Biotechnology Placement

Course code BIOL3250Units 20Level 3000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Environmental and Life Sciences

Available for Bachelor of Biotechnology students only.

A 10-week placement in a practicing biotechnology environment in the Private, Public or University sector is the centrepiece of this course. Students are required to report on the context of the placement in the biotechnology industry as well as their workplace activities. A full appreciation of the organisation is required as well as an appreciation of how the student's activities relate to the organisation's objectives. At the end of the placement a final report and seminar are required. Placements will be organised in such areas as vaccine, biomolecular, plant, molecular genetics, reproductive, biomedical and veterinary based biotechnologies.

In order to participate in this course, students must complete a compulsory Health and Safety requirement. Students will receive full information on this compulsory component in the course outline provided by the School of Environmental and Life Sciences.

Not available in 2015

ObjectivesOn successful completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate:

1. An understanding of the practice of Biotechnology in the Private, Public or University sector.
2. Observational, analytical, communication and reporting skills.
3. An increased breadth of Biotechnological-related knowledge.
4. An understanding of the relationships between Biotechnology and society.
5. An understanding of the array of skills required and opportunities in Biotechnology.
6. An understanding of research and development and business interactions in Biotechnology.
ContentPlacement in a biotechnology environment in the Private, Public or University sector.
Preparation of placement goals
Preparation of placement report
Seminar presentation
Replacing Course(s)This course replaces BIOL3210 Biotechnology Practice.
TransitionNot to count with BIOL3210.
Industrial Experience1
Assumed KnowledgeStudents doing this course should have completed all other courses in the Biotechnology degree program i.e. 220 units.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsField Study
Assessment Items
Other: (please specify)Participation in industrial placement
Presentations - Individual
Contact HoursSeminar: for 7 hour(s) per Week for 1 weeks
Field Study: for 35 hour(s) per Week for 10 weeks
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Biotechnology program.
Compulsory Course ComponentOHS-Safety Induction or Risk Assessment. Compulsory Course Component: In order to participate in this course students must complete a compulsory safety induction.