- Study at Deakin
- Life at Deakin
- Industry and community
- About Deakin
|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong)|
Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne)
|Previously coded as:|
3 x 1 hour class per week, 5 x 3 hour practical classes per trimester
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.
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.
Class test 15%, bioinformatics assignment 5%, practical exercises 35%, 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
Unit fee information available soon