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HMM202 - Molecular Diagnostics

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Yann Gibert


HMM102 or HMM103



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

3 x 1 hour classes per week, 5 x 3 hour practical classes per trimester and Cloud (online) discussions


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) 15%

Assessment task 2: Written assignment (800 words) 15%

Assessment task 3: Practical report (1000 words) 20%

Assessment task 4: Examination (2 hours) 50%

Prescribed texts

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

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

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2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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