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SCH1133 Human Genetics
Credit Points: 15
This unit provides students with information about genetic issues they could encounter during their lives. It begins with classical genetics - cell division, transmission of traits, cytogenetics and developmental genetics.  Emphasis then shifts to DNA structure, gene expression, and recombinant DNA technology before the genetic nature of cancer is introduced. The unit concludes with an analysis of the social, legal and ethical issues arising from genetic testing and screening, genetic counselling, reproductive technology, gene therapy and genetic treatment.

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This Unit is part of the following Courses / Unit Sets
E69Bachelor of Science (Human Biology)
SMCBIMBiomedical Science 8 Unit Supporting Major
MIBIOMBiomedical Science Minor
MABUUDBiomedical Science Major
MAAADPBiomolecular Science Major
SMCHUMHuman Biology 8 Unit Supporting Major
MIHBIOHuman Biology Minor
MAHBIOHuman Biology Major
SMCGENHUMAN GENETICS 8 Unit Supporting Major
MAAADOHuman Genetics Major
MIAGENHuman Genetics Minor
SMCHPEHuman Performance 8 Unit Supporting Major
MIHPERHuman Performance Minor
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 15/03/2012 VET: 15/03/2012