Human Molecular Science

Course code HUBS2209Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy

This course provides learning that builds on knowledge gained in HUBS2206 and involves integrated learning between the areas of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Human Genetics. Students will study topics such as the cell cycle, cancer biology, recombinant DNA technology and complex modes of inheritance. The course is organised as a series of modules that include lectures and practical classes that prepare students for a career in laboratory-based research in areas of the biomedical sciences.

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011
ObjectivesAt the end of this course students will be able to:
1. Describe how cell growth and differentiation occurs and what happens when the control of these processes is altered.
2. Describe recombinant DNA technology and its applications
3. Describe the process of DNA replication and repair
4. Discuss the concepts and theories of non-Mendelian inheritance
5. Demonstrate how to research topics, seek out information and solve problems in human molecular science
6. Demonstrate practical skills necessary to conduct laboratory-based investigations of human molecular science
7. Analyse, discuss and present laboratory-based data and scientific information in written and oral forms of communication
ContentThis course will cover the following topics:

1. Cell growth and differentiation
2. Cancer biology
3. Molecular biology including recombinant DNA technology and its applications
4. Medical Genetics including DNA repair and non-Mendelian inheritance
Replacing Course(s)Components of HUBS3206 Advanced Human Molecular Science 20 units
TransitionHUBS3206 Advanced Molecular Science will not be offered from 2012. Repeating students will be required to complete HUBS2209 Human Molecular Science (10 units) and HUBS3602 Human Infection & Immunity 2 (10 units) from 2012 onwards.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeHUBS1403 Biomedical Science Part 1, HUBS1404 Biomedical Science Part 2, HUBS1202 Human Genomics & Biomolecular Analysis, HUBS2206 Human Biochemistry and Cell Biology or equivalent.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Examination: FormalStudents must satisfactorily pass the formal examination and overall to be able to obtain a passing or higher grade in this course.
Course Learning Objectives 1,2,3,4
Laboratory ExercisesAssessment may include
Practical reports,
Submission of student Practical manual and Assessment of laboratory skills.
Course Learning Objectives 1,2,5,6,7
Other: (please specify)Attendance: This course has objectives and assessment that relate to laboratory skills, so it is a requirement that you achieve a satisfactory level of attendance at laboratory sessions.
Students who miss a laboratory session, and have grounds for special circumstances, will be provided alternative arrangements to meet these objectives & complete the assessment.
Course Learning Objectives 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
Contact HoursLecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Laboratory: for 3 hour(s) per Week for 7 weeks
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentStudents enrolled in the Bachelor of Biomedical Science program
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for HUBS2209