69506 Biomolecular Science6cp; 6hpw, online
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A general science background is recommended, including foundation areas such as chemistry, cell biology, anatomy, physiology, immunology and biodiversity.
This subject explores how tissue samples are examined for diagnosis in modern laboratories. The first module explains normal tissue morphology and the routine processing techniques used in histology. This subject includes a module which contextualises patient backgrounds and cultural diversity in relation to pathology testing. Students are introduced to molecular biology and molecular diagnostic techniques currently used in research applications as well as in public microbiology laboratories. The final module investigates abnormal tissue samples and how they are diagnosed in an antomical pathology lab, including special stains, immunohistochemistry, in situ hybridisation and molecular pathology methods.
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