ADVANCED ANALYTICAL BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

BCH3AAB

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students extend previous knowledge and practical skills gained from second year Biochemistry. The laboratory component emphasizes the underlying theory, provides experience in experimental design and provides hands-on practical instruction in analytical biochemistry techniques including organelle isolation, enzyme assays, electrophoresis, nucleic acid isolation and gene expression. In addition to the practicals, students will complete workshops where additional theory will be presented, extending the techniques demonstrated in the laboratory. The workshops will also provide an opportunity to further develop skills in quantitative literacy, scientific communication and critical analysis of scientific methodology and data.

SchoolMolecular Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJulian Pakay

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesBCH2IBM AND BCH2MBC

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsBCH3BMA

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyMerit based quota management

Quota-conditions or rulesAcademic achievement in prerequisite subjects BCH2IBM and BCH2MBC.

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

BCH3AAB Laboratory Manual

Resource TypeWeb resource

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorJulian Pakay (updated anually)

YearN/A

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherAvailable on the LMS

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Explain concepts in analytical biochemistry and molecular biology using appropriate vocabulary.
02. Be able to follow detailed protocols, follow best occupational health and safety practice and apply advanced techniques in analytical biochemistry to generate and analyse data.
03. Collect, analyse and evaluate information from literature to prepare a thorough scientific report.
04. Discuss and present information in the field of Biochemistry orally to peers.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size192

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJulian Pakay

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 30 - 42
One 6.00 hours laboratory class every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
Weeks 31, 33, 35, 38, 40, 42.

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.00 hour lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.
Two pre-practical lectures need to held, one in week 31 and one in week 35 (before the start of each of the two major practical topics). Must be held prior to lab class in that week.

TutorialWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 hours tutorial every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
Weeks 30, 32, 34, 37, 39, 41.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Laboratory Performance (500 word equivalent)This assessment is based on laboratory and tutorial performance, contribution to student led-tutorials and an assessment of practical skills exhibited during the laboratory classes.

N/AOtherIndividualNo10 SILO2

Practical Report (equivalent to 1000 words)Includes two short formative exercises for the students to obtain feedback on their scientific writing. They can incorporate this work into the final practical report.

N/AReportIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Practical Exam (2 hours)This exam will be required to be centrally timetabled during the end of semester exam period.

N/APractical demonstrationIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2

Student-Led Tutorial (10 minute informal presentation) (750 word equivalent)

N/AOtherIndividualNo10 SILO1, SILO4

Question Sheets (equivalent to 250 words)Short answer sheets completed in-class during tutorial/workshop sessions.

N/AOtherIndividualNo10 SILO1, SILO3

Singapore (PSB), 2021, Term 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNoni Frankenberg

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 4 - 15
One 6.00 hours laboratory class every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 4 to week 15 and delivered via face-to-face.

LectureWeek: 4 - 15
Two 1.00 hour lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 4 to week 15 and delivered via face-to-face.
Two pre-practical lectures need to be held, one in week (before the start of each of the two major practical topics). Must be held prior to lab class in that week.

TutorialWeek: 4 - 15
One 2.00 hours tutorial every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 4 to week 15 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Laboratory Performance (500 word equivalent)This assessment is based on laboratory and tutorial performance, contribution to student led-tutorials and an assessment of practical skills exhibited during the laboratory classes.

N/AOtherIndividualNo10 SILO2

Practical Report (equivalent to 1000 words)Includes two short formative exercises for the students to obtain feedback on their scientific writing. They can incorporate this work into the final practical report.

N/AReportIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Practical Exam (2 hours)This exam will be required to be centrally timetabled during the end of semester exam period.

N/APractical demonstrationIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2

Student-Led Tutorial (10 minute informal presentation) (750 word equivalent)

N/AOtherIndividualNo10 SILO1, SILO4

Question Sheets (equivalent to 250 words)Short answer sheets completed in-class during tutorial/workshop sessions.

N/AOtherIndividualNo10 SILO1, SILO3

Singapore (PSB), 2021, Term 2, Night

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNoni Frankenberg

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 21 - 31
One 6.00 hours laboratory class every two weeks on weekdays at night from week 21 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.

LectureWeek: 21 - 31
Two 1.00 hour lecture other recurrence on weekdays at night from week 21 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.
Two pre-practical lectures need to be held, one in week (before the start of each of the two major practical topics). Must be held prior to lab class in that week.

TutorialWeek: 21 - 31
One 2.00 hours tutorial every two weeks on weekdays at night from week 21 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Laboratory Performance (500 word equivalent)This assessment is based on laboratory and tutorial performance, contribution to student led-tutorials and an assessment of practical skills exhibited during the laboratory classes.

N/AOtherIndividualNo10 SILO2

Practical Report (equivalent to 1000 words)Includes two short formative exercises for the students to obtain feedback on their scientific writing. They can incorporate this work into the final practical report.

N/AReportIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Practical Exam (2 hours)This exam will be required to be centrally timetabled during the end of semester exam period.

N/APractical demonstrationIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2

Student-Led Tutorial (10 minute informal presentation) (750 word equivalent)

N/AOtherIndividualNo10 SILO1, SILO4

Question Sheets (equivalent to 250 words)Short answer sheets completed in-class during tutorial/workshop sessions.

N/AOtherIndividualNo10 SILO1, SILO3

Singapore (PSB), 2021, Term 3, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNoni Frankenberg

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 37 - 47
One 6.00 hours laboratory class every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 37 to week 47 and delivered via face-to-face.

LectureWeek: 37 - 47
Two 1.00 hour lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 37 to week 47 and delivered via face-to-face.
Two pre-practical lectures need to be held, one in week (before the start of each of the two major practical topics). Must be held prior to lab class in that week.

TutorialWeek: 37 - 47
One 2.00 hours tutorial every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 37 to week 47 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Laboratory Performance (500 word equivalent)This assessment is based on laboratory and tutorial performance, contribution to student led-tutorials and an assessment of practical skills exhibited during the laboratory classes.

N/AOtherIndividualNo10 SILO2

Practical Report (equivalent to 1000 words)Includes two short formative exercises for the students to obtain feedback on their scientific writing. They can incorporate this work into the final practical report.

N/AReportIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Practical Exam (2 hours)This exam will be required to be centrally timetabled during the end of semester exam period.

N/APractical demonstrationIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2

Student-Led Tutorial (10 minute informal presentation) (750 word equivalent)

N/AOtherIndividualNo10 SILO1, SILO4

Question Sheets (equivalent to 250 words)Short answer sheets completed in-class during tutorial/workshop sessions.

N/AOtherIndividualNo10 SILO1, SILO3