- Code BIOL6162
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Biology Teaching and Learning Centre
- ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
- Course subject Biology
- Areas of interest Health, Medicine and the Body
- Academic career Postgraduate
- AsPr Anthony Millar
- AsPr John Rathjen
- Mode of delivery In Person
Second Semester 2015
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This course provides an introduction to the principles and practice of recombinant DNA technology. The biochemical basis for each technique, as well as applications in medicine and agriculture, will be discussed.
The following topics will be included:
- DNA cloning; gene libraries
- DNA sequencing
- Polymerase chain reaction (PCR)
- Blotting techniques
- Expression of recombinant proteins
- Gene mapping
- Transgenic animals
- Gene therapy
- Combinatorial approaches
These topics are fundamental to an understanding of biotechnology.
Note: Graduate students attend joint classes with undergraduates but are assessed separately.
On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
1. Describe and apply methods and techniques used to manipulate DNA.
2. Design strategies for identifying and analysing genes and their function.
3. Recognise the different requirements for gene expression in yeast, bacteria, plants and animals.
4. Demonstrate practical skills used in molecular biotechnology such as PCR and molecular cloning.
5. Obtain and evaluate information on a current topic in molecular biology and communicate this analysis in writing.
Other InformationThe Biology Teaching and Learning Centre is located in Building 116. Alternatively you can email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a permission code to enrol in this course.
Assessment will be based on:
- Practical reports, tutorial test and assignments (total: 75%; LO 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
- Final examination (25%; LO 1, 2, 3)
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Two lectures per week; ten laboratory and/or tutorial sessions of up to three hours each.
Requisite and Incompatibility
You will need to contact the Biology Teaching and Learning Centre to request a permission code to enrol in this course.
Brown, T.A. (2010) Gene Cloning and Analysis: an introduction (6th ed.) Wiley-Blackwell
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- Student Contribution Band:
- Band 2
- Unit value:
- 6 units
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Offerings and Dates
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery|
|1606||20 Jul 2015||07 Aug 2015||31 Aug 2015||30 Oct 2015||In Person|