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SCH3223 Medical Genetics
Credit Points: 15
SCH1133 Human Genetics
or equivalent
This unit gives students an appreciation of the achievements and rapid pace of development in medical genetics. It creates a case-based learning environment, linking daily situations in clinical genetics to the complex information available from human molecular genetics. In this way, medical genetics is made simple, attractive and real. Important examples of human genetic disorders are introduced and current strategies for diagnosis, treatment and prevention described. The unit concludes with an analysis of services available for families with genetic disorders.

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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
SMCHUMHuman Biology 8 Unit Supporting Major
MIHBIOHuman Biology Minor
MAHBIOHuman Biology Major
SMCGENHUMAN GENETICS 8 Unit Supporting Major
MAAADOHuman Genetics Major
MIAGENHuman Genetics Minor
SMCPSIPHYSIOLOGY 8 Unit Supporting Major
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 15/03/2012 VET: 15/03/2012