ADVANCED BIOCHEMISTRY AND MEDICAL BIOLOGY LABORATORY COURSE
Credit points: 15
This is a practical based subject where students will gain experience in current techniques in molecular and medical cellular biology including functional assays of apoptosis, transfection and fluorescent microscopy, immunofluorescent microscopy and an integrated practical where students clone and express a chimeric protein.
Subject Co-ordinatorLinda Ward
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
Available as ElectiveNo
PrerequisitesBCH2IBM AND BCH2MBC
Quota Management StrategyN/A
Quota-conditions or rulesN/A
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
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 2, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLinda Ward
Laboratory ClassWeek: 30 - 42
One 6.00 h laboratory class every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
Weeks 32, 34, 36, 38, 41, 43. To facilitate the anticipated enrolment a repeat class needs to be offered. This will mean that a total of 2 x 96 (192) students can be accommodated if required. The classes need to be held in the LIMS senior teaching laboratory.
LectureWeek: 30 - 42
Two 1.00 h lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
Two pre-practical lectures need to held, one in week 31 and one in week 36 (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 h tutorial every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
Weeks, 31, 33, 35, 37, 39 and 42. 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.
Laboratory Performance (250 words 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.
|Other||Individual||No||10||SILO2, SILO5, SILO6|
Practical Exam (2 hr). This exam will be required to be centrally timetabled during the end of semester exam period.
|Central exam||Individual||No||30||SILO1, SILO2, SILO5|
Practical Report (equivalent to 1500 words)
|Report||Individual||No||30||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5|
Question Sheets (equivalent to 250 words). Short answer sheets completed in-class during tutorial/workshop sessions.
|Other||Individual||No||10||SILO1, SILO3, SILO5|
Scientific Writing Exercises (equivalent to 250 words). Two short formative exercises for the students to obtain feedback on their scientific writing. Students can incorporate this work into the final practical report.
|Other||Individual||No||10||SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5|
Student Led Tutorials (equivalent to 250 words)
|Practical demonstration||Individual||No||10||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO6|