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Cellular and Molecular Biology
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The University of Notre Dame Australia is committed to delivering an excellent student experience, alongside a high standard of teaching, research, and training. As a leader in ethical education, Notre Dame aims to develop students’ critical reasoning and their ability to make ethical decisions—crucial skills to progressing their careers and leading purposeful lives. At Notre Dame, students navigate their future with an ethical education online.
On completion of this course students should be able to achieve the following learning outcomes:
- Compare the structure and function of viruses, and of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells
- Outline the major groups of biologically important molecules, their genetic structure and their function in living organisms.
- Explain how genetic information is transferred during the processes of cellular division to enable the growth and reproduction of living organisms.
- Examine current and potential applications of genomics and the ethical dilemmas involved in their use.
- Chemistry of living cells
- Cellular form and function
- Cellular differentiation
- The cell cycle
- Chromosomal basis of inheritance
- Molecular basis of inheritance
- Flow of genetic information
- Gene expression, epigenetics and biotechnology
- Genetic and genomic testing; Ethical and psychosocial aspects of genomic medicine
In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
No additional requirements
The course outlines the principles of cell and molecular biology as underpinnings of life and organism function. Topics covered include cell structure and function, the molecular aspects of the cell cycle and the molecular basis of genetics. Gene structure, the control of gene expression, regulation of gene function, molecular processes involved in protein synthesis and the role of genomics and of gene therapies in medicine will be examined.
- Written exam (35%)
- Written exam (35%)
- Presentation and written submission (30%)
Current study term: 01 Aug 21 to 05 Nov 21
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