Advanced Human Molecular Science

Course code HUBS3206Units 20Level 3000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy

This course provides learning that builds on that in HUBS2205,HUBS2409 and HUBS2601 and involves integrated learning within and between the disciplines of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Human Genetics, Immunology, Microbiology and Virology. Students will study advanced topics such as recombinant DNA technology, complex modes of inheritance, antibody production in vivo and in vitro and the structure, function and genetics of viruses and microbes. The course is organised as a series of modules which include problem based tutorials,lectures and practical classes.

Not available in 2015

ObjectivesThe objectives of this course are to provide students with advanced knowledge and understanding of molecular biology, cellular and cancer biology, human genetics, immunology, microbiology and virology.
ContentBiochemistry and Cell biology
- cell growth and differentiation and cancer biology,

Molecular Biology
-recombinant DNA technology,

Medical Genetics
-DNA replication and repair and non-Mendelian inheritance,

-host-pathogen relationships, characterisation of infection and vaccination,

-leucocyte growth and differentiation and mechanisms of cell-cell communication in the immune system,

-Replication strategies of viruses, immune avoidance mechanisms, mechanisms of pathogenesis
Replacing Course(s)Components of HUBS2404 Cell and Molecular Science Part 2 20 units and HUBS3404 Advanced Cell & Molecular Science 10 units
TransitionNot applicable
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeCompletion of year two of the Bachelor of Biomedical Science program or equivalent
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsProblem Based Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments
Examination: FormalFormal examination

Students must satisfactorily pass the formal examination in order to be able to pass the course overall.
Laboratory ExercisesAssessment may include
Practical reports,
Submission of student Practical manual and Assessment of laboratory skills.
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.
Contact HoursLaboratory: for 5 hour(s) per Week for 10 weeks
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 2 weeks
Computer Lab: for 3 hour(s) per Week for 2 weeks
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Lecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentStudents enrolled in the Bachelor of Biomedical Science program