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SLE346 - Molecular Basis of Disease

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)
Trimester 2: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:

SBB346

EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Leigh Ackland (Trimester 1), Jim Rookes (Trimester 2)

Prerequisite:

SLE212 and one of SLE206, SLE211, SLE222 or SLE214

Corequisite:

SLE010

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

3 x 1 hour class per week, 5 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

This unit will cover the pathology of human disease at a molecular and cellular level and will be presented in four sections. The first section will address toxic damage to cells, repair process within cells, cell ageing and mechanisms of cell death. The second section will cover the biology of cancer. The third section will examine the molecular and cellular changes that lead to diverse clinical features in inherited syndromes and multisystem diseases. In the fourth section the role of trace elements in human biology and disease will be discussed. Within the unit students will be exposed to current theories of the molecular basis of disease through articles from the primary scientific literature.

Assessment

Two tests (10% each) 20%, examination 40%, practical work 40% (including laboratory work and group presentation)

Unit Fee Information

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