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  • Flora of VictoriaBOTA20004

    Offered:Summer TermYear:2019

    This subject is designed for students wishing to take a summer course, and who are interested in the biology of native plants and plant communities and environments in Victoria. It is suited to students studying environmental science or environmental studies. Topics covered include: biogeogra...

  • Marine BotanyBOTA30001

    Offered:NovemberYear:2019Quotas apply

    (An enrolment quota of 30 students applies to this subject) This subject will introduce students to the biology of marine and estuarine plants (seaweeds, seagrasses and phytoplankton). Fieldwork focuses on the identification, diversity and ecology of Australia's unique marine flora. Topics to be...

  • Human Genetics & Genomics in HealthcareGENE90001

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject will introduce students to the complexity of the human genome, and tools used by genetic counsellors to access information and inform risk assessment. Students will apply these tools in examining the molecular basis of single-gene and mitochondrial genetic diseases, including disease...

  • Intro to Human Genetics & GenomicsGENE90023

    Offered:Summer Term, JuneYear:2019

    The Introduction to Human Genetics is a wholly online subject designed to provide students with a solid foundation of basic human genetics. The subject will cover basic genetics principles, such as the structure and function of DNA, genes and chromosomes, focussing on the human context. The syll...

  • Genes Molecules and CellsGENE90019

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    The subject introduces students to the molecular and cellular aspects of biological systems with particular emphasis on human biology. The course is arranged for students to generate an understanding of the molecular aspects of biology at the biomolecular, sub-cellular and cellular level. The gen...

  • Advanced Clinical Genomics 1GENE90021

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject will apply principles of genetic counselling practice to model clinical practice in specialised areas of genetic medicine, including Inherited neurological conditions, cardiac arrhythmias and cardiomyopathies, blood disorders, bone and connective tissue disorders, metabolic condition...

  • Evolutionary Genetics and GenomicsGENE30001

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    The emphasis of this subject is on understanding how evolutionary forces shape the gene pool, on the use of molecular markers in genome mapping, in dissecting polygenic traits by mapping quantitative trait loci, and in other applications such as phylogenetics and conservation biology. The topics ...

  • Experiments in GeneticsGENE20003

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    The subject provides coverage of the techniques and experimental designs used in genetic, cytogenetic and molecular genetic analysis of microorganisms and higher organisms by the performance of laboratory experiments and problem analysis. Lectures emphasise the principles involved in these experi...

  • Genes and GenomesGENE20002

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    The subject emphasizes the molecular basis of gene structure and expression in prokaryotes and eukaryotes; the processes of DNA replication, mutation and recombination; the methods used for gene isolation, analysis; and application to genetic problems, an introduction to the fundamental genetic p...

  • Advanced Clinical Genomics 2GENE90022

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject will examine the role of genomics and precision medicine in pharmacological therapies, with a focus on emerging treatments for cancer (Module 1). It will introduce students to the principles of genomic variant curation and interpretation in a clinical setting (Module 2).

  • Human and Medical GeneticsGENE30005

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject focuses on several key areas in contemporary human genetics: mutation in humans and its molecular basis; polymorphisms; selection and its consequences; gene mapping; strategies for identifying genes which cause human disease; the molecular basis of genetic diseases; genetics of cance...

  • Genetics in the MediaGENE10001

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Genetics is a topic commonly discussed in the media. It may be an article in a newspaper or magazine, a TV news report or current affairs program, a TV series or a film. Topics include the discovery of genes associated with health such as cancer, genetic testing, recombinant DNA technology in agr...

  • Principles of GeneticsGENE20001

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    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 genet...

  • Hydrogeology/Environmental GeochemistryGEOL90005

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject will investigate, both qualitatively and quantitatively, the fundamental physical and chemical processes governing groundwater flow and composition, including aquifer properties, regional geology and hydrology, water-rock interactions, and subsurface microbial activity. Field and lab...

  • Ore Deposit ModelsGEOL90044


    This course provides an introduction to the key features of several major classes of economically important mineral deposits. Each deposit style will be discussed in terms of geological and tectonic framework, mineralisation, alteration, genetic models and exploration criteria. Lectures covering ...

  • Sedimentary GeologyGEOL30003

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Topics covered include facies analysis and petrology of carbonate, terrigenous and chemical sediments; techniques used in stratigraphic analysis and sequence stratigraphy; sedimentary geochemistry and its applications; principles and applications of palaeontology with respect to stratigraphy; pos...

  • Geochemistry & PetrogenesisGEOL30004

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Solving geological problems requires unravelling what happened and when. Petrogenesis is literally 'the origin of rocks' and in this subject several essential tools geologists employ to unravel the complexity of earth processes using chemical information preserved in rocks and minerals will be pr...

  • Geomicrobiology and BiogeochemistryGEOL30007

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Geomicrobiology and biogeochemistry involve the study of interactions across interfaces of minerals, water, and microbes, and how such interactions impact environmental conditions and reflect evolution. This subject will survey the fundamental principles of geomicrobiology and biogeochemistry, ex...

  • Geology of Southeast AustraliaGEOL20001


    Topics to be covered include: reconstruction of the geological architecture and the geological history of southeast Victoria; field identification of geological relationships between rock units, including the nature of volcanic eruptions; examination of the Ordovician shale, Permian till...

  • Geology from GeophysicsERTH90033

    Offered:Summer TermYear:2019

    The course is designed to provide practical experience in the processing of regional geophysical datasets or the purpose of undertaking geological interpretation. The course is designed to allow the student to go through step-by-step methodologies of processing data, interpretation techniques, an...