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BC3202 - Special Topics in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: School of Pharmacy & Molecular 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 96 hours placement (three weeks full time between the 2nd July and 20th July 2012.

Learning Outcomes

  • ensure students are able to design, conduct and analyse the results of experiments;
  • ensure students are able to reproduce experiments described in a scientific publication;
  • ensure students are able to use the web and databases for the efficient analysis of nucleotide and protein sequences;
  • ensure students have first hand experience and develop skills in modern techniques used in biochemistry and molecular biology laboratories;
  • proficient use of standard statistics and graphics software packages.
BC3101 and BC3102 strongly recommended
Prerequisites: BC2013 AND BC2023 AND BC2024
BC5202 GG3202


Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturers: Mr Ray Layton, <Person not found>, Professor Alan Baxter, <Person not found>, Assoc. Professor Patrick Schaeffer, Professor Ludwig Lopata, <Person not found>, <Person not found>, Professor David Miller, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 12 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • 72 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (30%); presentations (10%); assignments (35%); research project supervisor's mark (15%); laboratory book and tutorial attendance (10%).

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