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BC5202 - Special Topics in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: School of Pharmacy & Molecular 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 working on a major project within a research laboratory. The option is available to complete the laboratory component in block mode (mid year break) by completing three weeks full time or in continuous mode during second semester.

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.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments, and to reason and deploy evidence clearly and logically;
  • The ability to deploy critically evaluated information to practical ends;
  • The ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
BC3202, GG3202


Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coordinator: Professor David Miller
Lecturers: Mr Ray Layton, Professor David Miller.
Workload expectations:
  • 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.