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Unit details

SLE712 - Laboratory Techniques for Cellular and Molecular Biotechnology

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:

SBB712

EFTSL value:

0.125

Unit chair:

Jim Rookes

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

SLE010 and one of SBB701, SLE701, SBB702, SLE702, SBB703, SLE703, SBB704, SLE704, SBB705, SLE705, SBB706 or SLE706

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

36 hours (3 hour practical class)

Content

This practical-based unit provides students with fundamental skills in cellular and molecular biology which are essential for both research and commercial applications of Biotechnology. Students will be provided with the opportunity to individually and in groups undertake a variety of laboratory-based procedures. These include many sought after techniques in molecular biology involving DNA and RNA such as isolation, purification, amplification, restriction enzyme digestion, cloning, ligation, vector construction and agarose gel electrophoresis. In addition, students will also gain an understanding of the rapidly advancing field of Bioinformatics through computer-based seminars. Techniques required for protein analysis such as poly acrylamide gel electrophoresis, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISA) and immunofluorescence microscopy will also be form part of the practical program.   

Assessment

3 x practical class reports (20% each) 60%, examination 40%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$1096$1096$3487$3661

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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