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SLE701 - Foundations of Biotechnology

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:

not available from 2016 onwards

Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:


EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Morley Muralitharan





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

 2 x 1 hour classes per week.



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.


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.


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


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

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Unit fee information available soon

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

Your units are priced based on the course you are enrolled in. Please refer to the current year's course entry to estimate the unit cost.

You can calculate the cost of each unit by using the following calculation:

Course fee x unit EFTSL value = unit price

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