Courses & Units

Molecular Biology in Health & Disease CBA265

Hobart

Introduction

Provides students with a broad introduction to molecular biology. The focus is primarily on humans and other mammals but most of the matters discussed apply to a much broader range of species. Major topics include protein structure and function; DNA structure, replication and transcription; protein synthesis; molecular biology of cancer; genetics of human disease; and DNA technology and its applications.

Biochemistry is not taught at first-year level. Entry to CBA265 depends on appropriate choice of first-year units.

BSc students (and students doing combined degrees that include a BSc)
   
If your career aspirations are in the biomedical area, your first-year choices should include the following prerequisite units: KPZ164 Cell Biology Genetics and Evolution, KZA161 Biology of Animals, KRA113 Chemistry 1A, KRA114 Chemistry 1B. You are also strongly encouraged to include CHG105 Human Biology 1 (Science) and CHG106 Human Biology 2 (Science).

If your career aspirations are in the life sciences area, your first-year choices should include the following prerequisite units: KPA161 Biology of Plants, KPZ164 Cell Biology Genetics and Evolution, KZA161 Biology of Animals, KRA113 Chemistry 1A, KRA114 Chemistry 1B.

BSc students who do not have these prerequisites MAY be accepted after consultation with the Unit Coordinator; for example, a student who has not done a first-year chemistry unit will be considered if they have good marks in Year 12 Chemistry, CHM315109, and have done one of the prerequisite first-year biology units.

Summary

Unit name Molecular Biology in Health & Disease
Unit code CBA265
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
Discipline Medicine
Coordinator

Dr Louise Roddam

Teaching staff

Dr Louise Roddam, Dr Steve Richards, Dr Adele Holloway

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
Note

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 16/7/2018 10/8/2018 3/9/2018 21/10/2018

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2017: $1,131.00 2017: $2,055.00 010901

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following units:

73O - CBA250 OR CBA211

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Two x 1 hour lectures weekly, 3 hours lab fortnightly and 1 hour tutorial weekly

Assessment

2 hour written end-of-semester paper (70%), practicals (15%), tests and assignments during semester (15%)

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Textbooks

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