Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics

Queensland University of Technology

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics

  • Host University

    Queensland University of Technology

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Biomedical Sciences, Molecular Biology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    LQB182 or (SCB112 and SCB122)

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Modern 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 Outcomes
    On completion of this unit, you should be able to:
    1. Demonstrate competency in characterising and manipulating DNA molecules in the wet-lab environments.
    2. Apply knowledge of gene structure-function relationship to critically interrogate DNA and protein sequence information using programs available from the global genetic databases.
    3. Integrate the different molecular genetic, biological and bioinformatics approaches towards characterising and manipulating biomolecules.
    4. Communicate, by written means, an understanding of the basic concepts and approaches to characterising and manipulating genes and genomes.

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