Faculty of Science

Undergraduate - Unit

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12 points, SCA Band 2, 0.250 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Science
Organisational UnitSchool of Biological Sciences
OfferedClayton Full year 2013 (Day)
Clayton Second semester to First semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Heather Verkade


Students submit an essay on an advanced topic in genetics that is distinct from the topic of the GEN4100 research project. In addition, they will attend a series of Advanced Seminars in Genetics with associated exercises. Candidates may commence the honours year at the beginning of either first or second semester. Further information is available from the unit coordinator and at a meeting held with prospective students during second semester of third year.


On completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Describe and give examples of the breadth and diversity of genetics;

  1. Recognise the place of genetics within the broader scope of science and medicine;

  1. Demonstrate skills in writing reports of scientific experiments;

  1. Demonstrate skills in searching the scientific literature;

  1. Demonstrate skills in oral communication of scientific information.


Essay: 50%
Seminars and exercises in Advanced Seminars in Genetics series: 50%

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