University of Technology Sydney

69514 Biomolecular Science

6cp; 1 hpw online and 5 hpw self-directed study
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.
Anti-requisite(s): 69506 Biomolecular Science
Recommended studies:

A general science background is recommended, including foundation areas such as chemistry, cell biology, anatomy, physiology, and immunology


The primary focus of this subject is 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. The second module gets you to consider patient backgrounds and cultural diversity in relation to pathology testing. In the third module, students are introduced to molecular biology and molecular diagnostic techniques currently used in research applications and public microbiology laboratories. The final module investigates abnormal tissue samples and how they are diagnosed in an anatomical pathology lab, including special stains, immunohistochemistry, in situ hybridisation and molecular pathology methods.

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