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BMED13-214: Molecular Diagnostics

Description

In this subject, students will learn about the regulation of gene expression, the human genome and the techniques that are available to study genes. Students will be introduced to the tools of bioinformatics and use these to analyse human genes and genetic diseases. Advanced studies in the molecular biological techniques used to investigate patterns of gene expression will be an important part of this subject. This subject will interest students who wish to undertake a career in a research or a biomedical laboratory setting.

Subject details

TypeUndergraduate
CodeBMED13-214
EFTSL0.125
FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences & Medicine
Semesters offered
  • May 2022 [Standard Offering]
  • May 2023 [Standard Offering]
Credit10
Study areas
  • Medicine
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2021: $5,260
  • Commencing in 2022: $5,260

Learning outcomes

1. Demonstrate knowledge of the techniques that molecular biologists use to manipulate and analyse nucleic acids. 2. Demonstrate knowledge of how molecular biology is used in diagnostic laboratories for the detection and monitoring of disease. 3. Carry out DNA/RNA isolation and analysis methods including PCR, genotyping by RFLP, DNA sequencing,  RT-qPCR and FISH 4. Demonstrate understanding of the Human Genome Project and associated bioinformatics. 5. Demonstrate an understanding of associated molecular biology approaches including recombinant DNA technologies, stem cells and gene therapy. 6. Obtain, interpret and synthesise information from background reading and use it to effectively supplement lecture notes. 7. Efficiently and effectively communicate scientific knowledge, experimental results, and analyses, in both oral and written formats.

Enrolment requirements

Requisites: ?

Nil

Assumed knowledge:

Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.

Assumed Prior Learning (or equivalent):

Restrictions: ?

Nil

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens21/03/2021
Semester start17/05/2021
Subject start17/05/2021
Cancellation 1?31/05/2021
Cancellation 2?07/06/2021
Last enrolment30/05/2021
Withdraw – Financial?12/06/2021
Withdraw – Academic?03/07/2021
Teaching census?11/06/2021