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BC3201 - Bioengineering

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences

For students who do not have the required pre-requisites, please seek advice from the Discipline Academic Advisor to enrol

Bioengineering is usually defined as the exploitation and manipulation of biological resources to deliver commercial and social benefits. This subject is designed to cover the fundamental aspects of bioengineering such as recombinant DNA technology and recombinant protein production in both eukaryotes and prokaryotes with a focus on biomedical applications such as in molecular diagnostics and drug development. The subject will also examine contemporary ethics and patenting issues relevant to bioengineering.

Learning Outcomes

  • discuss basic techniques used in bioengineering;
  • design recombinant DNA and protein experiments;
  • discuss the ethics and patenting procedures associated with bioengineering.
BC3101 BC3102 strongly recommended
Prerequisites: BC2013 AND BC2023


Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 29-Aug-2019
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Patrick Schaeffer.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 30 hours lectures
  • 15 hours workshops/Seminars
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); presentations (10%); assignments (30%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.