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Unit details

SLE701 - Foundations of Biotechnology

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Previously coded as:

SBB701

Unit chair:

Morley Muralitharan

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

24 hours of classes and industry visits

Note:

You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

Biology

Enabling technologies in the following areas:

Eukaryote and prokaryote cell biology, structure and function, the immune system and the use of antibodies, signal transduction, DNA technology and immunoassays, gene expression, transformation and analysis, proteomics and genetics, health and disease, high throughput systems and bioinformatics.

Chemistry

Spectroscopy and the principles of separation science, chemical syntheses, chemical structure, applications of chemiluminescence, analytical tools such as mass spectrometry and flow injection technologies, applications of microfluidic technology in protein and enzyme analysis.

Microbiology

Principles of microbiology, growth of bacterial populations and environmental effects, viruses, bacteria, the archaea, eukaryotic microorganisms, metabolic diversity, microbial bioremediation, industrial microbiology.

Assessment

Projects (1 x 20%, 1 x 25%) 45%, examination 55%

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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