Molecular Biology


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.



  • Semester 1 - 2016

Learning Outcomes

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.


  • Genome organisation
  • Transcriptional regulation
  • Post-Transcriptional regulation
  • Epigenetic regulation
  • Systems Biology

Assumed Knowledge


Assessment Items

Quiz: Quiz-On-Line

Presentation: Group oral presentation

Written Assignment: Written assignment

Formal Examination: Written exam

Contact Hours



Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for 8 Weeks


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 8 Weeks