BMS362 Practical Molecular Methods (2)

This subject will introduce molecular techniques as used in clinical laboratories for the diagnosis and prognostication of disease. These methods are also used in molecular and research laboratories. It will draw on foundation knowledge and skills from, amongst others, second year medical science foundation subjects. The subject will cover, but not exclusively, the following topics: cytogenetic, antibody based and high throughput molecular techniques.  This practical subject will be run in a residential school format with both internal and distance cohorts attending the practical sessions. 

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2021.

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

Assumed Knowledge


Subject Relationships

BMS361 Provides lab practicals for BMS361

Incompatible Subjects


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate general laboratory skills important in medical science and research;
  • be able to use general laboratory equipment and specific molecular techniques for the analysis of proteins and nucleic acids; and
  • be able to calculate, analyse and justify experimental results.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • The molecular basis of diagnostics and prognostication;
  • The use of cytogenetics and Immunohistochemistry;
  • The use of high throughput protein based technology;
  • The use of high throughput nucleic acid based technology; and
  • Calculate, interpret and justify the use of molecular data in diagnosis and prognosis of disease.

Residential School

This subject contains a 5 day Compulsory Residential School.

This subject is a micro-session practical subject and the residential school will provide students with advanced skills in current molecular technologies and high throughput genetic techniques as currently used in medical science. The residential school will not only provide students with the opportunity to practice current molecular techniques discussed throughout the course but will give students the practical information to enable them to apply it within BMS361.

Special Resources

Students attending compulsory residential schools on CSU campuses will incur costs associated with travel, accommodation and required resources.

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.