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Grasp the principles and methods of emerging gene technology. Study the structure and function of macromolecules. Examine gene cloning and expression systems. Learn how technology is used to change the genetic makeup of cells to diagnose and treat disease.
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- 31 May 2021
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- Understand the fundamentals of many of the emerging techniques;
- Understand applications of molecular and genetic technologies;
- 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 sequencing DNA sequencing technologies
- Introduction to bioinformatics
- Forensic application of molecular biology
- recombinant vaccines
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.
- AttendanceDetails - Practical - minimum five days campus attendance required
*More details will be provided at the commencement of the relevant Study Period and available on Canvas.
1. Online quiz (MCQ): 15% This assessment support CLOs 1, 3 & 6 2. Practical component (20%) This assessment supports CLOs 2, 4& 6 3. Formative assessment 1: 30% This assessment supports CLOs 1, 3, 4& 6 4. Formative assessment 2: 35% This assessment supports CLOs 1, 3, 5 & 6
- practical report (20%)
- quizzes, problems assignments (30%)
- Invigilated Exam (50%)
Current study term: 30 May 21 to 29 Aug 21
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