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HMM202 - Molecular Diagnostics

Unit details

Year2015 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

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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