GENE210 Introductory Genetics

Updated: 25 October 2018
Credit Points 6
Offering
Responsible Campus Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Online
Armidale Trimester 1 On Campus
Intensive School(s)

Intensive schools are for students enrolled in Online Mode only, unless specified in the notes.

Start Finish Attendance Notes
30 April 2019 03 May 2019 Mandatory The intensive school is mandatory for online students only. Students must attend the Mandatory Intensive School which is held in Armidale.
Supervised Exam There is a supervised exam at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled. The exam will either be paper-based and offered at an established exam venue or online with supervision via webcam and screen sharing technology. Coordinated by UNE Exams Unit.
Pre-requisites BIOL110 or BIOL110A or PSIO120; or candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions GENE210A or GENE410
Notes None
Combined Units GENE410 - Introductory Genetics
Coordinator(s) Mary McMillan (mrookle2@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

The unit introduces the students to the principles of genetics and provides an understanding of basic concepts in genetics from the molecular level up to the population level. Topics such as structure, function and mutation of DNA, gene expression, transmission of genes, the inheritance of quantitative traits, genetic control of development and genetic structure of populations will be covered in this unit.

Important Information

Where calculators are permitted in examinations, it must be selected from an approved list, which can be accessed from the Further Information link below.

Further information

Prescribed Material
Mandatory

Shrink Wrapped Package(s):

Note: Students are expected to purchase prescribed material. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.

Vpack: Essentials of Genetics

ISBN: 9781488688843
Klug, W.S. and Cummings, M.R., Pearson 9th ed. 2016

Text refers to: Trimester 1, On Campus and Online

Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment
Must
Complete
Title Exam Length Weight Mode No. Words
Compulsory Assessment 1 15% 1000
Assessment Notes

Mid Term Quiz. Students must successfully complete this assessment in order to pass the unit.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3

Compulsory Assessment 2 15%
Assessment Notes

Practical component. Students must successfully complete this assessment in order to pass this unit.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 4, 5, 6

Compulsory Assessment 3 20%
Assessment Notes

Problem sets. Students must successfully complete this assessment in order to pass this unit.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Compulsory Final Examination 2 hrs 15 mins 50%
Assessment Notes

Students must pass the final exam in order to pass the unit.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6


Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. analyse specific information in order to solve problems that involve the effect of gene interactions, linkage, variations on dominance, cytoplasmic inheritance and sex-linkage on the inheritance of traits;
  2. demonstrate an understanding of the three steps in the expression of eukaryotic genes (transcription, RNA processing and translation) and describe one mechanism by which gene expression can be regulated;
  3. demonstrate broad theoretical knowledge of ways in which gene expression can be regulated;
  4. explain the different types of mutations, their causes and mechanisms for repairing mutations;
  5. describe the factors that can lead to changes in the allele frequencies in a population; and
  6. define quantitative traits and explain how quantitative traits can be improved through selection (breeding) programs.