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TV1102 - Cell Biology and Biochemistry for Veterinary Science and Agriculture

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
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Available only to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Tropical Agricultural Science and Bachelor of Veterinary Science.

Introduction to the basic principles of cell biology, biochemistry, genetics, microbiology and immunology. The biochemical processes involved in agricultural plant productivity and animal metabolism are covered from an energy perspective. The importance of microbes in biotechnology and disease is highlighted in addition to the importance of mechanisms of resistance to infectious diseases in both agriculturally-important plants and domesticated animals.

Learning Outcomes

  • Upon successful completion of this subject, students will be able to: Demonstrate the acquisition of fundamental scientific knowledge of; cellular structures, cellular reproduction and genetics; cellular metabolism, transport and motility; microbial function and communication; innate and adaptive immune system function and its role in infection and disease;
  • Further develop and demonstrate basic laboratory skills in the manipulation and analysis of cells and biomolecules;
  • Collect, record, interpret and draw conclusions from scientific data;
  • Generate data and statistics from experimental procedures. Analyse scientific evidence and have the ability to draw logical conclusions;
  • Work both independently and cooperatively within an undergraduate university environment.


Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Brenda Govan, <Person not found>, Professor Alan Baxter, <Person not found>, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 38 hours lectures
  • 11 hours tutorials
  • 16 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (70%); 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.