Subject details

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

  1. Understand the fundamentals of many of the emerging techniques
  2. Understand applications of molecular and genetic technologies
  3. Understand how these can be applied in medicine, agriculture, diagnostics and environmental technologies.
    • Basic molecular cloning technologies
    • Regulation of gene expression in eukaryotes
    • Genome editing
    • Next generation of genome sequencingDNA sequencing technologies
    • Introduction to bioinformatics
    • Forensic application of molecular biology
    • recombinant vaccines
    • Nanobiotechnology


This subject assumes a level of knowledge in genetics, cell biology and biochemistry equivalent to at least the completion of a second year tertiary subject.

Special requirements

No special requirements

Please note: this subject is no longer offered in Study Period 1, and has been rescheduled in Study Period 2 instead.

  • practical report (20%)
  • quizzes, problems assignments (30%)
  • Invigilated Exam (50%)

Textbook information is pending.

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