BIOTECH 3010 - Advanced Research Platforms III
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2023
General Course Information
Course Code BIOTECH 3010 Course Advanced Research Platforms III Coordinating Unit School of Biological Sciences 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 Coordinator: Dr Alistair Standish
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
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.
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Required ResourcesNo specific text book is required. A manual outlining lecture topics and reference lists will be
Suggested reading lists, journal articles, web sites and databases will also be provided as a basis for tutorial discussions and workshop assignments.
Online LearningMyUni 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.
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Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesLectures
Two 50 minute lectures per week with a total of 18 lectures over the semester which are recorded for MyUni.
Six 2 hour tutorials over the semester.
Five 4 hour workshops over the semester.
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).
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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
Quizzes will be completed throughout the Semester covering material introduced in Lectures, tutorials, workshops and online modules.
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.
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.
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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
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