This unit extends the student's understanding of the concepts of genetics and molecular biology obtained in CXA171 Cell Biology and Function and CXA262 Cell and Molecular Biochemistry. The unit focuses on medical molecular genetics, providing detailed study of genetic mutations and inheritance patterns of genetic diseases. Laboratory sessions will cover molecular diagnostic techniques.
|Unit name||Human Molecular Biology|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
|Coordinator||Doctor Stephen Myers|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- Analyse and interpret theoretical concepts of complex genetics problems related to human disease.
- Demonstrate self-directed learning by accessing, critically evaluating, and synthesising a scientific review from a wide variety of peer-reviewed scientific information sources.
- Communicate, in oral and written format, fundamental genetics disease processes, diagnostics, and treatments in a manner appropriate for an informed scientific audience.
- Implement molecular diagnostic techniques to critically evaluate, interpret, and describe genetic inheritance patterns and genetic disease processes from experimental results.
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PrerequisitesCXA262 or CXA315|CXA315
Tutorial – 1 hour (weekly), self-directed learning activities – 10 hours (weekly). A three-day long practical class (approximately 6 hrs - 8 hrs/day) will be held during Week 13.
|Assessment||Quiz (25%)|Quiz (25%)|Laboratory Notebook and Practical Participation (15%)|Oral Presentation (10%)|Complex disease pathology and diagnostics activity (25%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
You don’t need a textbook to pass this unit, but it will certainly help you understand the content in more detail. The following textbook will be used in some of the lectures for CXA300 -
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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