BMS502 Fundamentals of Biotechnology (16)
This subject will consider four of the major areas of biotechnology. It will give a broad overview of current theory on DNA structure and function, protein structure and function and lifecycles of pro and eukaryotic organisms.
No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2019.
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.
Subject Information
Grading System
One session
School of Biomedical Sciences
Enrolment restrictions
Master of Corporate Biotechnology students only
Subject Relationships
BMS205 also contains material from BMS240 and BMS241
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • describe the structure of DNA
  • describe the major DNA related processes as DNA replication, RNA transcription and protein translation;
  • Understand how DNA integrity is being maintained by repair processes and how mutations are formed;
  • describe the structure of proteins and its relation to protein function;
  • understand the primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary structure of proteins and how they influence protein function
  • Understand and describe basic enzymological principles and how these principles are influenced by protein structure;
  • Have a general understanding of the structure and life cycle of pro and eukaryotic cells;
The subject will cover the following topics:
* Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic cell structure and function * DNA structure and function * DNA related processes (Replication and Transcription) * RNA translation * DNA repair and maintenance * Protein structure and function * Basic enzymology * The life cycle of pro and eukaryotic organisms
Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure you will need to contact your Course Director. You can find the name and contact details for your Course Director in your offer letter or contact your School office.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 334 733 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: June 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.