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Course Advice

for


B. Science
and


B. Biomedicine

students


GENETICS MAJOR

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.

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,

B. Science


GENETICS MAJOR


Science


Subject


Science


Subject


Science


Subject


Science


Subject


Science


Subject


Science


Subject


Science


Subject


Science


Subject


Science


Subject


Breadth



Breadth



Breadth

or Elective


Breadth



Breadth



Breadth

or Elective


Science


Subject


Science


Subject


Science


Subject


Science


Subject


Science


Subject


Science


Subject


Science


Subject


Science


Subject


Science


Subject


Breadth



Breadth



Breadth



Breadth



Breadth



Breadth


Biology

2
nd

Year


Genetics

Genetics

Major


Breadth

or Elective


Breadth

or Elective

BREADTH



Minimum of four subjects in course

Maximum of six


Science


Subject

Second Year


Science


Subject


Science


Subject


Breadth



Breadth


Second Year


Science


Subject


Science


Subject


Science


Subject


Breadth



Breadth


Second Year


Science


Subject


Science


Subject


Science


Subject


Breadth



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
.

Second Year


Science


Subject


Science


Subject


Science


Subject


Breadth



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
.


Second Year


Science


Subject


Science


Subject


Science


Subject


Breadth



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
.

Third Year


Science


Subject


Breadth



Breadth



Science


Subject


Breadth

or Elective


Breadth

or Elective

Third Year


Science


Subject


Breadth



Breadth



Science


Subject

Compulsory Subjects

in Genetics Major


Science


Subject


Breadth



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.


Science


Subject


Breadth



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.


Science


Subject


Breadth



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

Third Year


Science


Subject


Breadth



Breadth



Science


Subject

Elective


Science


Subject


Breadth



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


Science


Subject


Breadth



Breadth



Science


Subject

Other

Second

Semester

Electives

Protein

Structure

and

Function

(Biochemistry)


Reproduction

(Zoology)


Elective

Third Year

Third Year


Science


Subject


Breadth



Breadth



Science


Subject

Elective

Third Year


Science


Subject


Breadth



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)



Science


Subject


Science


Subject


Science


Subject


Breadth



Breadth



Science


Subject


Breadth



Breadth



Science


Subject

Elective


Science


Subject


Science


Subject


Science


Subject


Breadth



Breadth



Science


Subject


Breadth



Breadth



Science


Subject

Elective


Science


Subject


Science


Subject


Science


Subject


Breadth



Breadth



Science


Subject


Breadth



Breadth



Science


Subject


Science


Subject


Science


Subject


Science


Subject


Breadth



Breadth



Science


Subject


Breadth



Breadth



Science


Subject

Elective

Or two Breadth

in same Semester


Science


Subject


Science


Subject


Science


Subject


Science


Subject


Breadth



Breadth



Science


Subject


Breadth



Breadth



Science


Subject


Science


Subject

Genetics for non
-
Majors


Science


Subject


Science


Subject


Science


Subject


Science


Subject


Science


Subject


Science


Subject


Science


Subject


Breadth



Breadth



Science


Subject


Breadth



Breadth



Science


Subject


Science


Subject

Genetics for non
-
Majors

B. Biomedicine


GENETICS MAJOR

Sample Course Plan for Major in Genetics

Year 2

Core

Genetics

Breadth

Committed to a Genetics Major

Year 2

Committed to a Genetics Major

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
.

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
.

Year 2

Alternative subject arrangement

Year 2

Alternative Practical



Techniques in Molecular Science


Microbes: Infections and Responses


Experimental Microbiology

Keeping two options open

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

Year 2

Core

Genetics

Breadth

Committed to a Genetics Major

Genes & Genomes

Year 3

Core

Major

Breadth/

Elective

Year 3

Compulsory in Major

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.

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.

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.

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.

Selective

Year 3

Need to ensure you have the

correct prerequisite/s

Compulsory in Major

Selective

Year 3

Second

Semester

Selectives


Human

&

Medical

Genetics


Protein

Structure

and

Function

(Biochemistry)



Reproduction

(Zoology)


Selective

Selective

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)

Year 2

Experiments in Genetics

Or Alternative Practical


Selective

Year 3

Year 2

Experiments in Genetics

Or Alternative Practical


Selective

Year 3

Genes & Genomes

Year 2

Experiments in Genetics

Or Alternative Practical


Year 3

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.

http://www.genetics.unimelb.edu.au/