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HMM101 - Introduction to Medical Biotechnology

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Sarah Shigdar





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

1 x 2 hour class per week and 1 x 2 hour (equivalent) cloud (online) class per week


This unit provides an introduction to the field of medical biotechnology. It will cover the history and philosophy of medical biotechnology, its influence on daily life, and introduce key issues in the field, including ethics, patenting and commercialisation. The unit will develop an understanding of the diverse disciplines comprising medical biotechnology and their skill requirements, and provide an overview of the careers available and key information sources in biotechnology and medicine.


Assessment task 1: Written assignment (700 words) 15%

Assessment task 2: Written assignment (1000 words) 25%

Assessment task 3: Weekly multiple choice questions 10%

Assessment task 4: Written examination (2 hours) 50%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* 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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