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GG3202 - Special Topics in Genetics

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

This subject covers a broad range of state-of-the-art laboratory techniques used in genetic research laboratories through both lectures and laboratory experience. Lectures will cover the use of modern techniques used in genetic experimental design. Students will spend a minimum of six weeks laboratory time working on a major project within a research laboratory.

Learning Outcomes

  • ensure students are able to reproduce experiments described in a scientific publication;
  • ensure students are able to use the web and databases for the efficient analysis of nucleotide and protein sequences;
  • ensure students are able to design, conduct and analyse the results of genetic experiments;
  • ensure students have first hand experience and develop skills in modern techniques used in genetic research laboratories;
  • proficient use of standard statistics and graphics software packages.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments, and to reason and deploy evidence clearly and logically;
  • The ability to deploy critically evaluated information to practical ends;
  • 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 work individually and independently;
  • The ability to select and use appropriate tools and technologies.
Prerequisites: BC2013 BC2023 BC2024 (GG3101 GG3102 strongly recommended)
BC5202 AND BC3202


Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturers: Mr Ray Layton, <Person not found>, Professor Alan Baxter, <Person not found>, Assoc. Professor Patrick Schaeffer, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 12 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • 72 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (30%); presentations (10%); assignments (35%); research project supervisor's mark (15%); laboratory book and tutorial attendance (10%).

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