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TV1102 - Cell Biology and Biochemistry for Veterinary Science and Agriculture

Credit points: 03
Year: 2015
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences

Available only to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Tropical Agricultural Science and Bachelor of Veterinary Science.

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

  • 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.
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Combinations:
BM1000

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2015
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturers: <Person not found>, Professor James Burnell, Dr Leo Foyle, Assoc. Professor Brenda Govan, <Person not found>.
Contact hours:
  • 38 hours lectures
  • 10 hours tutorials
  • 16 hours practicals
    Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); quizzes or tests (20%); 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.