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SLE321 - Molecular Biology Techniques

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 practical classes per trimester

Note: 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.

Content

Topics will include: methods for the extraction and analysis of DNA; polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-mediated amplification and identification of DNA molecules; cloning and expression of DNA fragments or genes; sequencing of DNA; analysis of sequences using nucleic acid and protein databases (bioinformatics); genetic analyses of individuals and populations by DNA profiling; gene mutagenesis; and the latest directions in DNA technology, such as microarrays and RNAi. The unit also examines the varied applications of recombinant DNA techniques to forensics, medicine, agriculture and systematics and ecology.

Assessment

Examination 40%, class test 15%, bioinformatics assignment 15%, practical report 30%

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