Human Genetics Theory

Macquarie University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Human Genetics Theory

  • Host University

    Macquarie University

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Biology, Genetics, Human Biology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    39 credit points including BIOL206

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This unit deals with the molecular, cellular and population basis of the genetics of human beings. Topics include: pedigree analysis; population studies; inbreeding; cytogenetics; organisation of the human genome; identifying genes for single-gene and complex disorders; cancer genetics; developmental genetics; behavioural genetics; sex determination; immunogenetics; twin studies; genetic counselling; genetic screening; and the social and ethical implications of studies in human genetics. Emphasis is placed upon the enormous impact which recent molecular advances have had upon the subject, as well as techniques of genetic analysis. Comparisons with the genetics of other vertebrates are made wherever appropriate.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.