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1 Course Advice for B. Science and B. Biomedicine students GENETICS MAJOR

2 Why do a major in GENETICS? Genetics is central to all aspects of biology. From molecular and cell biology, medical science, biotechnology to plant & animal science, ecology, conservation biology & environmental science.

3 Where can a Genetics major lead? Further study - MSc / Honours Careers in: -medical biology, diagnostics, biotechnology industry, forensics, conservation biology, ecology and environmental biology -research, IP, media, policy,

4 B. Science GENETICS MAJOR

5 Science Subject Science Subject Science Subject Science Subject Science Subject Science Subject Science Subject Science Subject Science Subject Breadth or Elective Breadth or Elective

6 Science Subject Science Subject Science Subject Science Subject Science Subject Science Subject Science Subject Science Subject Science Subject Breadth Biology 2 nd Year Genetics Major Breadth or Elective Breadth or Elective

7 BREADTH Minimum of four subjects in course Maximum of six

8 Science Subject Second Year Science Subject Science Subject Breadth

9 Second Year Science Subject Science Subject Science Subject Breadth

10 Second Year Science Subject Science Subject Science Subject Breadth PRINCIPLES of GENETICS Lecture subject - First Semester Fundamental genetic principles in a range of organisms, includes the nature of the genetic material, gene structure and function, the genetic basis of phenotypic variation and quantitative inheritance, the genetic behaviour of populations. Students will develop skills to apply these principles to solve genetic problems and demonstrate how genetic analysis can be used to investigate aspects of biology.

11 Second Year Science Subject Science Subject Science Subject Breadth GENES and GENOMES Lecture subject - Second Semester Molecular basis of the genetic material, genes and genomes in a variety organisms and includes studies of the methods used for gene isolation and analysis and application to genetic problems. Introduction to the fundamental genetic principles underlying development and the molecular evolution of genes and genomes.

12 Second Year Science Subject Science Subject Science Subject Breadth EXPERIMENTS in GENETICS Practical subject. First OR Second Semester Techniques and experimental designs used in genetic, cytogenetic and molecular genetic analysis of a range of both microorganisms and higher organisms through 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.

13 Third Year Science Subject Breadth Science Subject Breadth or Elective Breadth or Elective

14 Third Year Science Subject Breadth Science Subject Compulsory Subjects in Genetics Major

15 Science Subject Breadth Science Subject EVOLUTIONARY GENETICS & GENOMICS Lecture subject - First Semester Studies genes and genomes from the perspective of understanding population genetics, how evolutionary forces shape the gene pool, the impact of natural selection, and processes of speciation. Understand how genomes are characterised and compared, how they are mapped physically and genetically and how this knowledge can be applied to understanding development, phylogenetics and conservation biology.

16 Science Subject Breadth Science Subject GENES: ORGANISATION & FUNCTION Lecture subject - First Semester Gene structure, function and regulation, which form the molecular basis of many important biological phenomena such as short-term organismal and cellular responses to rapid changes in environmental conditions and long-term controls of development. The molecular mechanisms underlying these phenomena are frequently exploited in biotechnology, medical and agricultural applications. It includes the modern molecular approaches involved in combining classical genetics with recombinant DNA analysis and genomics and their application to specific biological problems.

17 Science Subject Breadth Science Subject GENETIC ANALYSIS Practical subject - Second Semester Capstone experience for students majoring in Genetics. It involves lectures and practical exercises which demonstrate advanced principles and techniques of genetic analysis from classical and population genetics to modern molecular technology. An emphasis is placed on student participation in experimental design and data analysis. Student presentations will be used to illustrate modern aspects of Genetics by the in-depth consideration of current publications in the field. Third Year

18 Science Subject Breadth Science Subject Elective

19 Science Subject Breadth Science Subject HUMAN & MEDICAL GENETICS Lecture subject - Second Semester Contemporary human genetics including the importance of genes in influencing human health and disease, the molecular basis of genetic diseases and strategies for identifying genes which cause human disease. Also examines human genetic variation and evolution and how this is informed by the Human Genome Project. Wider aspects including screening for genetic diseases, genetic counselling, and ethical issues will be discussed in context. Third Year

20 Science Subject Breadth Science Subject Other Second Semester Electives Protein Structure and Function (Biochemistry) Reproduction (Zoology) Elective Third Year

21 Science Subject Breadth Science Subject Elective

22 Third Year Science Subject Breadth Science Subject Elective First Semester Electives Molecular Aspects of Cell Biology (Biochemistry) Concepts in Cell and Developmental Biology (Cell Biology) Ecology in Changing Environments (Zoology) Evolution and the Human Condition (Zoology) Functional Plant Biology (Botany) Plant Systematics and Evolution (Botany) Molecular and Medical Microbiology (Microbiology) Principles of Immunology (Immunology)

