Molecular Biology 2
Area of Study
Biology, Molecular Biology
Taught In English
91132 - Molecular Biology 1 or equivalent
Course Level Recommendations
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Host University Units6
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
This subject aims to provide students with an appreciation of the structure and organisation of the eukaryotic genome, providing a fundamental introduction to the 'omics' technologies including genomics, transcriptomics and proteomics. The various mechanisms by which gene expression is regulated, including transcriptional, post-transcriptional and epigenetic mechanisms, as well as the roles of RNA are also covered. Knowledge of the molecular mechanisms of gene therapy for the treatment of disease as well as the use and application of microarray and next generation sequencing technologies in biology and medicine are also covered. This subject gives students an introduction to the various types of human genetic mutation that lead to disease and the mechanisms of their detection and identification. The importance of computational biology and bioinformatics for the analysis of molecular data is emphasised. The application of molecular biology for advancing human health is discussed throughout.
Course typically offered during the Spring semester
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
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.