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BMS502 Fundamentals of Biotechnology (16)

Abstract

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.

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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Biomedical Sciences

Enrolment restrictions

Master of Corporate Biotechnology students only
Related subject(s)
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;

Syllabus

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

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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 13 October 2017. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.