Courses & Units

Biomolecular Approaches to Medical Research CAM312


This unit provides students with an understanding of how contemporary approaches in molecular biology are being used to address problems in human health and wellbeing. This includes an introduction to genomics and proteomics. The use of molecular biology and protein biochemistry tools to probe current research problems in biological and biomedical sciences will be highlighted.


Unit name Biomolecular Approaches to Medical Research
Unit code CAM312
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
Discipline Medicine
Coordinator Doctor John Lin
Available as an elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2024 22/3/2024 15/4/2024 2/6/2024

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Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss and apply contemporary biomolecular approaches used to address issues related to health and disease.
  • Design strategies to investigate disease mechanisms using analytical and biomolecular tools.
  • Plan and conduct experiments using contemporary biomolecular approaches to data collection and analysis.
  • Solve research problems using contemporary biomolecular approaches to data collection and analysis.
  • Critically evaluate, interpret and communicate experimental data and medical research literature.

Fee Information

The 2024 Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) rates are still being finalised by the Government and we will update the domestic fee information as soon as we have more details.




Mutual Exclusions

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

CBA341 and CBA342


Teaching Pattern

Independent Learning 2-3 hours weekly; Practical 4 hours weekly; Self-directed study 3-4 hours weekly 

AssessmentTest (15%)|Lab Worksheet (20%)|Laboratory Report (25%)|Exam (40%)
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