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HMM102 - Principles of Gene and Genomic Technology

Unit details

Year2015 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

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.

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