Advanced Genetics and Genomics (11737.1)
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| Bruce, Canberra
|Faculty Of Science And Technology
|Academic Program Area - Science
|Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Describe the molecular and biochemical changes induced by genetic and epigenetic abnormalities and interrogate how such changes lead to specific disease phenotypes;
2. Critique the various roles that inheritance and gene-environment interactions play in human disease;
3. Critically evaluate the advances and ethical considerations in the treatment of genetic abnormalities in an era of personalised medicine; and
4. Generate experimental data and apply genetic and epigenetic principles to the interpretation and evaluation of this data.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - be self-aware
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - evaluate and adopt new technology
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
Prerequisites11736 Genetics and Genomics
|Teaching start date
|05 February 2024
|Prof David Gordon
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
To achieve a passing grade or higher in this subject, students must: Attempt all assessment items and achieve a final aggregate mark of 50% or higher.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
The contact hours for each student in this unit consist of 12 hours of lectures (12 x 1 hours), 14 hours of workshops (7 x 2 hours) and 6 hours (3 x 2 hours) of practicals. The remaining 118 hours of workload (out of 150) should be distributed across the various assessment tasks.
While strongly encouraged, attendance is not compulsory for lectures or workshops. Attendance is compulsory for all practical sessions.
Required IT skills
Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel software, as well as prerequisite knowledge from 11736 Genetics and Genomics.
Work placement, internships or practicums