Advanced Laboratory Skills in Biological Sciences
Available in 2013
|Callaghan Campus||Semester 1|
Previously offered in 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007
The course is designed to provide extensive and advanced training in the laboratory practices associated with biological research. Module 1 focuses on Molecular techniques; Module 2 focuses on Microbial systems; Module 3 focuses on Plant systems and Module 4 focuses on Animal systems. There will be flexible systems of coursework and specialisation. BIOL3001 is a core course for a Bachelor of Biotechnology.
BIOL3001 will not count with HUBS3204.
In order to participate in this course, students must complete a compulsory Workplace Health and Safety requirement. Students will receive full information on this compulsory course component in the course outline provided by the school.
|Objectives||During the course the students are expected to satisfactorily demonstrate an understanding of:
1. biological terminology and advanced concepts in experimental biology
2. the ability to implement a working knowledge of the scientific method and philosophy
3. advanced experimental design
4. advanced skills in the collection, processing and interpretation of biological information
5. ethical conduct in learning and research
6. hazard recognition and minimisation in safe biological investigation
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate:
1. an understanding of advanced cellular and molecular biology techniques
2. an understanding of advanced system biology techniques
3. an ability to efficiently organise and perform experimental procedures including all necessary calculations
4. the ability to work in a team
5. critical and ethical thinking and the scientific approach
6. writing and data presentation skills
|Content||This course provides the advanced laboratory techniques required of a Biotechnology or Biology graduate. Through undertaking scientific experiments in; molecular biology, microbiology, plant & animal biology, students will be exposed to the theory and practice of:
- Manipulation of molecular processes.
- Advanced analysis and manipulation of microorganisms.
- Extended physiological analysis of animal and plant model systems.
In addition students consolidate their appreciation of:
- The scientific method and philosophy of science
- Experimental design, hypothesis testing & problem solving
- Occupational health & safety - Laboratory
- Advanced laboratory skills
- Use of selected Measurement Instruments
- Use of Lab books to organise and document experimental details and results
- Data analysis, interpretation and presentation
- Report Writing
- Effective use of Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion format
- Computer publishing skills
- Working in teams
- Ethics, Academic and personal/professional integrity
|Replacing Course(s)||This new course will provide a replacement for HUBS3204, Professional Skills in Biomedical Sciences and Biotechnology, 10 units and be made available for both BSc and BBiotech students.|
|Assumed Knowledge||Successful completion of BIOL1003, BIOL2001 and BIOL2002.|
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
Experience Based Learning
|Contact Hours||Laboratory: for 84 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Lecture: for 18 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
|Timetables||2013 Course Timetables for BIOL3001|