School Of Science And Health

Molecular BiologyWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 300234.3


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

Assumed Knowledge
Molecular Biology builds on pre-existing knowledge of DNA, gene and chromosome structure in prokaryotes and eukaryotes; the basic events in prokaryotic and eukaryotic transcription, including the role and structure of RNA polymerase; the differences between transcription in prokaryotes and eukaryotes; post-transcriptional events in eukaryotes and their purpose; the basic events in prokaryotic translation and how these differ in eukaryotes; protein structure and conformation, and the importance of post-translational modifications for protein function.

Equivalent Units
14439 - Cell and MolecularBiology, 300549 - Human Molecular Biology, B1305A - Molecular Biology, J3678 - Molecular Genetics

300219 Biochemistry 1 OR 300555 Proteins and Genes

About this Unit
This unit is replaced 300817 - Molecular Biology from Spring 2014. The unit Molecular Biology covers gene expression and regulation at an advanced level, and students will develop an understanding of the processes and practical applications of DNA technology. Students will gain a thorough grounding in major techniques such as PCR, DNA sequencing, DNA fingerprinting, restriction mapping, hybridisation techniques, gene cloning as well as the use of cloning vectors, DNA libraries, genetic engineering in different types of cells and organisms and functional genomics. Students will also be introduced to bioinformatics and issues in biosafety and ethics relating to gene technology.


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