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SLE321 - Molecular Biology Techniques

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Previously coded as:

SBB321

Unit chair:

Steve Cheung

Prerequisite:

One of SLE206, SLE221, SLE234 or SLE254

Corequisite:

SLE010

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

3 x 1 hour class per week, 6 x 3 hour practicals per trimester.

Content

Molecular biology techniques are common methods used in cell and molecular biology which involve manipulation nucleic acid. SLE321 is designed for students to apply knowledge of molecular biology technique in the fields of biochemistry, genetics, and medicine. In this unit, student will learn concepts and latest methodological advances in molecular biology and examine the varied applications of recombinant DNA techniques to forensics, medicine, agriculture and systematics and ecology. In practical sessions, students will learn essential skills in molecular biological experimentation. They will be required to apply knowledge that relates to modern molecular biology techniques to investigate the isolation and transformation of gene from different plasmids. They will also learn principles of gel electrophoresis, extraction and analysis of DNA, polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-mediated amplification and identification of DNA molecules, cloning and expression of DNA fragments or genes to explore the importance of gene expression and regulation.

Assessment

In-class test 20%, practical report 35%, examination 45%

Unit Fee Information

If you are:

Domestic

  • in a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • an undergraduate full fee paying student - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • postgraduate full fee paying students commenced before 2016 - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • postgraduate full fee paying students commencing in 2016 - refer to Course based calculation below.
  • a non-award student - refer to Unit based calculation below.

International

  • an undergraduate, postgraduate or Higher Degree by Research student commenced before 2016 - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • an undergraduate, postgraduate or Higher Degree by Research student commencing in 2016 - refer to Course based calculation below.
  • a non-award student - refer to Unit based calculation below.

Course based calculation

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Unit based calculation

Your tuition fees are calculated on the units you enrol in. This means your fees are based on the units you choose to study and not a fixed course price. The tuition fees for this unit are displayed in the table below:


Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$1114$1114$3696$3772

* 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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