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.

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.