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|Offered at:||(B, G)|
|Previously coded as:|
One of SBB206, SLE206, SBB221, SLE221, SBB234, SLE234, SBB254 or SLE254
3 x 1 hour lectures per week, 6 x 3 hour practical classes per trimester
|Note: Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.|
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.
Examination 40%, class test 15%, bioinformatics assignment 15%, practical report 30%
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.