BIOTECHNOLOGY

PHA4BT

2017

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Students will be introduced to the fundamental principles underlying the common techniques used in recombinant DNA technology and genetic engineering, and their application to pharmacy and the pharmaceutical industry. Students will also be introduced to the areas of pharmacogenomics, bioinformatics and how genetic data may be assessed for the purpose of gene analysis.

SchoolSchool of Molecular Sciences/LIMS

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorChristopher Bradley

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites BIO2IMB or BIO2MBC

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsBiochemistryPrescribedGarrett, RH and Grisham, CM 20053RD EDN., THOMSON.
ReadingsGenes VIIIPrescribedLewin, B 2004PEARSON PRENTICE-HALL

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Develop and present a line of argument concerning a current topic in biotechnology.

Activities:
Current topics in biotechnology are introduced in the lectures. These are developed further in the workshops and culminate in student workshop debates on a range of relevant topics. Each student participates in a single debate on a current biotechnology topics. The teamwork contribution is peer assessed.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Speaking (Speaking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

02. Evaluate how gene technology is applied to current biomedical science.

Activities:
Gene technology's application to biomedical science is introduced in lectures and expanded in workshops. Assessment is via examination.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

03. Gather, organise and critically analyse material on the future of biotechnology.

Activities:
The future of biotechnology is discussed in lectures. Students are required to undertake self-directed learning to answer topic problems which are assessed.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2017, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorChristopher Bradley

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 12 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 12 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Three 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2-hour examination (2000-word equivalent)40 02
50 min mid-semester test (800-word equivalent)20 02
Online tasks (1,600-word equivalent)5 x 4% short online tasks and 4 x 5% longer online tasks40 01, 03