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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: one x 1 hour lecture and one x 5 hour practical per week |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
521211 Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Part A
521213 Integrated Biomedical Science I
Other combinations of subjects that provide a similar background may be considered by the coordinator
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||Students cannot enroll in and gain credit for this subejct if previously obtained credit for pre-2009 subjects (521-321) Gene Technology & Protein Expression or (521-322) Protein Biochemistry & Proteomics|
|Core Participation Requirements:||It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study and reasonable steps will be made to enhance a student’s participation in the University’s programs. This subject requires all students to actively and safely participate in laboratory activities. Students who feel their disability may impact upon their participation are encouraged to discuss this with the subject coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit.|
CoordinatorMrs Beverley Bencina
ContactMrs Beverley Bencina
To participate in the rapidly expanding areas of genome research and protein structure/function analysis it is necessary to have an understanding of the techniques used in these areas. This course provides practical training in techniques used in gene technology and protein expression and analysis.
Areas covered include the use of recombinant DNA for the investigation of gene function and the use of bacterial expression systems for the production and analysis of recombinant proteins. Specific experiments will deal with DNA cloning and sequencing, bioinformatics, enzyme expression and analysis and identification of proteins using mass spectrometry.
In addition, students will develop an appreciation for the current scientific literature and collaborate in student presentations. Students will learn how to maintain a laboratory notebook to record their experiments and how to compose a scientific report.
The experimental work will be organised into elective streams, one of which will involve an opportunity to undertake relevant project work in one of the department's research laboratories (a quota will apply for project work).
The experimental work will be supported by a lecture series addressing current advances in the technologies used in class.
|Assessment:||Ongoing assessment of laboratory skills and practical management of the experimental program throughout the semester (25%); a 2-hour written examination in the examination period at the end of the semester (30%); student presentations of scientific papers (10%) and maintenance of a laboratory notebook throughout the semester (17.5%) and a written research report of up to 2500 words submitted mid-semester (17.5%).|
|Recommended Texts:||Keith Wilson and John Walker, Principles and Techniques of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2005, 6th Ed) Cambridge University Press|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
On completion of this subject, students should have developed the following generic skills.
This subject is available for science credit to students enrolled in the BSc (both pre-2008 and new degrees), BASc or a combined BSc course.
Students undertaking this subject will be expected to regularly access an internet-enabled computer
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology |
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