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.
4hr/week; total 36 hours of lectures
class participation plus major assignment (100%)
Only for students commencing in 2004 or later.