Subject Descriptions - Subject Information

Calendar: 2017 Undergraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health
Department: School of Biological Sciences

Subject Information
Subject Code BIOL303
Subject Name Biotechnology: Applied Cell and Molecular Biology
Credit Points 8
Pre-Requisites BIOL215
Co-Requisites Nil
Restrictions Nil
Equivalence Nil
Assessment Project Report 1 10% Oral Presentation of Tutorial Topic 10% Mid-session quiz 15% Project Report 2 20% Theory Exam 45%
General Subject Yes.
EFTSL (Non Weighted) 0.167
Non Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Pre-1997 Pre-2005 Post-2005 Post-2008 Post-2009 Post-2010
$ 1511  $ 1511  $ 1511  $ 1511  $ 1511  $ 1511 
Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
1771-Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Direct Entry)
1777-Bachelor of Laws (Direct Entry)
1827-Bachelor of International Studies - Bachelor of Laws
1845-Bachelor of Information Technology - Bachelor of Laws
1852-Bachelor of Business Information Systems - Bachelor of Laws
329-Bachelor of Economics and Finance-Bachelor of Laws
336-Bachelor of Science (Psychology) - Bachelor of Laws
340-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
351-Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
760-Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies - Bachelor of Laws
770-Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)
771-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
771H-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
772-Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Laws
773-Bachelor of Commerce - Bachelor of Laws
774-Bachelor of Mathematics - Bachelor of Laws
775-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
775H-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
775M-Course information not Found
779-Bachelor of Engineering - Bachelor of Laws
858-Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Laws
Work Experience No
Tutorial Enrolment Information None.

Subject Availability
Session Autumn  (27-02-2017 to 22-06-2017)
Campus Wollongong
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours 2 hrs Lectures, 4 hrs Tutorials /Practicals
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Martina Sanderson-Smith
Ren Zhang
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Lezanne Ooi
Instance Comment  
Census Date 31-03-2017

Subject Description
This subject will provide students with an overview of medical, agriculture and environmental Biotechnology, including cutting-edge technologies used in research, clinical studies, food science and forensic analysis. Fundamental aspects of Biotechnology will be covered, including recombinant DNA technology, genetic engineering of micro-organisms, plants and animal cells and the expression, production and purification of recombinant proteins. Innovative applications of biotechnology in medical science will also be covered, including in vivo imaging, genome editing, bioinformatic and genome analysis and gene silencing.

Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Understand and apply the basic theoretical aspects of gene technology and genome analysis
2. Understand and discuss the application and processes of biotechnology
3. Understand the principles underlying and competently perform basic biotechnology-related techniques

Extra Information
Generic Extra Information:
NOTE: The use of animals, animal tissues or animal-derived products (such as sera) is inherent and unavoidable, in order to achieve specific learning objectives. Students with conscientious objections to that use should not enrol in this subject.

Textbook Information
Khan, F.A. Biotechnology Fundamentals, CRC Press, 2012. AND Barnum, S.R. Biotechnology: An Introduction (2nd Ed.), Thomson Brooks/Cole.
Text book information is available via the UniShop website:

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