Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: three x 1 hour lecture, and one x 1 hour tutorial per week. |
Total Time Commitment: 48 contact hours with an estimated total time commitment of 120 hours.
BSc studentsBefore 2009:
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Part A (521-211)
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Part B (521-212) 2009 and subsequently:
Study Period Commencement:
Semester 1, Semester 2
Study Period Commencement:
521-213 Integrated Biomedical Science I
536-250 Integrated Biomedical Science II
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:|| Students cannot enrol in and gain credit for this subject if previously obtained credit for pre-2009 subject 521-302 Functional Genomics. |
BBiomedSc students who have received credit for 521-308 Genome Science are not permitted to enrol and gain credit for this subject.
|Core Participation Requirements:||For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. |
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CoordinatorDr Alana Mitchell
Knowledge of genome structures from various organisms and the rapid development of technologies that exploit such information are having a big impact in biology, medicine and biotechnology. This subject describes the structure and expression of genomes in higher organisms and provides an understanding of the technologies used to analyse and manipulate genes. Students will learn how the modification of genes in cells and whole organisms can be used to discover gene function or to modify phenotype. The structure of eukaryotic chromosomes is presented to demonstrate how genetic material is replicated and how transcription of RNA is controlled. We illustrate how pathways that regulate RNA and protein are integrated to control cell metabolism and cell fate. The content will cover the bioinformatic techniques used to interpret and extend genomic information. The approaches of functional genomics will be discussed in relation to cancer to illustrate the application of molecular biology to the study of human biology and health.
By the end of the subject, the student should understand:
Alberts et al, Molecular Biology of the Cell, 5th edition
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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On completion of this subject, students should have developed the following generic skills:
Students enrolled in the BSc (pre-2008 BSc), BASc or a combined BSc course will receive science credit for the completion of this subject.
Students undertaking this subject will be expected to regularly access an internet-enabled computer.
Bachelor of Biomedical Science |
Bachelor of Science
Master of Biotechnology
Agri-food Biotechnology (specialisation of Biotechnology major) |
Animal Cell Biology (specialisation of Cell and Developmental Biology major)
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Biomedical Biotechnology (specialisation of Biotechnology major)
Biotechnology (pre-2008 Bachelor of Science)
Cell Biology (pre-2008 Bachelor of Science)
Reproduction and Development (specialisation of Cell and Developmental Biology major)
Science credit subjects* for pre-2008 BSc, BASc and combined degree science courses
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