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BC5202 - Advanced Laboratory Practice in Molecular and Cell Biology

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.

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 that will expose them to research relevant molecular and proteins techniques (three weeks full time during the mid-semester break).

Learning Outcomes

  • design, conduct, problem solve and analyse the results of a research project;
  • independently synthesise results from and experimental 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;
  • independently critically review scientific publications and communicate this in both written and oral formats.
BC3202, GG3202


Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 23-Aug-2018
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturers: Dr Lionel Hebbard, Professor David Miller, <Person not found>, Dr Margaret Jordan, Assoc. Professor Patrick Schaeffer, Professor Norelle Daly, Professor Alan Baxter, Dr Tracy Ainsworth, <Person not found>, 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.