PATH5152 Advanced Molecular Pathology

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
This unit builds on PATH5151 Molecular Pathology and provides students with a sound knowledge and understanding of mutation detection, including methods of mutation analysis, mutation scanning techniques for known and unknown variants, and instrumentation requirements for mutation detection. The unit is designed to provide knowledge of the instrumentation required and methods used to detect DNA mutations in a sophisticated tertiary molecular genetics laboratory setting.
Students are able to (1) demonstrate an integrated understanding of the principles of gene structure and variation as they relate to the diagnosis of inherited disorders and their treatment and (2) demonstrate the technical and analytical skills required to perform a variety of mutation detection techniques used in clinical molecular genetics laboratories.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) seminars; (2) practical reports; and (3) examinations. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Clayton Fragall
Unit rules
PATH5151 Molecular Pathology
Contact hours
lectures: 2 hours per week; tutorials/labs/workshops: 4 hours per week
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