Subject Descriptions - Subject Information

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

Subject Information
Subject Code BIOL420
Subject Name Biotechnology Honours
Credit Points 48
Pre-Requisites Completion of 144 cp of the Bachelor of Medical Biotechnology, Bachelor of Medical Biotechnology (Honours), Bachelor of Medical Biotechnology Advanced or Bachelor of Medical Biotechnology (Honours) (Deanís Scholar)
Co-Requisites Nil
Restrictions Average 70% or greater in 300 level Biology, Chemistry and Medicine subjects.
Equivalence Not to count with BIOL421 and/or BIOL423; BIOL424 and/or BIOL425
Assessment Introductory Oral Seminar (5%), Final Oral Seminar (10%), Literature Review (10%), Written Applications Relevant to Research Programme (15%), Written Scientific Manuscript (15%), Thesis (45%)
General Subject No.

Subject Description
A research project will be allocated to 4th year students enrolled in the Bachelor of Medical Biotechnology and Bachelor of Medical Biotechnology Advanced. Students will write a thesis on their supervised research project, and present their results in a seminar series. The subject will include a professional development component, with tutorials on bioinformatics, scientific paper writing, the preparation of a CV and job application, applications for animal ethics, grants and the use of genetically modified organisms.

Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. design and perform experiments that contribute new information to a scientific area of relevance to medical biotechnology;
2. critically analyse the results of experiments, using a range of statistical approaches;
3. communicate the outcomes of their research project to other medical researchers, both in written and oral formats; and
4. prepare a range of applications relevant to the medical research profession: animal ethics application, grant application, a CV, job application.