• Offered by Biology Teaching and Learning Centre
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Course subject Biology
  • Academic career Undergraduate
  • Course convener
    • Dr Melanie Rug
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course BIOL6203
  • Offered in Summer Session 2018
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This course will run from January 29 – February 9. Please refer to "Other Information" for more details.

Contemporary biological research utilises foundational analytical approaches including genetic manipulation, biochemistry and microscopy to understand life. This course focuses on the application of various microscopic approaches to analyse the variance, function and structure of plant, animal and human samples across scales from the biological system to the molecular level. Students will experience how microscopy enables researchers to undertake powerful qualitative and quantitative analysis and they will be guided in interpretation of biological sample analysis. Enrolment places are limited to 30 as entry will be merit-based and practicals require small groups. Students should email rsb.studentadmin@anu.edu.au by 30 November to register for this course.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Appraise the relevance of microscopic approaches to life sciences inquiries.
  2. Determine an appropriate sample preparation and instrumentation selection based on the nature of the research inquiry being pursued.
  3. Critically analyse, interpret and report visual data with awareness of the limitations and affordances inherent in selected methods and analytical tools.
  4. Participate in and contribute to collaborative research inquiries.
  5. Manage necessary experimental protocols and documentation to ensure accurate interpretation, publication and reproducibility of visual data.
  6. Transfer and infer microscopic approaches for different inquiry contexts.

Other Information

Enrolment places are limited as entry will be merit-based and practicals require small groups. Students should email rsb.studentadmin@anu.edu.au by 30 November to register for this course. This course will be of interest to students in areas covering plant sciences, biosciences, cell and molecular biology and organismal biology

This course will run from January 29 – February 9 and all registered students will be notified by email in early December after expressions of interest have been assessed by the course convener.

Indicative Assessment

  • Logbook (10%; LO5, 3)
  • Individual Learning Journal (10%, LO1, 2)
  • Research essay (30%; LO 1, 2, 3, 6)
  • Laboratory and practical outputs and group reports (15%; LO 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
  • Exams: online quizzes and exam (35%; LO 1, 2, 3, 5, 6)

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Workload

Lecture/workshops, laboratory and practical sessions and group-based activities each day (@7 hours) over 2 weeks and an equivalent amount of non-contact hours.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed 72 units toward a degree including BIOL1004.

Prescribed Texts

Relevant texts and resources will be provided via the course Wattle site.

Assumed Knowledge

24 units of relevant disciplinary coursework in Biology at the 2000 level. This course will be of interest to students in areas covering plant sciences, biosciences, cell and molecular biology
and organismal biology.

Specialisations

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Band 2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Summer Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
1467 29 Jan 2018 02 Feb 2018 02 Feb 2018 09 Feb 2018 In Person

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