Return to previous page

Unit details

SLE111 - Cells and Genes

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Previously coded as:

SBB111

Unit chair:

Peter Beech

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

SLE010

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

Trimester 1: 3 x 1 hour class per week, 5 x 3 hour practicals per trimester.

Trimester 3 (Intensive): Taught in intensive blocks at the Burwood (Melbourne) campus. 2-3 x 2 hour class per week, 5 x 3 hour practicals per trimester.

Content

This unit will introduce students to the characteristics of life.  The structure and function of cells will be examined including cell reproduction, membrane organization, cell communication and cell metabolism.  Classical and molecular aspects of genetics will be examined including patterns of inheritance, molecular structure of DNA, mechanisms and control of gene expression and the basic principles of DNA technology.  Genetic control of development of multicellular organism will be introduced.

Assessment

Class test 15%, bioinformatics assignment 7%, practical exercises 33%, examination 45%.  To obtain a pass in the unit, students must submit and pass at least 4 of the 5 practical class assessments.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$1096$1096$3863$3609

* 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.

Return to previous page


Back to top