This course illustrates basic principles of genetics using examples from prokaryote and eukaryote organisms. It emphasises classical genetic techniques and how genetics is used to gain understanding of whole organisms. The gene, its context and the genome are the primary concepts covered. The focus will be on Drosophila developmental genetics, yeast cell biology and human disease. On successful completion of the course a student should be able to understand genetics.

Pre-requisite(s): Integrated Science or Foundations of Science and one additional Life Science course