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GG3202 - Special Topics in Genetics

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
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This subject covers a broad range of state-of-the-art laboratory techniques used in biochemistry and molecular biology research laboratories through both lectures and laboratory experience. Lectures will cover the use of modern techniques used in biochemistry and molecular biology and experimental design. Students will be required to complete a 96 hours placement (three weeks full time during the mid-year break).

Learning Outcomes

  • ensure students are able to reproduce experiments described in a scientific publication;
  • ensure students are able to use the web and databases for the efficient analysis of nucleotide and protein sequences;
  • ensure students are able to design, conduct and analyse the results of genetic experiments;
  • ensure students have first hand experience and develop skills in modern techniques used in genetic research laboratories;
  • proficient use of standard statistics and graphics software packages.
Prerequisites: BC2013 BC2023 BC2024 (GG3101 GG3102 strongly recommended)
BC5202 AND BC3202


Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturers: <Person not found>, Professor Alan Baxter, Dr Margaret Jordan, <Person not found>, <Person not found>, Assoc. Professor Patrick Schaeffer, Professor Ludwig Lopata, <Person not found>, Professor Norelle Daly, <Person not found>, Professor David Miller, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 12 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • 72 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (30%); presentations (10%); assignments (35%); research project supervisor's mark (15%); laboratory book and tutorial attendance (10%).

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