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Human Genetics Theory - BIOL345

This unit deals with the molecular, cellular and population basis of the genetics of human beings. Topics include: pedigree analysis; population studies; inbreeding; cytogenetics; organisation of the human genome; identifying genes for single-gene and complex disorders; cancer genetics; developmental genetics; behavioural genetics; sex determination; immunogenetics; twin studies; genetic counselling; genetic screening; and the social and ethical implications of studies in human genetics. Emphasis is placed upon the enormous impact which recent molecular advances have had upon the subject, as well as techniques of genetic analysis. Comparisons with the genetics of other vertebrates are made wherever appropriate.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S1 Day - Session 1, North Ryde, Day

S1 External - Session 1, External ((with on-campus sessions))

Staff Contact(s): Dr Jemma Geoghegan

(39cp at 100 level or above) including BIOL206(P) Prerequisite Information


Unit Designation(s):

Medical Sciences


Unit Type:
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Biological Sciences

Faculty of Science and Engineering

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
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