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Principles of Molecular Biology (Advanced) - BIOC2201
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Campus: Kensington Campus
Career: Undergraduate
Units of Credit: 6
EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)
Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 6
Enrolment Requirements:
Prerequisite: BABS1201 and CHEM1011 or CHEM1031 and CHEM1021 or CHEM1041
Excluded: BIOC2291, GENB1001, GENS6011
CSS Contribution Charge:Band 5 (more info)
Further Information: See Class Timetable


Provides an introduction to modern molecular biology and covers the molecular mechanisms of gene expression and fundamental aspects of recombinant DNA technology. The major topics covered include: the structure, function and properties of DNA and RNA; the replication and transcription of DNA; protein synthesis; regulation of gene expression; molecular biological techniques (DNA cloning, hybridization analysis, DNA sequencing, site-directed mutagenesis; the polymerase chain reaction (PCR), and microarrays); Bioinformatics; Applications of Molecular Biology; Biotechnology; and recent advances in molecular biology. Practical work to complement the lectures.

Note: Enrolment in this course may be subject to quota restrictions. Such restrictions only apply to students taking this course as an elective part of their plan.

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