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Molecular and cellular pathology involves the study of disease processes at the molecular level and allows diagnosis of disease through the detection of genetic mutations, dysregulated gene expression and non functional or cytotoxic proteins. In this unit, you will learn about the role of cellular genetic material and associated genetic rearrangements and mutations. You will explore the application of molecular techniques, such as polymerase chain reaction and next generation sequencing, and their revolutionary impact on diagnostic testing. The residential school may be scheduled outside of the term of offering of the unit.
Career Level: Postgraduate
Unit Level: Level 9
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites
Prerequisites:Enrolment in Master of Laboratory Medicine.
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.
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Offerings For Term 2 - 2024
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).
This unit has a Compulsory Residential School for distance mode students and the details are:
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