Molecular Biology

Course code BIOL3090Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Environmental and Life Sciences

This course is designed to encompass the major process of molecular biology. These are examined in both eukaryotes and non-eukaryotes. A particular focus will be given to transcriptional regulation in both these systems. An additional section will encompass systems biology.

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
ObjectivesOn successful completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate:

1. The skills required to interpret and review research in molecular biology.
2. Demonstrate an understanding of the complexities of genomes and how this complexity relates to both normal development and disease.
3. An understanding of the ways in which knowledge of the basic biology of an organism can inform applied research.
4. The ability to develop and communicate scientific theories.
5. Skills in information retrieval, interpretation and presentation.
ContentGenome organisation
Transcriptional regulation
Post-Transcriptional regulation
Epigenetic regulation
Systems Biology
Replacing Course(s)NA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeBIOL2050
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Examination: Formal
Group/tutorial participation and contribution
Quiz - Class
Contact HoursSeminar: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 8 weeks
Lecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for 8 weeks
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for BIOL3090