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Clinical Cytogenetics G (9844.2)

Level: Graduate Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2, 4
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline: Discipline of Diagnostic Pathology


  • UC - Canberra, Bruce
    Year Teaching Period Convener Mode of Delivery
    2020 Semester 2 MS   Nicole   CHIA (Ph: ) INTENSIVE

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This unit aims to give the student an understanding of the role of cytogenetics in the diagnosis and management of disease. There is a focus on chromosomal rearrangements and disease association, mechanism of formation of chromosomal abnormalities, germline and somatic errors, molecular mechanisms of derivation and the role of altered gene function in the pathogenesis of disease. The student will be introduced to a number of conventional and molecular technologies used to identify and characterise chromosomal and gene rearrangements.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Relate the structure, organisation and function of nucleic acids to the storage of information in the cell;

2. Understand the role of the cell cycle in genetic errors;

3. Describe the molecular mechanisms of genetic modification and relate these to the generation of genetic diversity and disease;

4. Prepare, handle, and store materials in accordance with accepted DNA laboratory protocols;

5. Apply appropriate techniques to the investigation of genetic based disease; and

6. Demonstrate knowledge of the ethics and safety aspects of working in a laboratory using DNA technologies.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

5 hours per week.





Assumed Knowledge

Chemistry and Pathobiology.

Incompatible Units

8618 Cytogenetics G.

Equivalent Units

8618 Cytogenetics G.

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