ADVANCED ANALYTICAL BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
Credit points: 15
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.
Subject Co-ordinatorJulian Pakay
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
Available as ElectiveNo
PrerequisitesBCH2MBC AND BCH2IBM
Quota Management StrategyMerit based quota management
Quota-conditions or rulesAcademic achievement in prerequisite subjects BCH2IBM and BCH2MBC.
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
BCH3AAB Laboratory Manual
AuthorJulian Pakay (updated anually)
PublisherAvailable on the LMS
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
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment size192
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJulian Pakay
Laboratory ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 6.00 h laboratory class every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Weeks 11,13,15,18,20 and 22.
LectureWeek: 10 - 22
Two 1.00 h lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Two pre-practical lectures need to held, one in week 11 and one in week 15 (before the start of each of the two major practical topics). Must be held prior to lab class in that week.
TutorialWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h tutorial every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
|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/A||N/A||No||10||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/A||N/A||No||40||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3|
|Practical Exam (2 hours) This exam will be required to be centrally timetabled during the end of semester exam period.||N/A||N/A||No||30||SILO1, SILO2|
|Student-Led Tutorial (10 minute informal presentation) (750 word equivalent)||N/A||N/A||No||10||SILO1, SILO4|
|Question Sheets (equivalent to 250 words) Short answer sheets completed in-class during tutorial/workshop sessions.||N/A||N/A||No||10||SILO1, SILO3|