
- Critically evaluate research literature related to the genetic basis of human traits including disease
- Explore the ethical principles of genetic research and the use of genetic information in society
- Use modern approaches, including statistics and bioinformatics, to measure and interpret genetic data such as genetic variation between individuals
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PrerequisitesCBA265 AND (CZZ101 OR KPZ164)
Independent Learning 2-3 hours weekly; Workshop 2 hours weekly; Self-directed study 3-4 hours weekly
|Assessment||Ethics reflection (10%)|Statistics/Bioinformatics assignment (10%)|Tests (20%)|Written Assignment (20%)|Final exam (40%)|
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Required readings and other resources will be provided through MyLO.
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|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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