TECHNIQUES IN BIOTECHNOLOGY
Credit points: 15
In this subject students will learn about a wide range of currently used techniques in biotechnology. They will be exposed to research scientists who are specialists in cutting-edge techniques relevant to current applications in the biotechnology industry and the research laboratory. The subject has a strong focus on providing students with the opportunity to understand, design, apply and analyse experiments based on state-of-the-art technology. BIO5TEC delivers theoretical concepts in concert with experimental design, application and analyses of a range of techniques used in modern biotechnology. The breadth of such techniques is vast and growing, so students will be exposed to techniques at the current forefront of experimental applications in a molecular biology setting. The subject is highly integrated, and the techniques are presented in a logical progression, from the identification of a gene of interest, the cellular location, functions, biophysical characteristics, structure of the protein it encodes and biotechnological engineering approaches.
Subject Co-ordinatorSuzanne Cutts
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters
Available as ElectiveNo
Prerequisites Must be enrolled in one of the following courses: SGBB or SMBB or SMBM or SMBT or SMNT All other students require coordinator approval
Quota Management StrategyN/A
Quota-conditions or rulesN/A
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
Lehninger: Principles of Biochemistry
AuthorDavid L NelsonMichael M Cox.
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 sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzanne Cutts
LectureWeek: 11 - 22
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
WorkShopWeek: 11 - 22
One 3.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
|One 1.5 hour written examination Students will be assessed on their accuracy, quantitative literacy, understanding of the experimental detail and their scientific knowledge.||N/A||N/A||No||40||SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5|
|Seven workshop worksheets - 350-words per worksheet (2,450-words in total) Each workshop will be dedicated to a particular technique (or techniques) which were covered in the preceding lecture.||N/A||N/A||No||40||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5|
|One 20-min team oral presentation (500-words per student) Students will work in pairs and prepare an oral presentation on a technique that they encountered in the lecture/workshop component of the course. Student preparation required for this assessment includes co-ordination of group meetings and background literature research.||N/A||N/A||No||20||SILO2, SILO6, SILO7|