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SLE346 - Molecular Basis of Disease

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:

SBB346

EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Leigh Ackland

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 practicals per trimester

Content

Molecular Basis of Disease is the study of the pathology of human disease at a molecular and cellular level. Building on previous knowledge of biology and chemistry, students will learn general principles of cell pathology and examine the molecular and cellular changes that lead to diverse clinical features in inherited syndromes and multisystem diseases in this unit. Fundamental concepts including toxic damage to cells, repair process within cells, cell ageing and mechanisms of cell death will be addressed in this unit. Students will apply knowledge of these fundamental concepts to study common disorders including cancer and brain disease as well as explore how the environment can influence disease and the role of trace elements in human biology. During classes students will be exposed to current theories of the molecular basis of disease through articles from the primary scientific literature. In practical sessions, students will learn essential laboratory skills that will enable them to investigate some key concepts in cell biology.

Assessment

2 x in-class tests (10% each) 20%, practical reports 35%, group presentation 5%, examination 40%

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

Your unit tuition fees are based on the course you are enrolled in. Please refer to the current year's course entry to estimate the unit cost.


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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