Molecular/Genetic Basis of Disease-Lect

Subject 531-303 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 36 lectures (three per week)
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours
Prerequisites: 531-301 and 531-302; biochemistry and molecular biology 521-211, 521-212 and 521-220.
Corequisites: 531-304 Molecular and Genetic Basis of Disease - Practical.
Recommended Background Knowledge: Biochemistry and molecular biology 521-301 and/or 521-302; microbiology 526-304 and microbiology 526-324.
Non Allowed Subjects: Credit cannot be gained for both 531-304 and 531-305. Credit cannot be gained for 531-303 and 531-302 prior to 2000.
Core Participation Requirements: It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study and reasonable steps will be made to enhance a student’s participation in the University’s programs. Students who feel their disability may impact upon their participation are encouraged to discuss this with the subject coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit.


Dr J R Underwood; Dr M M Ayers
Subject Overview:

The material in this subject is directly integrated with and follows on from 531-301 Cellular Basis of Disease. It forms a core group of lectures to be taken by students enrolled in 531-304 and 531-305. This unit will expand and deepen the study of disease processes and their investigation; the genetic and molecular causes and results of these processes will be considered under the following theme headings: immunological disease, neurological disease, neoplasia, genetic disease and gene therapy. The lectures will focus on questions under investigation in current areas of research related to these topics.

Assessment: Two multiple choice question tests during the semester (20% each); a 3-hour written examination in the examination period (60%).
Prescribed Texts: References to current scientific journal articles will be given during the lectures.
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

Students enrolled in the BSc (pre-2008 BSc), BASc or a combined BSc course will receive science credit for the completion of this subject.

Entry into this subject is dependent on successful completion of both 531-301 and 531-302 and will be finalised after publication of results. See department for details.

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Arts and Sciences
Bachelor of Biomedical Science
Bachelor of Science
Graduate Diploma in Biotechnology

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