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  • Functional Genomics and BioinformaticsBCMB30002

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Knowledge of genome structures from various organisms and the rapid development of technologies that exploit such information are having a big impact in biology, medicine and biotechnology. This subject describes the structure and expression of genomes in higher organisms and provides an understa...

  • Molecular Aspects of Cell BiologyBCMB30003

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject will describe the molecular mechanisms underpinning eukaryotic cell organisation, morphology and behaviour and their importance in biomedicine. We will explore the relationships between cellular organisation and the biological functions of normal, stressed and malignant cells, as wel...

  • Biochemistry Research Project Part 1BCMB40009

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Students complete a major research project in the field of biochemistry and molecular biology under the supervision of a member of the Department or affiliated institution.

  • Molecular Analysis of Cell FunctionBCMB20003

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject investigates the molecular mechanisms by which cells regulate their replication, function and metabolism, i.e. the essential properties of living organisms. The focus of the subject is the examination of current or classic research that exemplifies these topics. Subject content focus...

  • Research Project In GeoscienceGEOL90025

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    The research project option within the Master of Geoscience will be available for students who have demonstrated a strong aptitude for research to perform a short research project under the direction of a supervisor. The research project will build on the skills obtained in Practical Earth Scienc...

  • Advanced Clinical Genomics 2GENE90022

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject will examine the role of genomics and precision medicine in pharmacological therapies, using examples of emerging treatments for a variety of genetic conditions (Module 1). It will introduce students to the principles of genomic variant curation and interpretation in a clinical setti...

  • Human and Medical GeneticsGENE30005

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject focuses on several key areas in contemporary human genetics: mutation in humans and its molecular basis; polymorphisms; selection and its consequences; gene mapping; strategies for identifying genes which cause human disease; the molecular basis of genetic diseases; genetics of cance...

  • Genetics in the MediaGENE10001

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Genetics is a topic commonly discussed in the media. It may be an article in a newspaper or magazine, a TV news report or current affairs program, a TV series or a film. Topics include the discovery of genes associated with health such as cancer, genetic testing, recombinant DNA technology in agr...

  • Principles of GeneticsGENE20001

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject provides broad coverage of the study of genetics including: the DNA molecule and inheritance; the factors which modulate allele frequencies in natural populations; the genetic basis of phenotypic variation; genetic analysis in eukaryotes, viruses and bacteria; the nature of the genet...

  • From Lab to LifeSCIE90011

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    What does it take to develop something innovative and then move it from the laboratory out into the real world? Scientists must negotiate a labyrinth of hurdles, ranging from conducting bullet-proof data analysis, designing clinical trials, developing and managing intellectual property, assessing...

  • Science: A Study of Life and EnvironmentSCIE10001

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Science provides a view of the living world and its environment that uses observation and measurement to build an understanding of the function of parts of a system and the interactions between them. This subject aims to develop students’ understanding of this evidence-based approach, integrating...

  • Thinking ScientificallySCIE20001

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    In this subject students will learn the fundamentals of the methods used in science practice, how to construct and evaluate a scientific argument, and how processes of scientific investigation are applied across the diverse range of scientific disciplines. Contextual examples will be used from cu...

  • Science Research Project AbroadSCIE30003

    Offered:Summer Term, Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    In this subject students participate in an individual program of supervised research at an overseas institution in which the student contributes to the design of a research project, in consultation with a supervisor at that institution; conducts the research; and presents the findings of the proj...

  • Advanced Clinical Genomics 1GENE90021

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject will apply principles of genetic counselling practice to model clinical practice in specialised areas of genetic medicine, including Inherited neurological conditions, cardiac arrhythmias and cardiomyopathies, blood disorders, bone and connective tissue disorders, metabolic condition...

  • Intro to Human Genetics & GenomicsGENE90023

    Offered:Summer Term, JuneYear:2019

    The Introduction to Human Genetics is a wholly online subject designed to provide students with a solid foundation of basic human genetics. The subject will cover basic genetics principles, such as the structure and function of DNA, genes and chromosomes, focussing on the human context. The syll...

  • Human Genetics & Genomics in HealthcareGENE90001

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject will introduce students to the complexity of the human genome, and tools used by genetic counsellors to access information and inform risk assessment. Students will apply these tools in examining the molecular basis of single-gene and mitochondrial genetic diseases, including disease...

  • Evolutionary Genetics and GenomicsGENE30001

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    The emphasis of this subject is on understanding how evolutionary forces shape the gene pool, on the use of molecular markers in genome mapping, in dissecting polygenic traits by mapping quantitative trait loci, and in other applications such as phylogenetics and conservation biology. The topics ...

  • Experiments in GeneticsGENE20003

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    The subject provides coverage of the techniques and experimental designs used in genetic, cytogenetic and molecular genetic analysis of microorganisms and higher organisms by the performance of laboratory experiments and problem analysis. Lectures emphasise the principles involved in these experi...

  • Genes and GenomesGENE20002

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    The subject emphasizes the molecular basis of gene structure and expression in prokaryotes and eukaryotes; the processes of DNA replication, mutation and recombination; the methods used for gene isolation, analysis; and application to genetic problems, an introduction to the fundamental genetic p...

  • Genes Molecules and CellsGENE90019

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    The subject introduces students to the molecular and cellular aspects of biological systems with particular emphasis on human biology. The course is arranged for students to generate an understanding of the molecular aspects of biology at the biomolecular, sub-cellular and cellular level. The gen...