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BC5201 - Advanced Bioengineering

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

Available to students only with permission of the Head of Discipline of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

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 and advanced aspects of bioengineering with a particular focus in recombinant DNA technology and recombinant protein production in both eukaryotes and prokaryotes with applications in molecular diagnostics, microbial production of therapeutic agents, vaccine production, bioremediation and biocatalysts. The subject will also examine contemporary ethics and patenting issues relevant to bioengineering.

Learning Outcomes

  • contrast advanced techniques used in bioengineering;
  • design a bioengineering research proposal based on advanced recombinant DNA and protein technologies;
  • argue the ethics and patenting procedures associated with bioengineering.
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
BC3201

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 23-Aug-2018
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Patrick Schaeffer
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Patrick Schaeffer, Professor Alan Baxter.
Contact hours:
  • 30 hours lectures
  • 15 hours workshops/Seminars
    Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); presentations (10%); assignments (30%).
    Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

    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.