|Short Description:||Molecular Diagnostics 1|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences|
|School or Department :||School of Health and Wellbeing|
|Student contribution band :||Band 2|
|ASCED code :||060113 - Pathology|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
Pre-requisite: BIO1104 and BIO1203 and BIO1204
Students should be enrolled in the Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science, Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences, Bachelor of Science (Human Physiology), or Associate Degree of Medical Laboratory Science.
This course will explore the following four major themes: human cell biology and medical genetics; cytogenetic principles, nomenclature and molecular cytogenetics; chromosomal analysis in disease; and prenatal cytogenetics and fertility testing. Tutorials will extend the student's knowledge by providing problem-solving tasks, case study investigations and journal article discussions. This course contains a mandatory two-day residential school for both external and on-campus students. This residential school will provide students with the opportunity to apply their theoretical knowledge to practical cytogenetic testing and extended investigation of case studies in specific human diseases that are characterised by known genetic aberrations.