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  • Biochemistry and Molecular BiologyBCMB20002

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject is an introduction to the field of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, building on 1st year chemical principles relating molecular structure to biological function. The content includes a detailed introduction to the structure of biological building blocks (amino acids, nucleic acids...

  • Medical Biology Research Project Part 2BMSC40008

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Please refer to Part 1 - BMSC40003 for details.

  • Fundamentals in Eye BankingBMSC90012

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject is the foundation specialist program for eye banking and associated sectors. Graduates will commence with an exploration of the sector’s history, and the differences and similarities between eye, organ and tissue transplant sectors, before delving into theoretical and technical knowl...

  • Medical Biology Research Project Part 1BMSC40003


    The student will conduct an original research project in a research laboratory under supervision of a research scientist at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute from February to November. The student will be introduced to current literature and techniques in specialised areas. The research project...

  • Flora of VictoriaBOTA90005

    Offered:Summer TermYear:2019

    This subject is designed for students wishing to take a summer course, and who are interested in the biology of native plants and plant communities and environments in Victoria. It is suited to students studying environmental science or environmental studies. Topics covered include: biogeograph...

  • Advanced Techniques in Molecular ScienceBCMB30010

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019Quotas apply

    To participate in the rapidly expanding fields of genome research and protein structure-function analysis it is necessary to have an understanding of the techniques used in these areas. This subject provides practical training in the technologies of molecular biology, protein expression and mole...

  • Cell Signalling and NeurochemistryBCMB30004

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Aberrations in the structure and expression of hormones, growth factors, neurotransmitters and their receptors can give rise to diseases such as cancer and neurodegenerative diseases. To understand the molecular basis of these diseases, it is essential to know how hormones, growth factors and neu...

  • Designing Living SystemsLARC20001

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Ecological design is an interdisciplinary endeavour that demands a high level of scientific literacy from the lead designer. This subject, Designing Living Systems, examines the technical aspects of ecological design in the urban context. Through a series of lectures, seminars and tutorials deli...

  • Interpreting Australian Landscape DesignLARC30002

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject develops an understanding of the formative influences to have shaped contemporary public and private landscapes. A critical examination of the historical development of landscape design in Australia requires study of: key international design precedents through history; social influ...

  • Biochemistry Research Project Part 2BCMB40012

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Please refer to Part 1 - BCMB40011 for details

  • Advanced Studies in BiochemistryBCMB40002


    Students undertaking this subject must complete five modules.The first module will introduce the concept of biomedical research and will cover advances in genome sciences, structural biology, bioinformatics and molecular cell biology.Three professional skills modules aim to teach students skills ...

  • Advanced Topics in GeneticsGENE90018

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject will focus on one or more current areas of Genetic research and aims to provide students with an in-depth coverage of these areas with respect to recent advances and insights. This subject will extend basic knowledge in these areas gained during a student’s undergraduate degree. The ...

  • Clinical Genome Variant AnalysisGENE90025


    Clinical Genomic Variant Analysis is designed to provide students with an understanding of genome variant analysis. It will be taught as an intensive, blended (on-line and face-to-face) subject over a two-week period, The syllabus will provide an introduction to the bioinformatics pipeline assoc...

  • Genes: Organisation and FunctionGENE30002

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject focuses on gene structure, function and regulation, which form the molecular basis of many important biological phenomena such as short-term organismal and cellular responses to rapid changes in environmental conditions and long-term controls of development. The molecular mechanisms ...

  • Clinical GenomicsGENE90002

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject will examine the roles of both genetic and environmental determinants in the expression of complex disease traits and cancer. Principles of genetic and genomic testing will be investigated and students will learn to apply these in clinical case-based scenarios.   This curriculum is...

  • Industry Project in BiotechnologySCIE90015

    Offered:Year LongYear:2019

    This subject will provide practical insights into the role of science and scientific thinking within business, and the successful application of this perspective, along with communication and business tools, to work environments. Students will be assigned to syndicate groups to address a practica...

  • Metabolomics and ProteomicsSCIE90002

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Proteomics and metabolomics analyse the final cellular state resulting from the interaction of the environment and cellular gene expression. Proteomic techniques describe the protein composition of a cell or tissue resulting from gene expression, post-transcriptional and post-translational modifi...

  • Scientists,Communication & the WorkplaceSCIE90006

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject examines the workplace environment and the range of competencies needed to operate effectively. Communication is central to success in the workplace, from proposing projects, consulting and influencing colleagues, through to reporting. Students will gain a range of communication skil...

  • Human Sciences: Human/Nonhuman EncounterSCIE20002

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject is the second subject in a Human Sciences subject sequence that can stand alone, or contribute to the Human Sciences program in the BSc. The sequence and program seek to compare and contrast the ways that a variety of scientific disciplines understand ‘the human’, from standpoints at...

  • Critical Thinking in ResearchSCIE40001

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject will provide students with an opportunity to develop some critical thinking skills that are required for a variety of research activities. These skills will be gained from discussions, and critical evaluations, of some recently published research papers. In their written submissions,...