• Offered by Biology Teaching and Learning Centre
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Classification Advanced
    Specialist
  • Course subject Biology
  • Areas of interest Health, Medicine and the Body
  • Academic career Postgraduate
  • Course convener
    • AsPr Anthony Millar
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2017
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This course will introduce students to a variety of state-of-the-art techniques, both practically and theoretically, that are commonly used in the research fields of molecular biology and genetics.

Learning Outcomes

On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
  1. Understand the theory behind the new technologies related to different areas of biology and how to apply these technologies to a specific research question
  2. Gain practical skills in cutting-edge technologies such as real-time PCR, Westerns, cell analysis, sequencing, reporter gene analysis, DNA and RNA purification, cDNA synthesis and proteomic gel analysis.
  3. Be able to record and analyse scientific data.
  4. Be able to read and write scientific papers.
  5. Orally present scientific information
  6.  to appreciate and design solutions to scientific problems.

Other Information

The Biology Teaching and Learning Centre is located in Building 116. Alternatively you can email rsb.studentadmin@anu.edu.au to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Indicative Assessment

Assessment will be based on:

  • Results from experiments will be presented as two scientific papers (40%; LO 1,2,3,4,5)
  • Lab notebook (8%; LO 2, 3)
  • Critical thinking tutorial exercises (42%; LO 1,3,5, 6)
  • Oral presentation (10%; LO 1,5)

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      Workload

      Three hours of lectures, tutorials and research presentations each week covering the theory of the latest molecular techniques used in biotechnology. Up to 50 hours of supervised laboratory practice during the mid semester break.

      Requisite and Incompatibility

      You will need to contact the Biology Teaching and Learning Centre to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

      Assumed Knowledge

      A cognate degree in molecular biology/gene technology

      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:
      12 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
      12.00 0.25000
      Domestic fee paying students
      Year Fee
      2017 $7320
      International fee paying students
      Year Fee
      2017 $9756
      Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

      Offerings and Dates

      The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

      First Semester

      Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
      3807 20 Feb 2017 27 Feb 2017 31 Mar 2017 26 May 2017 In Person

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