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BC5202 - Special Topics in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Credit points: 03
Year: 2017
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.

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 cover the use of modern techniques in biochemistry and molecular biology and experimental design. Students will be required to complete a 96 hour placement (three weeks full time during the mid-semester break).

Learning Outcomes

  • To become familiar with a wide range of modern research techniques;
  • To think critically and to develop skills in analysing scientific data;
  • To develop skills in experimental design;
  • To develop skills in presenting experimental results both orally and in writing;
  • Ability to analyse nucleotide and amino acid sequence data.
BC3202, GG3202


Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 24-Aug-2017
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Bill Leggat
Lecturers: Dr Lionel Hebbard, Assoc. Professor Bill Leggat, Professor David Miller, Dr Margaret Jordan, Assoc. Professor Patrick Schaeffer, Professor Norelle Daly, Professor Alan Baxter, Dr Elecia Johnston, Dr Tracy Ainsworth, Professor Andreas Lopata.
Contact hours:
  • 12 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • 96 hours fieldwork
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); presentations (10%); tutorial attendance and participation (5%); specify research report (40%); laboratory notebook (5%).
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.