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Unit of study_

BIOL3018: Gene Technology and Genomics

A unit of study with lectures, practicals and tutorials on the application of recombinant DNA technology and the genetic manipulation of prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms. Lectures cover the applications of molecular genetics in biotechnology and consider the regulation, impact and implications of genetic engineering and genomics. Topics include biological sequence data and databases, comparative genomics, the cloning and expression of foreign genes in bacteria, yeast, animal and plant cells, novel human and animal therapeutics and vaccines, new diagnostic techniques for human and veterinary disease, and the genetic engineering of animals and plants. Practical work may include nucleic acid isolation and manipulation, gene cloning and PCR amplification, DNA sequencing and bioinformatics, immunological detection of proteins, and the genetic transformation and assay of plants.

Code BIOL3018
Academic unit Life and Environmental Sciences Academic Operations
Credit points 6
(MBLG2X72 or GEGE2X01 or GENE2002) and 6cp from (MBLG2X71 or BCMB2XXX or QBIO2001 or IMMU2XXX or BIOL2XXX or MEDS2003)

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. understand regulations governing the generation and use of gene technologies
  • LO2. know, understand and analyse genomic information
  • LO3. define and describe different gene technologies
  • LO4. compare and contrast gene technologies and their application
  • LO5. develop skills in the use and application of molecular biology tools
  • LO6. formulate ideas on the applications of genomic information to gene technology
  • LO7. relate the use of gene technologies to improving our world.