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MELS404 Diagnostic Molecular Pathology

The study of human chromosomes, their abnormalities and relations to diseases, and the pre- and post-natal diagnosis of genetic disorders.

Molecular Diagnostics is a rapidly expanding, dynamic field of study. The techniques learnt can be applied in all the Medical Laboratory disciplines. This paper provides in-depth practical experience in the molecular techniques, including DNA extraction, DNA sequencing, cell culture, standard and real-time polymerase chain reactions (PCR).

Paper title Diagnostic Molecular Pathology
Paper code MELS404
Subject Medical Laboratory Science
EFTS 0.5000
Points 60 points
Teaching period(s) First Semester (13 February 2017 - 2 June 2017), Second Semester (26 June 2017 - 13 October 2017)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,923.00
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $17,600.00

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Restriction
MELX 404
Limited to
BMLSc
Eligibility
Passed all second- and third-year Medical Laboratory Science Papers
Contact
admin.mels@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Convenor: Dr Jenny Rhodes
Supervisor: Clinical diagnostic laboratory staff
Paper Structure
Key Modules:
  • Molecular diagnostic basic equipment and processes
  • Molecular diagnostic basic test procedures
  • Molecular diagnostic specialised investigations
Teaching Arrangements
This paper is a 15-week, distance-taught placement in a clinical diagnostic laboratory within New Zealand and Australia.
Textbooks
Textbooks are not required for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will understand the basic theory behind the methodologies used in molecular diagnostics and gain in-depth practical knowledge of these techniques and how to troubleshoot them.

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Timetable

First Semester (13 February 2017 - 2 June 2017)

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Blackboard

Second Semester (26 June 2017 - 13 October 2017)

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Blackboard

The study of human chromosomes, their abnormalities and relations to diseases, and the pre- and post-natal diagnosis of genetic disorders.

Molecular Diagnostics is a rapidly expanding, dynamic field of study. The techniques learnt can be applied in all the Medical Laboratory disciplines. This paper provides in-depth practical experience in the molecular techniques, including DNA extraction, DNA sequencing, cell culture, standard and real-time polymerase chain reactions (PCR).

Paper title Diagnostic Molecular Pathology
Paper code MELS404
Subject Medical Laboratory Science
EFTS 0.5000
Points 60 points
Teaching period(s) First Semester (12 February 2018 - 20 June 2018), Second Semester (25 June 2018 - 10 November 2018)
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Restriction
MELX 404
Limited to
BMLSc
Eligibility
Passed all second- and third-year Medical Laboratory Science Papers
Contact
admin.mels@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Convenor: Dr Jenny Rhodes
Supervisor: Clinical diagnostic laboratory staff
Paper Structure
Key Modules:
  • Molecular diagnostic basic equipment and processes
  • Molecular diagnostic basic test procedures
  • Molecular diagnostic specialised investigations
Teaching Arrangements
This paper is a 15-week, distance-taught placement in a clinical diagnostic laboratory within New Zealand and Australia.
Textbooks
Textbooks are not required for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will understand the basic theory behind the methodologies used in molecular diagnostics and gain in-depth practical knowledge of these techniques and how to troubleshoot them.

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Timetable

First Semester (12 February 2018 - 20 June 2018)

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Blackboard

Second Semester (25 June 2018 - 10 November 2018)

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Blackboard