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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 96 hours: 6 x 1 hour lectures per week, 1 x 3 hour practicals/CAL per fortnight and 1 x 1hour tutorial per fortnight |
Total Time Commitment: 240 hours (including non-contact time)
Biomolecules & Cells
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
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Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
|Core Participation Requirements:||This subject requires active participation in laboratory activities. Students who feel that their disability may impact upon their active and safe participation in the subject are encouraged to discuss this with the unit coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit.|
CoordinatorAssoc Prof Duncan Peter Macgregor, Mrs Sandra Jocelyn Uren
The subject introduces students to the molecular and cellular aspects of biological systems with particular emphasis on human biology.The course is arranged for students to generate an understanding of the molecular aspects of biology at the biomolecular, sub-cellular and cellular level, building up to the system and whole organism level, including and understanding of the molecular and cellular basis of infections and host cell responses. This multi-disciplinary subject is co-taught by staff in the departments of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Genetics, Microbiology and immunology, and Pathology. There is particular emphasis on integration of these disciplines with students receiving both theoretical and practical knowledge of fundamental and frontier research and development in these areas.
This multidisciplinary subject is expected to provide and understanding of:
5 intra-semester tests (3 x 5%, 2 x 10%), and 2 written end of semester exams (30% and 35%)
Alberts B, Johnson A, Lewis J, Raff M, Roberts K, Walter P, "Molecular Biology of the Cell", 5th Edition"
Nelson D, Cox M, "Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry", 5th edition
Mitchell R, Kumar V, Abbas A, Fausto N, "Pocket Companion to Robbins and Coltran Pathologic Basis of Disease", 7th edition
Griffiths, "Introduction to Genetic Analysis", 9th edition
Pierce BA, "Genetics a Conceptual Approach", 2008, 3rd edition
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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Completion of this subject is expected to provide students with the following skills:
This subject is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Biomedicine.
This subject is not available to students in the Bachelor of Science.
Students undertaking this unit should have access to an internet-enabled computer.
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