BIOL10005 Genetics & The Evolution of Life
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2017:
Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.Show/hide details
This subject requires all students to actively and safely participate in laboratory activities.
Timetable can be viewed here.
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 2 x one hour lectures per week, a 1 hour tutorial per week, 2 hours of practical work per fortnight, a 1 hour skills workshop per fortnight and 4 hours per week of e-learning activities, independent learning tasks, pre lecture activities, skills workshop activities and post laboratory activities. |
Total Time Commitment:
Estimated total time commitment of 170 hours
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
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Credit cannot be gained for this subject and:
Students who have passed BIOL10005 may not enrol into GENE10001 Genetics in the Media
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For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
CoordinatorAssoc Prof Dawn Gleeson
|Subject Overview:|| |
The objective of this subject is to familiarise students with modern concepts of genetics, animal and plant diversity and evolution.
Topics studied include the nature of variation, inheritance, genes and chromosomes, human genetics, DNA replication, gene action and expression, population genetics, selection, the genetics of speciation, molecular evolution, evolutionary biology and the origin of life, classification of organisms diversity of life, communities, ecosystems and the relationship of organisms to their environment, human impact, preserving habitats and genetic variation.
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At the completion of this subject, students should be able to understand:
Satisfactory completion of practical work is necessary to pass the subject (i.e. an 80% attendance at the practical classes together with a result for the assessed practical work of at least 50%). A pass (50%) on the examination is also necessary to pass the subject
|Prescribed Texts:|| |
Access to the Smart/ebook/Connect site will be provided for all students for R B Knox, P Y Ladiges, B K Evans and R Saint, Biology, An Australian Focus 5th Ed, McGraw-Hill, 2014
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This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.
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|Generic Skills:|| |
Students should develop generic skills in:
This subject is available for science credit to students enrolled in the BSc (both pre-2008 and new degrees), BASc or a combined BSc course.
Many second year subjects require the completion of this subject and BIOL10004 Biology of Cells and Organisms
This subject involves the use of animals that form an essential part of the learning objectives for this subject. Please note: There are some non-dissection alternatives for those who have strong philosophical objections and these and other alternatives can be discussed with the subject co-ordinator.
|Bachelor of Agriculture |
|Production Animal Health |
Science-credited subjects - new generation B-SCI and B-ENG.
|Cell and Developmental Biology |
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