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Area/Catalogue
BIOL 2057

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
105681

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)

Course aim

To establish a basic understanding of the cellular pathways that produce molecules of biological importance, and to develop practical skills in selected methods for analysing these molecules.

Course content

Genes, structure, organisation, localization. Chromatin and modelling. Regulation of genes and relationship to transcription. Transcriptional control mechanisms. Transcription factors, basal transcription apparatus. Gene control at distance. RNA structure, splicing. mRNA production and stability. Translation, translation control. Protein folding mechanisms and structure. Protein distribution. Protein signalling. Protein degradation.
Analysing DNA. Understanding recombinant DNA and its relationship to cloning. Protein expression using plasmids. Vectors fro DNA. Protein expression systems. Mass spectrometry and nuclear magnetic resonance for protein and DNA analysis; chromatographic and electrophoretic methods for nucleic acid and protein separation and characterisation; X-Ray crystallography as it pertains to the structure of proteins and amino acids; DNA and protein microarrays, principles and current technologies.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
Group 1
BIOL 1007 Molecules to Tissues A
BIOL 1012 Molecules to Tissues B
CHEM 1006 Chemistry 100
CHEM 1007 Chemistry 101

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Lecture 2 x 1 hour x 13 weeks
Tutorial 2 hours x 13 weeks
Practical 4 hours x 13 weeks
Computer Practical 1 hour x 1 week

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
Week 5 quiz 1 hour 15% -
Test 1 hour 20% -
Examination 3 hours 65% -

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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