Course handbook

Description

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.


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Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2017
  • Semester 2 - 2018

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the 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


Content

This 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

Requisite

This course replaces HUBS3206. If you have successfully completed HUBS3206 you cannot enrol in this course.


Assumed knowledge

HUBS1403 Biomedical Science Part 1, HUBS1404 Biomedical Science Part 2, HUBS1202 Human Genomics Biomolecular Analysis, HUBS2206 Human Biochemistry and Cell Biology or equivalent.


Assessment items

In Term Test: Mid semester test *

Formal Examination: Final exam *

Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Laboratory reports *

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.


Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

General Course Requirements:

  • Laboratory: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions.

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course.
  • Formal Examination: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course.
  • In Term Test: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course.

Contact hours

Callaghan

Laboratory

Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for 5 Weeks

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 38 hour(s) per Term Full Term

3 hrs per week for 12 weeks and an examination scheduled during the term