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Unit of Study BIO72020 - Genetics (2017)

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Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 demonstrate an understanding of single gene inheritance, meiosis, segregation and recombination
2 analyse information on inheritance patterns to provide likely underlying genetic causes for several classes of non-mendelian inheritance, including linkage, cytoplasmic inheritance, epistatic interaction and sex linked traits
3 describe the nature of the gene and define genetic mutations
4 interpret results of genotyping to apply in decision making in plant or animal conservation
5 define genetic diversity, natural selection and genetic drift
6 discuss the ethical implications of genetic information for society and for individuals.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate an understanding of single gene inheritance, meiosis, segregation and recombination
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  2. analyse information on inheritance patterns to provide likely underlying genetic causes for several classes of non-mendelian inheritance, including linkage, cytoplasmic inheritance, epistatic interaction and sex linked traits
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  3. describe the nature of the gene and define genetic mutations
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  4. interpret results of genotyping to apply in decision making in plant or animal conservation
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  5. define genetic diversity, natural selection and genetic drift
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  6. discuss the ethical implications of genetic information for society and for individuals.
    • GA1:
    • GA3:
    • GA4:

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