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BIO2219 Genetics

Short Description: Genetics
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Sciences
Student contribution band : Band 2
ASCED code : 010900 - Biological Sciences
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 27 October 2020

Requisites

Pre-requisite: (BIO1100 or BIO1101 or BIO1204)

Synopsis

The course presents the scientific basis of heredity. The course commences with a review of mitosis and meiosis, an overview of Mendelian genetics and introduces complex genetic traits and the effects of inbreeding. Next, the impacts of gene frequency changes on the evolution of populations are considered. Mapping the location of genes on chromosomes, chromosomal variation and the effects of mutations on gene expression are studied. Aspects of medical genetics are explored in detail including the genetic basis of human disease, DNA testing, genetic counselling, biotechnology and gene therapy.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2020 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 2, 2020 Online
Date printed 27 October 2020