Credit points: 15
Biotechnology, based on cell and molecular biology, has become a central part of the biological revolution. This subject familiarises students with some of the latest developments and specific technologies in plant and animal biotechnology. The advantages and problems associated with biotechnology are debated. Topics include the role of gene technology in the improvement of insect and disease resistance and specific technologies, including plant genome sequencing, RNA interference, functional genomics and microarray analysis, and will include guest lectures by leading experts.
FacultyFaculty of Science, Tech & Engineering
Subject Co-ordinatorAnthony Gendall
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
Prerequisites BOT2ILP or AGR2BAA
Incompatible subjects BOT3PB
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Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnthony Gendall
Two 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"For 12 weeks"
Problem Based Learning
One 3.0 hours problem based learning every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Weeks 2, 4, 6 and 8"
|8 in-lecture tasks/activities (quizzes, discussion participation, short summaries of guest lectures)||10|
|Final oral presentation of PBL topic||10|
|Introductory oral presentation of PBL topic||5|
|One 3-hour examination||50|
|PBL report (1000 words)||25|