Population Genetics (8675.2)
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|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 completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate skills in communication and working with others through engagement in a student-led research project and presentations of this research;
2. Critically evaluate published research in the field of population genetics;
3. Demonstrate skills in problem solving, critical thinking and in being able to evaluate and interpret data; and
4. Apply population genetic theory and techniques towards solving real world problems, such as the genetic identification of individuals, populations and species, paternity analyses, and the conservation of threatened populations and species.
The University recognises that individuals entering its programs bring with them a diversity of personal and professional attributes that should be further developed by their experience as students and graduates of the University. These generic skills can be accessed at: https://guard.canberra.edu.au/policy/policy.php?pol_id=3030
By the end of their course, graduates will have developed skills and attributes in:
The ability to present knowledge, ideas and opinions effectively and communicate within and across professional and cultural boundaries (through development of both oral and written communication skills; presentation of reasoned argument).
2. Analysis and inquiry
The ability to gather information, and to analyse and evaluate information and situations in a systematic, creative and insightful way (through scientific data collection and analysis using modern computer assisted approaches).
3. Problem solving
The ability to apply problem-solving processes in novel situations; to identify and analyse problems then formulate and implement solutions
4. Working independently and with others
The ability to plan their own work, be self-directed, and use interpersonal skills and attitudes to work collaboratively (team work is important in this unit as the major project in this unit is undertaken through working as a group).
5. Professionalism and social responsibility
The capacity and intention to use professional knowledge and skills ethically and responsibly, for the benefit of others and the environment
PrerequisitesConcepts in Biology AND Chemistry 1A AND Genetics.
Assumed knowledgeFirst year biology and second year genetics.
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Hamilton, Matthew B.
Population Genetics/Matthew B. Hamilton
ISBN 978-1-4051-3277-0; Edition: 2009
Other readings will be available on the Unit Moodle website and e-reserve.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Late submission of assignments
Late submission of assignments without an approved extension will result in the assignment not being marked and zero being recorded for that particular assignment.
In extenuating circumstances a late submission may be considered upon the production of supporting documentation and at the discretion of the unit convener.
Extensions: Extensions must be applied for before the due date.
Students can apply for an extension to the due date for submission of an assessment item on the grounds of illness or other unavoidable and verifiable personal circumstances. Documentary evidence will be expected in order that an extension be granted.
It should be noted that such documentation will be considered but will not guarantee that the application will be successful. The Unit Convener will decide whether to grant an extension and the length of the extension.
Responsibility for understanding
If there is any doubt with regard to the requirements of any particular assignments or assessment procedure, the onus for clarifying the issue rests with the student who should contact the unit convenor or tutor. Further, it is the responsibility of students to ensure that they are correctly enrolled in the unit and that the tutor and Student Administration have their correct contact details.
Provisions will be made for students who are unable to sit the end of semester examination and produce appropriate medical certificates or other documentation. In the event a student misses the end of semester examination due to illness or other exceptional circumstances, the procedures outlined on http://www.canberra.edu.au/student-services/examinations/alternative-exams must be followed (including submitting deferred application form within 3 days of scheduled exam to the Examinations Office).
Special assessment requirements
An aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the unit.
Supplementary assessment will usually only be offered to students who have failed a single unit in their final semester with a final mark between 45-49%. (The unit must be required for course completion.).
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.
Required IT skills
It is expected that students have competency in word processing, manipulation of data using spreadsheets (i.e. Excel), creation of graphs and tables and the ability to access resources, including scientific journal papers through the UC library and other databases.
Work placement, internships or practicums
Learning in this unit will be integrally linked to experiences in professional contexts.
In all cases of absence, sickness or personal problems it is the student's responsibility to ensure that the unit convenor is informed. The minimum participation requirement must be met in order to pass the unit (regardless of supporting documentation).