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Area/Catalogue
BIOL 3032

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
105677

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)

Course aim

To present the principles of a comprehensive range of basic biotechnology techniques and their application to deciphering the genetic composition of whole genomes, the molecular biology of major human diseases and the detection and monitoring of disease and biotherapy.

Course content

Eukaryote genes: structure, function and control; translation control. Genomics Genome projects (HUGO): large scale DNA sequencing, sequence analysis, gene mapping; ethical issues. Bioinformatic techniques: Nucleic acid databases, protein databases, internet resources for bioinformatics, sequence analysis software, chemical databases, molecular modelling. Diagnostic techniques: nucleic acid amplification and other technologies for mutation detection. Therapy for genetic diseases, cloning in animal cells and whole animals. Protein technology: two dimensional protein separation and microanalysis including amino acid analysis, micro-sequencing, mass spectrometer-based analyses. Diagnosis of diseases. Independent research project conducted within the controlled and supervised environment of the UniSA teaching laboratories. This will act as essential preparation for the subsequent independent research project to be conducted in research laboratory as part of the research elective project.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
BIOL 2016 Genetics
BIOL 2057 Genes to Proteins

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Lecture 2 hours x 13 weeks
Practical 6 hours x 7 weeks
Computer Practical 2 hours x 7 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Quiz - 30% 1 hour
Placement 1000 words 20% -
Examination - 50% 3 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.1250
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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Course Coordinators

School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences

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