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GG3101 - Advanced Genetics and Genomics

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: School of Pharmacy & Molecular Sciences

This subject covers the latest advances in genetic and genomic analyses with a focus on genomes (not simply genes in isolation). Lectures cover topics including genome mapping, genome anatomy, genome function and analysis, genetic control of development, functional genomics and genome evolution.

Learning Outcomes

  • to understand methods for mapping genes and genomes;
  • to understand the cellular and molecular basis of gene regulation;
  • to understand the diversity of genome structures and their regulation;
  • to understand the molecular basis of animal development;
  • to understand the mechanisms of genome evolution;
  • to understand bioinformatic tools and their use in genome analysis.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to find and access information using appropriate media and technologies;
  • The ability to select and organise information and to communicate it accurately, cogently, coherently, creatively and ethically;
  • The ability to read complex and demanding texts accurately, critically and insightfully;
  • The ability to speak and write clearly, coherently and creatively;
  • The ability to use online technologies effectively and ethically.
Prerequisites: BC2023
BC3010 BC3101 BC3021 BC4301 BC5101 ML4301


Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: Professor David Miller
Lecturers: Mr Ray Layton, <Person not found>, Professor David Miller.
Workload expectations:
  • 30 hours lectures
  • 6 hours tutorials
  • 50 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); assignments (40%).

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