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HMM102 - Principles of Gene and Genomic Technology

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Yann Gibert





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

3 x 1 hour classes per week and 5 x 3 hour practical classes per trimester, as well as an Ethics seminar


This unit explores the concepts underpinning the manipulation of genes and genomes and its application to medical biotechnology. Topics include genetic engineering of microbes, cells and organisms, protein expression technologies, bioinformatics, proteomics, sequencing and transcriptome analysis, with practical classes providing skill development in the key technologies.


Assessment task 1: Weekly pre-laboratory questions (50 minutes) 15%

Assessment task 2: Portfolio of laboratory reports (1200 words) 35%

Assessment task 3: Examination (2 hours) 50%

Prescribed texts

Glick, Pasternak, Patten 'Molecular Biotechnology: Principles and Applications of Recombinant DNA' (2010 4th Ed) ASM Press

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

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2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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