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Experiments in Genetics (GENE20003)

Undergraduate level 2Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 2
Subject codeGENE20003
Semester 2
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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 experiments and the wider applications of these principles and techniques.

Intended learning outcomes

Students completing this subject should have: competence in undertaking the experimental methods used in genetics; an understanding of the application of genetic principles to experimental strategies; the ability to analyse data generated from their own experiments; experience in writing scientific reports; experience in using computers for genetic exercises.

Generic skills

Completion of this subject is expected to enhance the generic skills of a student in: the understanding of the relationship between theory and experimental data; the use of appropriate laboratory equipment for experiments; the assessment of data and its significance including statistical analysis; report writing; planning of work schedules to accomplish laboratory tasks and to meet deadlines; collaborative work to accomplish common goals; an understanding of laboratory safety; the application of computers for data analysis and retrieval of relevant information.

Last updated: 12 December 2018