BIOTECHNOLOGY

PHA4BT

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

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.

SchoolMolecular Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorIan Swift

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesBIO2MBC OR BIO2IMB

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Biochemistry

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorGarrett, RH and Grisham, CM

Year2016

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherTHOMSON

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Genes XII

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorLewin, B

Year2016

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherPEARSON PRENTICE-HALL

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

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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

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Develop and present a line of argument concerning a current topic in biotechnology.
02. Evaluate how gene technology is applied to current biomedical science.
03. Gather, organise and critically analyse material on the future of biotechnology.
04. Use Bioinformatics to examine how a hypothetical drug may be designed for a particular target

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2020, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorIan Swift

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Three 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

WorkShop Week: 12 - 22
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 12 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
2-hour examinationN/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO2
50 min mid-semester test (800-word equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO2
Online tasks (1,600-word equivalent) 5 x 4% short online tasks and 4 x 5% longer online tasksN/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4