University of Technology Sydney

41166 Healthomics and Molecular Diagnostics Studio

Requisite(s): 41162 Fundamentals of Biomedical Engineering Studio A AND 91161 Cell Biology and Genetics AND 42001 Bioinformatics
Recommended studies:

91161 Cell Biology and Genetics; 42001 Bioinformatics

Fields of practice: Biomedical Engineering program



The objective of this subject is to familiarise students in the areas of advanced molecular diagnostics on the wider field of biology, the health industry and society in general. This subject runs in a studio mode with an emphasis on collaboration and design thinking, concept development and refinement.

Students acquire knowledge and skills in diagnostics technologies with a focus on designing and building a PCR machine. The PCR build is directed at specific stakeholders with outcomes relating to real-life problems which can enhance people's quality of life. The subject further develops specialised verbal communication skills needed for the diagnostic industry. Overall the subject provides training for students in the area of molecular diagnostics with an emphasis on constructing a PCR machine and understanding the basis of the PCR reaction.

Typical availability

Autumn session, City campus

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