- Code BIOL8702
- Unit Value 12 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
- AsPr Anthony Millar
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2020
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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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Understand the theory behind the new technologies related to different areas of biology and how to apply these technologies to a specific research question
- 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.
- Be able to record and analyse scientific data.
- Be able to read and write scientific papers.
- Orally present scientific information
- to appreciate and design solutions to scientific problems.
Other InformationThe Biology Teaching and Learning Centre is located in Building 116. Alternatively you can email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a permission code to enrol in this course.
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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WorkloadThree 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.
A cognate degree in molecular biology/gene technology
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