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|
|Subject||Medical Laboratory Science|
|Points||60 points 60 points|
|Teaching period(s)||First Semester (10 February 2020 - 17 June 2020), Second Semester (22 June 2020 - 7 November 2020)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,163.00|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$20,374.00|
- MELX 404
- Limited to
- Passed all second- and third-year Medical Laboratory Science Papers
- 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 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.