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This subject provides broad coverage of the study of genetics including: the DNA molecule and inheritance; the factors which modulate allele frequencies in natural populations; the genetic basis of phenotypic variation; genetic analysis in eukaryotes, viruses and bacteria; the nature of the genetic material; gene structure and function; quantitative inheritance.
Intended learning outcomes
Completion of this subject is expected to enhance a student’s ability to understand the fundamental principles of genetics and to describe the experiments used to establish them. Students will develop skills to apply these principles to solve genetic problems and demonstrate how genetic analysis can be used to investigate aspects of biology.
Completion of this subject is expected to provide students with the following skills which are transferable to new settings even though they have been acquired in the context of studies in Genetics: application of fundamental scientific principles to solve new problems; application of scientific method through the development of hypotheses based on observations; planning effective work schedules to meet deadlines for assessable work; development of effective group and collaborative interactions.
Last updated: 5 August 2020