BIOTECH 3010 - Advanced Research Platforms III

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2024

This course will introduce students to the theoretical aspects and practical applications of the major research platforms currently used in biomedical research. The topics covered include: genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, protein purification, flow cytometry, antibody engineering, RNA interference, computational biotechnology, imaging and fermentation technology. Lectures are supplemented with tutorials and workshop sessions. The lecture series is delivered alongside the complementary course: Advanced Technology Techniques, which exposes students to the practical aspects of the platform technologies.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code BIOTECH 3010
    Course Advanced Research Platforms III
    Coordinating Unit Molec & Biomedical Science
    Term Semester 1
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 6 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Assumed Knowledge BIOCHEM 2502, MICRO 2504 or equivalent
    Restrictions Available to Bachelor of Biotechnology and Bachelor of Biotechnology (Honours) students only
    Course Description This course will introduce students to the theoretical aspects and practical applications of the major research platforms currently used in biomedical research. The topics covered include: genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, protein purification, flow cytometry, antibody engineering, RNA interference, computational biotechnology, imaging and fermentation technology. Lectures are supplemented with tutorials and workshop sessions. The lecture series is delivered alongside the complementary course: Advanced Technology Techniques, which exposes students to the practical aspects of the platform technologies.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Alistair Standish

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes

    1 Describe the principles and processes of key research platforms that underpin biomedical science and biotechnology.
    2 Identify and interpret appropriate sources of information relating to biomedical science.
    3 Interpret and analyse experimental data in the scientific literature in the field of biomedical science.
    4 Apply knowledge of current and key biomedical research platforms to real life scenarios.
    5 Discuss principles of biomedical science using appropriate language and terminology.
    University Graduate Attributes

    No information currently available.

  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    No specific text book is required. A manual outlining lecture topics and reference lists will be
    provided.
    Suggested reading lists, journal articles, web sites and databases will also be provided as a basis for tutorial discussions and workshop assignments.
    Online Learning
    MyUni is an essential resource for this course and it is important for students to login regularly to check on important course-related announcements and material.

    Students will find the following on MyUni:

    All lectures are recorded

    All lecture notes

    Tutorial papers

    The Discussion Board
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    Lectures
    Two 50 minute lectures per week with a total of 18 lectures over the semester which are recorded for MyUni.

    Tutorials
    Six 2 hour tutorials over the semester.

    Workshops
    Five 4 hour workshops over the semester.
    Workload

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    A student enrolled in this 3 unit course, should expect to spend, up to 12 hours per week on the studies required. This includes both the formal contact time required for the course (e.g., lectures, tutorials and workshop), as well as non-contact time (e.g., lecture revision and tutorial preparation).
    Learning Activities Summary

    No information currently available.

  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    Assessment Task Task Type Percentage of total assessment for grading Hurdle Learning Outcome
    Quizzes Formative and Summative 50% No 1,2,3,4
    Project (Group/Individual) Formative and Summative 50% No 1,2,3,4,5
    Assessment Detail
    Quizzes:
    Quizzes will be completed throughout the Semester covering material introduced in Lectures, tutorials, workshops and online modules.


    Project (Group/Individual):
    Each student will focus on one technology introduced in the lectures and complete a number of assessment pieces as an individual and in groups inlcuding written work and presentations.
    Submission

    Late Submission
    If an extension is not applied for, or not granted then a penalty for late submission will apply. A penalty of 10% of the value of the assignment for each calendar day that the assignment is late (i.e. weekends count as 2 days), up to a maximum of 50% of the available marks will be applied. This means that an assignment that is 5 days late or more without an approved extension can only receive a maximum of 50% of the marks available for that assignment.

    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

  • Student Feedback

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