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BC5202 - Special Topics in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
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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 28-Aug-2014
Coordinator: Bill Leggat
Lecturers: <Person not found>, Professor Alan Baxter, Dr Margaret Jordan, <Person not found>, Bill Leggat, Assoc. Professor Patrick Schaeffer, Professor Ludwig Lopata, <Person not found>, Professor Norelle Daly, <Person not found>, 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.