23 Science Subject Science Subject Science Subject Breadth Science Subject Breadth Science Subject Elective

24 Science Subject Science Subject Science Subject Breadth Science Subject Breadth Science Subject Elective

25 Science Subject Science Subject Science Subject Breadth Science Subject Breadth Science Subject

26 Science Subject Science Subject Science Subject Breadth Science Subject Breadth Science Subject Elective Or two Breadth in same Semester

27 Science Subject Science Subject Science Subject Science Subject Breadth Science Subject Breadth Science Subject Science Subject Genetics for non-Majors Science Subject Science Subject Science Subject

28 Science Subject Science Subject Science Subject Science Subject Breadth Science Subject Breadth Science Subject Science Subject Genetics for non-Majors

29 B. Biomedicine GENETICS MAJOR

30 Sample Course Plan for Major in Genetics

31 Year 2 CoreGeneticsBreadth Committed to a Genetics Major

32 Year 2 Committed to a Genetics Major

33 Year 2 Committed to a Genetics Major PRINCIPLES of GENETICS Lecture subject - First Semester Fundamental genetic principles in a range of organisms, includes the nature of the genetic material, gene structure and function, the genetic basis of phenotypic variation and quantitative inheritance, the genetic behaviour of populations. Students will develop skills to apply these principles to solve genetic problems and demonstrate how genetic analysis can be used to investigate aspects of biology.

34 Year 2 EXPERIMENTS in GENETICS Practical subject. First or Second Semester Techniques and experimental designs used in genetic, cytogenetic and molecular genetic analysis of a range of both microorganisms and higher organisms through 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.

35 Year 2 Alternative subject arrangement

36 Year 2 Alternative Practical Techniques in Molecular Science Microbes: Infections and Responses Experimental Microbiology Keeping two options open

37 Year 2 GENES and GENOMES Lecture subject - Second Semester Molecular basis of the genetic material, genes and genomes in a variety organisms and includes studies of the methods used for gene isolation and analysis and application to genetic problems. Introduction to the fundamental genetic principles underlying development and the molecular evolution of genes and genomes. Available to B.Biomedicine students

38 Year 2 CoreGenetics Breadth Committed to a Genetics Major Genes & Genomes

39 Year 3 CoreMajorBreadth/ Elective

40 Year 3 Compulsory in Major

41 Year 3 EVOLUTIONARY GENETICS & GENOMICS Lecture subject - First Semester Studies genes and genomes from the perspective of understanding population genetics, how evolutionary forces shape the gene pool, the impact of natural selection, and processes of speciation. Understand how genomes are characterised and compared, how they are mapped physically and genetically and how this knowledge can be applied to understanding development, phylogenetics and conservation biology.

42 Year 3 GENES: ORGANISATION & FUNCTION Lecture subject - First Semester Gene structure, function and regulation, which form the molecular basis of many important biological phenomena such as short-term organismal and cellular responses to rapid changes in environmental conditions and long-term controls of development. The molecular mechanisms underlying these phenomena are frequently exploited in biotechnology, medical and agricultural applications. It includes the modern molecular approaches involved in combining classical genetics with recombinant DNA analysis and genomics and their application to specific biological problems.

43 Year 3 GENETIC ANALYSIS Practical subject - Second Semester Capstone experience for students majoring in Genetics. It involves lectures and practical exercises which demonstrate advanced principles and techniques of genetic analysis from classical and population genetics to modern molecular technology. An emphasis is placed on student participation in experimental design and data analysis. Student presentations will be used to illustrate modern aspects of Genetics by the in-depth consideration of current publications in the field.

44 Year 3 HUMAN & MEDICAL GENETICS Lecture subject - Second Semester Contemporary human genetics including the importance of genes in influencing human health and disease, the molecular basis of genetic diseases and strategies for identifying genes which cause human disease. Also examines human genetic variation and evolution and how this is informed by the Human Genome Project. Wider aspects including screening for genetic diseases, genetic counselling, and ethical issues will be discussed in context.

45 Selective Year 3 Need to ensure you have the correct prerequisite/s Compulsory in Major

46 Selective Year 3 Second Semester Selectives Human & Medical Genetics Protein Structure and Function (Biochemistry) Reproduction (Zoology) Selective

47 Year 3 First Semester Selectives Molecular Aspects of Cell Biology (Biochem) Concepts in Cell and Dev Biology (Cell Biology) Molecular and Medical Microbiology (Micro) Principles of Immunology (Immunology) Evolution and the Human Condition (Zoology)

48 Year 2 Experiments in Genetics Or Alternative Practical Selective Year 3

49 Year 2 Experiments in Genetics Or Alternative Practical Selective Year 3 Genes & Genomes

50 Year 2 Experiments in Genetics Or Alternative Practical Year 3

51 After a Genetics Major…? M.Sc. - 2-year degree, substantial research project and coursework Honours - 1-year program, smaller research project, some coursework Details on web site.


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