BC3102 - Molecular Basis of Disease
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences
For students who do not have the required pre-requisites, please seek advice from
the Discipline Academic Advisor to enrol
This subject builds on the principles and concepts introduced in BC2013 and BC2024
and focuses on how eukaryotic cells are regulated at the molecular and genetic level.
Topics covered include intracellular structures, signal transduction, protein sorting
and translocation, the cytoskeleton, the cell cycle, apoptosis, molecular immunology
and the molecular biology of cancer. Advanced cell biology is important to a wide
range of current biomedical and genetic research because it describes much of the
biochemical basis for modern treatment and prophylaxis approaches. The lectures and
practical sessions of this subject are focused on providing a background in molecular
biomedicine to compete effectively in the job market. The first half of semester covers
the structures and biochemistry of basic cell functions (division, death, movement,
production and responsiveness) while the second half integrates this knowledge to
develop a working understanding of the molecular bases of four complex biological
systems: tumour biology, disease, immune responses to foreign proteins (allergies)
and to infectious diseases (parasites).The subject concludes with a look to the past
leading to emerging technologies and their impact on the field of biomedical science.
- Demonstrate conceptual understanding relating to modern molecular biology;
- Develop laboratory skills in the manipulation and analysis of cells and cellular biomolecules;
- Demonstrate proficiency in literacy, numeracy, critical thinking and scientific process;
- Source, synthesise and evaluate reliable scientific information with independence.
||BC2013 AND BC2024
|BC3020 BC5102 GG3102
Study Period 1
|Census Date 28-Mar-2019
||Dr Margaret Jordan
||Mr Ray Layton, Professor Alan Baxter, Dr Margaret Jordan, Assoc. Professor Patrick Schaeffer, Professor Ludwig Lopata, Dr Elecia Johnston, Dr Lionel Hebbard, Ms Miriam Wankell.
The student workload for this
credit point subject is approximately
- 32 hours on-campus > Lectures
- 4 hours on-campus > Tutorials
- 20 hours on-campus > Practicals
- assessment and self-directed study
||end of semester exam (55%); other exams (10%); practical reports, written assignments (35%).
Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process,
and in case
of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest