ADVANCED BIOCHEMISTRY AND MEDICAL BIOLOGY LABORATORY COURSE

MED3LAB

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This is a practical based subject where students will gain experience in current techniques in molecular and medical cellular biology including an integrated practical where students clone and express a chimeric protein.

SchoolMolecular Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorFung Lay

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesBCH2MBC AND BCH2IBM

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsBCH3BMB

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/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

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
COMMUNICATION - Cultural Intelligence and Global Perspective
DISCIPLINE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Adaptability and Self-Management
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Ethical and Social Responsibility
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Leadership and Teamwork

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Explain concepts in biochemistry, cell biology and molecular biology using appropriate vocabulary.
02. Analyse and interpret experimental data generated using molecular biology, protein purification and cell biology techniques.
03. Explain/understand current techniques in biochemistry and molecular biology.
04. Collect, analyse and evaluate information from literature to prepare a thorough scientific report.
05. Interpret and critically evaluate experimental protocols.
06. Discuss and present information in the field of Biochemistry orally to peers.

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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFung Lay

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 6.00 hours 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, 16, 18, 20 and 22. To facilitate the anticipated enrolment (up to 224 students), two repeat classes need to be offered. This will mean that a total of 2 x 96 students and 1 x 32 students can be accommodated if required. The classes need to will be held in the LIMS senior teaching laboratories. It is possible that one of these classes may need to be delivered online if some students are unable to attend face-to-face classes.

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
To be held synchronously online due to the anticipated large student numbers. Weekly pre-practical lectures need to held prior to lab class or workshop each week.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours workshop every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Weeks 10, 12, 14, 17, 19 and 21. The tutorials will be held during the intervening weeks between practical classes. The maximum class size is 24 students and ideally classes should be run simultaneously and on the same days/times as the lab classes.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

LMS assessment activities. There will be six short LMS quizzes (worth 5% each) to complete following each lab module, based on questions relating to the lecture, workshop and practical classes.

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO2, SILO3, SILO5

Practical exam (3 hours). This exam will address quantitative and qualitative skills and will largely be based on the concepts presented in the lectures, student-led tutorials, practical modules and workshops. This online exam will be required to be centrally timetabled during the end of semester exam period.

N/ACentral examIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

Practical Report (equivalent to 1000 words)

N/AReportIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Student-led tutorials. Students will form small groups to deliver a tutorial that is based on a set of questions relevant to particular laboratory modules. Students will deliver their tutorial via a narrated PowerPoint presentation (up to 15 min in duration via live F2F or digital recording). This will be worth 15%. They will also provide peer review and feedback to other student presentations (5%).

N/APractical demonstrationIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

Singapore (PSB), 2021, Term 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorYeliz Boglev

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 21 - 31
Thirty six 1.00 hour laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 21 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.

LectureWeek: 21 - 31
Two 1.00 hour lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 21 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.

TutorialWeek: 21 - 31
Twelve 1.00 hour tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 21 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

LMS assessment activities. There will be six short LMS quizzes (worth 5% each) to complete following each lab module, based on questions relating to the lecture, workshop and practical classes.

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO2, SILO3, SILO5

Practical exam (3 hours). This exam will address quantitative and qualitative skills and will largely be based on the concepts presented in the lectures, student-led tutorials, practical modules and workshops. This online exam will be required to be centrally timetabled during the end of semester exam period.

N/ACentral examIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

Practical Report (equivalent to 1000 words)

N/AReportIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Student-led tutorials. Students will form small groups to deliver a tutorial that is based on a set of questions relevant to particular laboratory modules. Students will deliver their tutorial via a narrated PowerPoint presentation (up to 15 min in duration via live F2F or digital recording). This will be worth 15%. They will also provide peer review and feedback to other student presentations (5%).

N/APractical demonstrationIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

Singapore (PSB), 2021, Term 3, Night

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorYeliz Boglev

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 37 - 47
Thirty six 1.00 hour laboratory class per study period on weekdays at night from week 37 to week 47 and delivered via face-to-face.

LectureWeek: 37 - 47
Two 1.00 hour lecture other recurrence on weekdays at night from week 37 to week 47 and delivered via face-to-face.

TutorialWeek: 37 - 47
Twelve 1.00 hour tutorial per study period on weekdays at night from week 37 to week 47 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

LMS assessment activities. There will be six short LMS quizzes (worth 5% each) to complete following each lab module, based on questions relating to the lecture, workshop and practical classes.

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO2, SILO3, SILO5

Practical exam (3 hours). This exam will address quantitative and qualitative skills and will largely be based on the concepts presented in the lectures, student-led tutorials, practical modules and workshops. This online exam will be required to be centrally timetabled during the end of semester exam period.

N/ACentral examIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

Practical Report (equivalent to 1000 words)

N/AReportIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Student-led tutorials. Students will form small groups to deliver a tutorial that is based on a set of questions relevant to particular laboratory modules. Students will deliver their tutorial via a narrated PowerPoint presentation (up to 15 min in duration via live F2F or digital recording). This will be worth 15%. They will also provide peer review and feedback to other student presentations (5%).

N/APractical demonstrationIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6