Course Description

Course Name

Functional Genetics

Session: VCPS3122

Hours & Credits

24 Host University Units

Prerequisites & Language Level

Course entry requirements: MCB2020F AND MCB2021F (or at least a 40% subminimum for the examinations and a final mark of 45% (supplementary) for these courses.

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


Course outline:
The course lays the foundation for the major in genetics, and shows how the tools of classical and molecular genetics can be applied to understanding the regulation of gene expression, cell differentiation and patterning in bacteria and eukaryotes. Concepts covered will include forward and reverse genetics; the genetics of mitochondria and chloroplasts; human genetics; the genetic analysis of cell cycle regulation and axis determination in Drosophila; microbial genetics, including regulation of the lac operon, and lysogeny and lysis of bacteriophage lambda.

*Course content subject to change