Molecular/Genetic Basis of Disease-Lect

Subject 531-303 (2009)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2009. Search for this in the current handbook

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 3 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

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 John Robert Underwood
Subject Overview: This subject will consider the range of ways in which response to injury be a variety of body systems leads to chronic Neurodegenerative Disease, Autoimmune Disease, Infectious Disease and Cancer.
Objectives: Using lecturers who are experts in their field of research, this subject aims to introduce students to current theoretical and experimental understanding of underlying cellular and molecular processes involved in disease and ways in which this understanding can be used for disease treatment and prevention.

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.

This subject will be available to B.Biomedicine students.

Entry into this subject is dependent on successful completion of both first semester third year level Pathology subjects. See department for details.

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Biomedical Science
Graduate Diploma in Biotechnology
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Biotechnology

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