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BC3202 - Special Topics in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Credit points: 03
Year: 2018
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences

This subject covers a broad range of state-of-the art laboratory techniques used in biochemistry and molecular biology research laboratories through both lectures and laboratory experience. Lectures will cover the use of modern techniques used in biochemistry and molecular biology and experimental design. Students will be required to complete a 72 hours placement that will expose them to modern research relevant molecular and proteins techniques (three weeks full time during the mid-year break).

Learning Outcomes

  • design, conduct, problem solve and analyse the results of a research project;
  • synthesise results from a research project and present this, and their conclusion in a written format;
  • maintain a record of their laboratory research in accordance with expected professional standards;
  • abide by all workplace health and safety requirements and conduct themselves in a professional manner;
  • review a scientific publication and communicate this is an oral format.
Assumed
Knowledge:
BC3101 and BC3102 strongly recommended
Prerequisites: BC2013 AND BC2023 AND BC2024
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
BC5202 GG3202

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 23-Aug-2018
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Bill Leggat
Lecturers: Dr Lionel Hebbard, Professor David Miller, Assoc. Professor Bill Leggat, Dr Margaret Jordan, Miss Renate Wool, Assoc. Professor Patrick Schaeffer, Professor Norelle Daly, Dr Craig McFarlane, Dr Ira Cooke, Professor Alan Baxter, Dr Tracy Ainsworth, Dr Elecia Johnston, Professor Andreas Lopata.
Contact hours:
  • 12 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • 72 hours practicals
    Assessment: end of semester exam (30%); presentations (10%); assignments (60%).

    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.