Functional Genomics and Proteomics - 2016

Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 3
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Web Dependent
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
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  • Availability for 2016: SP2 , SP3
  • Assessment: Invigilated Exam (50%) , Mid-study period test (10%) - Learn more

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2016 Fees
Domestic 1,864.00
International 2,114.00

This unit is designed to provide the student with a detailed understanding of molecular genetics and diagnostics as applied to eukaryotic organisms. In particular, the focus will be on the impact of new technologies in this area. The syllabus is covered in a program of lectures, practical exercises and computer-based activities designed to facilitate the acquisition of knowledge in the area of molecular genetics and its applications in breeding, research, diagnostics and biomedical research.

Please note the dates below for the compulsory requirements for this unit to attend laboratory classes at RMIT University's Bundoora Campus:

Study Period 2:

  • Jun 20 - 24, 2016 - 2pm - 6pm

Study Period 3:

  • Oct 24 - 28, 2016 - 2pm - 6pm

At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. List and discuss the uses of functional genomics and proteomics in agriculture, ecotoxicology and human health
  2. Apply functional genomics techniques in the laboratory
  3. Work effectively in a team to research and deliver a presentation on an aspect of functional genomics and proteomics
  4. Understand and discuss the ethics of applying genomics to human health
  • Invigilated Exam (50%)
  • Mid-study period test (10%)
  • Quizzes — Online (10%)
  • Report — Practical (30%)
For more information on invigilated exams see Exams and results

Recommended prerequisites

You are recommended to have completed the following unit(s) or have equivalent knowledge before starting this unit:

  • Some on campus attendance

This unit addresses the following topics.

1Genomics of biotic and abiotic stress resistance
4Real - time PCR

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This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
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