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SCH1133 Human Genetics
Credit Points: 15
This unit provides students with information that will help them assess genetic issues they are likely to encounter throughout their lives.   It begins with classical genetics: coverage of cell division, transmission of traits from generation to generation, cytogenetics and developmental genetics.  Emphasis then shifts to DNA structure, gene expression, mutation and cancer before cloning and recombinant DNA technology are introduced.  One specialised topic ‘Genes and the Immune System’ is considered before the unit concludes with an analysis of the social, legal and ethical issues arising from reproductive technology, genetic testing and screening, genetic and gene therapies and genetic counselling.

This Unit is part of the following Courses / Unit Sets
SMAAAAAAESS Exercise and Sports Science Professional Accreditation 8 Unit Supporting Major
G83Bachelor of Science (Forensic and Biomolecular Science)
E69Bachelor of Science (Human Biology)
SMBIOMBiomedical Science 10 Unit Supporting Major
SMCBIMBiomedical Science 8 Unit Supporting Major
MIBIOMBiomedical Science Minor
MABIOMBiomedical Science Major
C17Diploma in Science - Bunbury
SMCHUMHUMAN BIOLOGY 8 Unit Supporting Major
MIHBIOHuman Biology Minor
MAHBIOHuman Biology Major
SMCGENHUMAN GENETICS 8 Unit Supporting Major
MIGENHuman Genetics Minor
MIHPERHuman Performance Minor
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 31/03/2008 VET: 31/03/2008