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SLE712 - Laboratory Techniques for Cellular and Molecular Biotechnology

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
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Unit chair:

Jim Rookes




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

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Contact hours:

1 x 3 hour practical per week.


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.   


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

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

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