Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics
Queensland University of Technology
Area of Study
Biomedical Sciences, Molecular Biology
Taught In English
LQB182 or (SCB112 and SCB122)
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
OverviewModern biology is concerned with unraveling and manipulating the genetic information stored in a cell's DNA to understand human health and treat disease. This information and technologies underpin the medical advances that span disease diagnostics, vaccines, drugs, forensics, biomaterials, foodstuffs, environmental rehabilitation and even bioterrorism. This unit provides an introduction to the approaches of interrogating genome sequence data and simple genetic engineering technologies used to manipulate DNA sequences.Learning OutcomesOn completion of this unit, you should be able to:
- Demonstrate competency in characterising and manipulating DNA molecules in the wet-lab environments.
- Apply knowledge of gene structure-function relationship to critically interrogate DNA and protein sequence information using programs available from the global genetic databases.
- Integrate the different molecular genetic, biological and bioinformatics approaches towards characterising and manipulating biomolecules.
- Communicate, by written means, an understanding of the basic concepts and approaches to characterising and manipulating genes and genomes.
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Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.