Clinical Cytogenetics G (9844.2)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Health|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Discipline Of Diagnostic Pathology||Graduate Level|| Band 2 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020)
Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn 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.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
As students of the University they will develop the qualities of critical thinking, curiosity and reflective practice. They will use foresight, initiative and leadership, and be open to alternative perspectives. As graduates, they will continue to learn and thrive in environments of complexity, ambiguity and change.
Assumed knowledgeChemistry and Pathobiology.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||01 August 2022||On-Campus||Ms Nicole Chia|
Biology (11th ed) Campbell, Reece, Myers (ed) (2017), Pearson Education
Gardner R.J.M and Amor D. (2018) Gardner and Sutherland's Chromosome Abnormalities and Genetic Counselling 5th ed. New York, Oxford University Press.
Cancer Cytogenetics. Chromosomal and Molecular Genetic Aberrations of Tumour Cells (3rd ed.), S.Heim and F Mittelman (ed) (2010), Wiley-Blackwell.
International System for Human Cytogenetic Nomenclature (2016), McGowan-Jordan J. (ed) Karger, Basel
WHO Classification of Tumours of Haematopoietic and Lymphoid Tissues, 4th ed
Swerdlow, S.H., Campo, E., Harris, N.L., Jaffe, E.S., Pileri, S.A., Stein, H., Thiele, J., Vardiman, J.W
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Any assessment item submitted WITHOUT the specified information on the first page will be returned to the student and not marked until this requirement is met. Late penalties will be applied (see below).
Late submission of assignments for the Faculty of Health
All assessments should be submitted by the specified due date and time in the Unit Outline. Any submissions received after the due date and time without an approved formal extension will undergo a mark adjustment.
In extenuating circumstances, a late submission may be considered without a mark adjustment on production of supporting documentation and at the discretion of the Unit Convenor (i.e. the Unit Convenor agrees to an extension to the deadline for submission).
The following conditions will apply to late submissions without an approved extension:
Mark adjustment: 5% of the maximum mark available for the assessment task will be deducted for each day late up until five days late. For example an essay awarded 60% (60/100) submitted 2 days late will receive a mark adjustment of 5% per day, therefore, the adjusted maximum mark for that item will be 50% (50/100).
Similarly, if the weighting is used then a piece of work worth 50% of the unit which received 30/50 would be reduced by 2.5 marks per day (i.e. 5% of 50) and would therefore receive a maximum adjusted mark of 25/50 if late by two days.
Submissions received more than 7 days after the prescribed date and time will not be accepted for marking, a mark of zero (0) will be awarded for the item.
For the purposes of these penalties, all days of the week count, including weekends and public holidays, even when the University may be closed.
The minimum possible mark for late submission is zero.
For clarification, one (1) minute past the specified due date and time is considered a late submission.
It is students' responsibility to be familiar with the electronic submission process (e.g., the use of MOODLE and URKUND). Students are reminded to ensure they plan well enabling adequate time to submit assessments prior to the deadline, in order to avoid a mark adjustment.
Extensions must be applied for before the due date.
Students can apply for an extension to the due date for submission of an assessment item on the grounds of illness or other unavoidable and verifiable personal circumstances. Documentary evidence will be expected in order that an extension be granted.
It should be noted that such documentation will be considered but will not guarantee that the application will be successful. The Unit Convenor will decide whether to grant an extension and the length of the extension.
Students should note that this policy does not apply to deferred exams which are centrally administered by the examinations office.
Special assessment requirements
You are required to attain a mark of 50% overall (or higher) to pass this Unit.
Diagnostic Pathology students are expected to complete the AIM Quiz in the first two (2) weeks of their course.
No submitted assessment pieces will be marked in this unit until the Quiz has been completed (proof of successful AIM completion may be requested by the Unit Convener).
Students should have access to computer and a reliable internet.
Required IT skills
This unit may involve online meetings in real time using web conferencing software which provide a virtual classroom where you can communicate in real time with your lecturer and other students. For best audio quality we recommend a microphone and speaker headset.
Students should be conversant with searching for and accessing information via electronic means; the use of Canvas; and word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software. Student should have reliable internet access.
Purchase of the recommended text is advised but not compulsory. A copy of the e-text and a hard copy of the text is available for short term loan in the library.
Self-printing of electronically provided material
Access to a computer and internet service
Work placement, internships or practicums
Privacy and Confidentiality
As part of its partnership arrangements with Health Agencies, the Faculty of Health at the University of Canberra is aware of the issue of confidentiality of information gained from clinical placements and externships. Students are expected to analyse their experiences from these as part of their academic study. In order to support learning while protecting confidentiality of information, the following guidelines have been developed:
Pseudonyms should be used for the names of patients and organisations in all academic work.
Identifying information, including demographic information, should be modified in academic work, using terminology such as ‘similar to'.
Students should mark all academic work with sensitive information as ‘in-confidence' in the footer.
Students should develop ‘composite' patients/clients based upon their experiences with several patients or clients in one clinical experience if possible. Students should note that this is a ‘composite' and not intended to identify a single person.
Students should use the password-protect function on their word processing programs to further guard sensitive information.
Students should avoid naming other students in academic work, such as reflective pieces or portfolios.
Students should attend workshops for health science students on how to change information about patients in line with these recommendations.
For further information students may visit http://www.privacy.gov.au/act/#health
Style Guide for report formatting
Unless otherwise approved (in writing), all written assessment pieces (formative and summative) must conform to the following requirements:
Headings in bold, maximum font size 16 pt.
Font size: 11 pt – Times New Roman, Arial or Calibri.
Margins no less than 1.5 cm on all sides.
Page number at bottom right hand corner of footer.
Student identification number (number only) at top right hand corner of header.
References given in NLM/Vancouver style (chronological numeric) ONLY. Information on this referencing styles can be found on the library website at http://www.canberra.edu.au/library/research-gateway/research_help/referencing-guides
Privacy statements if required (see Section 6g of the Unit Outline).
Assignment requirements (first page) as per Section 5c above.
Any word limits specified in assignments (in this Unit Outline or in task descriptions on Moodle) will INCLUDE all tables, figures and appendices, but EXCLUDE references (unless otherwise stated).
Submissions which exceed the specified word (or page) length will be truncated at the word (or page) limit and only assessed to this point.
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