BC2023 - Molecular Genetics
|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
Molecular genetics and its associated technologies have had a major impact on every
area of the life sciences, from medicine to ecology, so that knowledge of this area
is now an essential component of degree programs in the biological and biomedical
sciences. This is the foundation subject in molecular biology and it provides the
essential knowledge background for molecular and cell biology, with applications in
all fields of biology. It explores the structure of DNA, the mechanism of replication
of DNA, genetic recombination and repair of DNA, transcription, translation, chromatin
structure. It compares and contrasts the systems used by eukaryotic and prokaryotic
organisms. The practical aspects of this subject focus on applications of recombinant
DNA technology and bioinformatics.
- explain the central dogma of molecular biology;
- describe how genetic information is stored and propagated;
- describe elements of gene regulation in prokaryotes and eukaryotes;
- describe how genes are expressed in prokaryotes and eukaryotes;
- apply bioinformatics to examine the central dogma of molecular genetics;
- apply recombinant DNA techniques and examine their potential in basic sciences, e.g.bioengineering
and biomedical sciences.
|To successfully complete this subject it is recommended that students complete BM1000
and BZ1001 prior to enrolment.
|BC3022 AND PC3202
Study Period 2
|Census Date 23-Aug-2018
||Assoc. Professor Patrick Schaeffer
||Mr Ray Layton, Assoc. Professor Patrick Schaeffer, Professor David Miller, Dr Ira Cooke.
- 35 hours lectures
- 10 hours tutorials
- 20 hours practicals
||end of semester exam (60%); quizzes or tests (20%); assignments (20%).
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