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BTH2732

Faculty of Science

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 0 (NATIONAL PRIORITY), 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Science
OfferedGippsland Second semester 2011 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2011 (Off-campus)
Sunway Second semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Phillip Brook-Carter (Gippsland); Dr Lim Siew Ping (Sunway)

Synopsis

In order to carry out any DNA manipulation a large variety of enzymes and specialised techniques are used. This unit will provide the opportunity to gain an understanding of the nature and use of the "tools of the trade" applied routinely by molecular biologists. This includes the management of biological databases. A wide variety of applications will be explored, ranging from human disease situations to genetic modification of crop species.

Objectives

On completion of this unit, students will: understand basic principles of recombinant DNA technology, appreciate their applications in medical and industrial settings, understand the use of biological databases for data storage and demonstrate skill in data mining, and acquire skills in analysis, interpretation and presentation of experimental data.

Assessment

Examination (3 Hours): 60%
Online bioinformatics project: 20%
Practical and tutorial exercises: 20%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Phillip Brook Carter

Contact hours

Three hours of lectures and two hours of practical/tutorial per week.

Off-campus attendance requirements

Optional 2 day residential school

Prerequisites

BIO1722 or BIO1022 and one of BTH2746, BTH2741, BTH2766, BTH2711, MIC2011

Prohibitions

BMS2062, MOL2022, BTH3757