- Code BIOL8702
- Unit Value 6 to 24 units
- Offered by Biology Teaching and Learning Centre
- ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
- Course subject Biology
- Areas of interest Health, Medicine and the Body
- Academic career PGRD
- Dr Anthony Millar
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2014
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This course will introduce students to a variety of techniques, both practically and theoretically, that are commonly used in the research fields of biology, including biotechnology, neuroscience and genetics.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will: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 write scientific papers.
5. Be able to appreciate and design solutions to scientific problems.
Indicative AssessmentAssessment will be based on:
- Results from experiments will be presented as two scientific papers (40%; LO 1,2,3,4,5)
- Lab notebook (10%; LO 2, 3)
- Critical thinking tutorical exercises (40%; LO 1,3,5)
- Oral presentation (10%; LO 1,5)
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WorkloadThis is a variable unit load course and the unit weighting and contact hours must be discussed with the convener before enrolling.Up to 60 hrs of supervised laboratory practice during the mid-semester student vacation.Tutorials each week covering the theory of the latest molecular techniques used in biotechnology
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 KnowledgeFirst year Biology and first year Chemistry in an undergraduate degree program are recommended.
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. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.
- Student Contribution Band:
- Unit value:
- 6 to 24 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.
- Domestic fee paying students
|1994-2003||$275 per unit|
|2014||$491 per unit|
|2013||$491 per unit|
|2012||$491 per unit|
|2011||$491 per unit|
|2010||$486 per unit|
|2009||$486 per unit|
|2008||$486 per unit|
|2007||$420 per unit|
|2006||$420 per unit|
|2005||$420 per unit|
|2004||$360 per unit|
- International fee paying students
|1994-2003||$601 per unit|
|2014||$627 per unit|
|2013||$626 per unit|
|2012||$626 per unit|
|2011||$626 per unit|
|2010||$625 per unit|
|2009||$603 per unit|
|2008||$603 per unit|
|2007||$603 per unit|
|2006||$603 per unit|
|2005||$603 per unit|
|2004||$603 per unit|
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|3132||17 Feb 2014||07 Mar 2014||31 Mar 2014||30 May 2014||In Person||N/A|