SLE712 - Bioinformatics and Molecular Biology Techniques


2020 unit information

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



SLE010 and one of SLE761, SLE703, or SLE706

Incompatible with:


Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

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 practicals. Techniques required for protein analysis will include poly acrylamide gel electrophoresis and immuno-blotting.

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