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Advanced molecular biology: Modern concepts and applications (6 points)


Leader: Associate Professor Rod Devenish and Dr Kaye Trembath

Clayton First semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: This unit provides an understanding of DNA as the genetic component of organisms and cells, encompassing the information content, the organisation of DNA sequences, and expression of this information into RNA and proteins. Topics include global aspects of genome organisation and expression outcomes (genomics and proteomics, respectively). Other themes include the molecular diagnosis and treatment of human genetic disease using smart technologies such as gene therapy, DNA vaccines and novel therapeutics, and new information contributing to treatment deriving from genome mining.

Assessment: Examination (3 hours): 55% + Essay (2000 words): 15% + Evaluation of practicals and syndicate sessions/ data assessment/ oral presentations (30%) will take place weekly during the semester in the practical/ tutorial/ self-directed learning sessions

Contact Hours: Two 1-hour lectures and one 4-hour practical/ tutorial/ self-directed learning exercise per week

Prerequisites: MOL2011 and MOL2022 + Recommended: BCH2011 and BCH2022

Prohibitions: BTH3757

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