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HMM202 - Molecular Diagnostics

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

Yann Gibert


HMM102 or HMM103

Contact hours:

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


You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


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)

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