HMM202 - Molecular Diagnostics

Year: 2018 unit information
Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:

Yann Gibert


HMM102 or HMM103



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Trimester 1:

4 x 2 hour workshops, 5 x 3 hour practical classes, and 22 online classes per trimester

Trimester 2:

6 x 2 hour seminar workshops, 5 x 3 hour practical classes, and 22 online lectures per trimester


This unit will introduce students to the roles that genes and proteins play in normal cell function and dysfunction and their role in disease progression. The role of aberrations in these processes will be discussed, along with how they are detected and the clinical implications of these molecular signatures. The current and future benefits of this field will also be considered, with a focus on diagnostic, prognostic and therapeutic applications.


Assessment task 1: Mid-trimester test (45 minutes) 20%

Assessment task 2: Practical class assessment and written report (1500 words) 30%

Assessment task 3: Examination (2 hours) 50%

Prescribed texts

Patrinos G P, Ansorge W J. 2010. Molecular Diagnostics (Second Edition). Elsevier Inc. (Online book)

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