The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2019

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.

Availability2019 Course Timetables


  • Semester 1 - 2019

Learning outcomes

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

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


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