Introductory Medical Genetics (RHHG5026)


The aim of this unit is to provide students with a broad introduction to the principles and practice of medical genetics. The content covered includes: history and philosophy of medical genetics, genetic informatics, molecular basis of human inheritance, Mendelian inheritance, biochemical genetics, mitochondrial inheritance, cytogenetics, neurogenetics and cancer genetics. At the end of this unit of study the student should have a basic understanding of the topics above and be able to apply this knowledge to further study in this area.

Further unit of study information


4hr/week; total 36 hours of lectures


class participation plus major assignment (100%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Additional Information

Only for students commencing in 2004 or later.

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.