Credit points: 15
Students will be introduced to the fundamental principles underlying the common techniques used in recombinant DNA technology and genetic engineering, and their application to pharmacy and the pharmaceutical industry. Students will also be introduced to the areas of pharmacogenomics, bioinformatics and how genetic data may be assessed for the purpose of gene analysis.
SchoolSchool of Molecular Sciences/LIMS
Subject Co-ordinatorIan Swift
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG
Prerequisites BIO2IMB or BIO2MBC
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Biochemistry||Prescribed||Garrett, RH and Grisham, CM 2005||3RD EDN., THOMSON.|
|Readings||Genes XII||Prescribed||Lewin, B 2016||PEARSON PRENTICE-HALL|
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
01. Develop and present a line of argument concerning a current topic in biotechnology.
- Current topics in biotechnology are introduced in the lectures. These are developed further in the workshops and culminate in student workshop debates on a range of relevant topics. Each student participates in a single debate on a current biotechnology topics. The teamwork contribution is peer assessed.
02. Evaluate how gene technology is applied to current biomedical science.
- Gene technology's application to biomedical science is introduced in lectures and expanded in workshops. Assessment is via examination.
03. Gather, organise and critically analyse material on the future of biotechnology.
- The future of biotechnology is discussed in lectures. Students are required to undertake self-directed learning to answer topic problems which are assessed.
04. Use Bioinformatics to examine how a hypothetical drug may be designed for a particular target
- The use of bioinformatics in a real-life situation is examined through online learning.
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Bendigo, 2018, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorIan Swift
Unscheduled Online Class
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
Three 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 12 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
|50 min mid-semester test (800-word equivalent)||20||02|
|Online tasks (1,600-word equivalent)||5 x 4% short online tasks and 4 x 5% longer online tasks||40||01, 03, 04|