• 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 PGRD
  • Course convener
    • AsPr Anthony Millar
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2016
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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.

Learning Outcomes

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.

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)
  • Oral presentation (10%; LO 1,5)

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    Workload

    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 Knowledge

    First year Biology and first year Chemistry in an undergraduate degree program are recommended.

    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:
    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
    2016 $6960
    International fee paying students
    Year Fee
    2016 $9276
    Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

    Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

    The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
    Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

    First Semester

    Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
    4189 15 Feb 2016 26 Feb 2016 31 Mar 2016 27 May 2016 In Person N/A

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