GENE500 Special Reading Unit

Updated: 15 February 2019
Credit Points 6
Location Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Online
Armidale Trimester 1 On Campus
Armidale Trimester 2 Online
Armidale Trimester 2 On Campus
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is no supervised examination.
Pre-requisites candidature in a postgraduate award within the School of Environmental and Rural Science or the School of Science and Technology
Co-requisites None
Restrictions None

Students are required to consult unit coordinator for enrolment in all 500-level GENE units; For On Campus students teaching will include scheduled meetings with the project supervisor. Online students will communicate with the project supervisor via email and or phone links. Face to face meetings will be arranged if possible.

Combined Units None
Coordinator(s) Julius Van Der Werf (
Unit Description

This unit is project oriented. One or several aspects of animal breeding bioinformatics, evolution, population or quantitative genetics will be worked out in detail for a particular case. The activities include a literature review and/or analysis of a problem (eg. data analysis, scenario modelling, simulations) and reporting, all under close supervision. This unit is recommended for early postgraduate students to develop skills in scientific methodology, analytical methods and acquire in-depth knowledge of a specific topic in genetics.

Materials Textbook information will be displayed approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the teaching period. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment Assessment information will be published prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate advanced knowledge, concepts and/or tools used in genetics;
  2. write critical reviews of the scientific literature;
  3. use analytical and/or computational methods applied to genetics;
  4. research and apply established theories to a body of knowledge or practice within the subject area; and
  5. critically analyse, reflect on and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories within the subject area.