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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 0 (NATIONAL PRIORITY), 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Science
OfferedClayton Second semester 2011 (Day)
Sunway Second semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Professor John Hamill (Clayton); Dr Tam Sheh May (Sunway)


Structural components of genomes, ranging from unicellular to multicellular organisms, including humans, are examined and mechanisms controlling gene expression in response to environmental stimuli are examined in detail. Ongoing developments in the rapidly advancing field of genomics will be introduced to provide a basic understanding of the various sub components of this field (for example human genomics, comparative genomics, functional genomics). Students will acquire basic laboratory skills involving advanced techniques in molecular genetics and genomic analysis and also experience in computer assisted genetic analysis, database examinations and bioinformatic inquiry


End of semester written examination: 50%
Practical exercise reports and problem solving exercises: 35%
Assignment (critical literature review and/or database analysis, 2000 words): 15%

Chief examiner(s)

Professor John Hamill

Contact hours

Two 1-hour lectures, one 3-hour practical exercise or computer database analysis session per week


Two units from GEN2041, GEN2052, MOL2011, MOL2022, BTH2741, BTH2752, BTH2746, BTH2757, BMS2042, BMS2062. Recommended: GEN2041 and both MOL or BTH units