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BMSC12012 Molecular Cell Biology
Molecular Cell Biology
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General Information

Overview

This unit focuses on developing an understanding of how genomes are organised, how they function within the cell, how molecular medical treatments can be developed, ways in which we can manipulate genomes and utilise their components for a range of medical applications. You will explore the application of molecular techniques, such polymerase chain reaction and next generation sequencing, and their revolutionary impact on diagnostic testing.

Details

Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 2
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisite BMSC11002 Human Body Systems 2 AND BMSC11005 Foundations of Biochemistry OR BMSC11008 Medical Anatomy and Physiology 2 AND BMSC11005 Foundations of Biochemistry OR BMSC11011 Human Anatomy and Physiology 2 AND BMSC11005 Foundations of Biochemistry

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 1 - 2023

Bundaberg
Mixed Mode
Rockhampton

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Residential Schools

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Class and Assessment Overview

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This information will be available on Monday 9 January 2023
Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from SUTE

Feedback

Good use of extra resources and guest lecturers.

Recommendation

Continue to enhance the extra resources, and maintain the same teaching staff where possible.

Feedback from SUTE and Self Reflection

Feedback

Tutorials and revision can be improved

Recommendation

Participation in the weekly tutorials was not optimal so consideration will be given to substituting these with a series of three or four online workshops covering a number of topics spread throughout the term to increase engagement. These can be scheduled at times that are more appealing to the students.

Feedback from SUTE and Self Reflection

Feedback

Revise group activity

Recommendation

While significant progress has been made with the group task, students felt that more clarity could be provided regarding this task. Enabling students to select their topic via a poll has also been suggested rather than a random allocation. Also, reflection as to how the group task is presented (literary review vs poster) will be considered.

Unit Learning Outcomes

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Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes

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Textbooks and Resources

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Academic Integrity Statement

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