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BIO2104 Molecular Diagnostics 1

Short Description: Molecular Diagnostics 1
Units : 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: BIO1103 and BIO1203 and BIO1204

Other Requisites

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.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2021 External
Semester 1, 2021 On-campus Toowoomba
Date printed 30 November 2021