The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020

Course handbook


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.

Availability2020 Course Timetables


  • Semester 1 - 2020

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Interpret and review research in molecular biology;

2. Illustrate the complexities of the regulation of gene expression;

3. Explain the ways in which knowledge of the basic biology of an organism can inform applied research;

4. Develop and communicate scientific theories;

5. Apply skills in information retrieval, interpretation and presentation.


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


Students must have successfully completed BIOL2050 to be enrolled in this course.

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 9 Weeks

Last week is for revision


Face to Face On Campus 9 hour(s) per Term Full Term