After studying this course, you should be able to:
understand that genes are the units of inheritance for individual characteristics and also may contribute to susceptibility to certain diseases
understand the number of chromosomes that make up the human genome and where they are located within the cell
understand something of the immense scale of the human genome project
understand how gametes are produced by the process of meiosis and how the full complement of 46 chromosomes is restored at fertilisation
understand the role of the X and Y chromosomes in determining sex and how they are inherited.