Courses & Units

Aquatic Molecular Biology JFA305

Launceston

Introduction

This unit provides students with an understanding of the practice and application of molecular biology and technology in marine and aquatic ecosystems. Students learn and practice modern molecular techniques used to characterise, manipulate and compare DNA, RNA and proteins, use of public web-based bioinformatic databases and molecular biology analysis software. Students gain theoretical knowledge of and practical experience in molecular biology and how it can be used to understand the evolution and diversity of aquatic organism and populations, investigate biological processes in aquatic organisms and ecosystems, and improve the selection and performance of species used in aquaculture. The ethical and social issues associated with genetically modified organisms and current/future molecular technologies are also discussed.

Summary

Unit name Aquatic Molecular Biology
Unit code JFA305
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School IMAS
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
Discipline Centre for Ecology and Biodiversity
Coordinator

Dr Christopher Bolch

Teaching staff

Dr Christopher Bolch

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

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston 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 Field of Education

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.

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Weekly for 13 weeks: 2 h lectures, 3 h practicals

Assessment

Coursework: 50%. Examination: 50%.

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Textbooks

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