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BC3202 - Special Topics in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Credit points: 03
Year: 2015
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Public Health, Medical & Vet 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 during the mid-year break).

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, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2015
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturers: <Person not found>, Professor Alan Baxter, Dr Margaret Jordan, <Person not found>, Assoc. Professor Patrick Schaeffer, Professor Andreas Lopata, Dr Elecia Johnston, Professor Norelle Daly, <Person not found>, Dr Lionel Hebbard, Professor David Miller, Dr Tracy Ainsworth.
Contact hours:
  • 12 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • 72 hours practicals
    Assessment: end of semester exam (30%); presentations (10%); assignments (60%).

    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.