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Introductory Medical Genetics - RHHG5026

Year - 2020

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%)

Additional information
Only for students commencing in 2004 or later.


Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 2 Early B

14 Sep 2020

Department/School: Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Neonatology
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 09 Oct 2020
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 4.0
EFTSL: 0.083
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Professor David Sillence
HECS Band: 3
Courses that offer this unit

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