Advanced Professional Skills in Biomedical Science
Available in 2013
|Callaghan Campus||Semester 2|
Previously offered in 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
Provides an introduction to skills required in laboratories that are not the technical skills provided by practical classes in traditional academic courses. Emphasis will be on providing an overview of the purposes, organisation, operation and output of different types of laboratories. There is also an emphasis on the commercialisation of intellectual property derived from laboratory investigations.
|Objectives||To teach students to:
1. Develop a set of learning goals.
2. Work effectively in a group.
3. List the steps in the establishment of a research laboratory.
4. Understand the process of research grant applications and review.
5. Be aware of the need for animal and human ethics clearance before undertaking research.
6. Understand the issues surrounding Genetically Modified Organisms including clearances for research, environmental use, etc.
7. Know the procedures for safety clearances and be aware of Occupational Health and Safety issues.
8. Undertake the preparation of an abstract for a conference and the presentation of data using Powerpoint at a conference.
9. Know about intellectual property as it applies to laboratory based research.
10. Understand the processes of commercialisation of laboratory based intellectual property.
11. Prepare a Gantt chart for the preparation of a product.
12. Understand the differences between safety studies, phase I, II, III trials for clinical and environmental research.
13. Understand the need for registration of chemical, drug and food products and know the appropriate agencies involved.
14. Be aware of QA/QC as it applies to product production.
|Content||The lectures include:
1. Grant writing
2. Research procedures
3. Animal and human ethics
5. Occupational Health and Safety
6. Commercialisation of research
7. Clinical trials
8. Intellectual property
9. Pathology laboratory functioning
11. Registration of foods and drugs
The activities include preparation of:
1. Learning goals
2. A scientific conference presentation
3. A Gantt Chart for the production of a product
4. A portfolio relating to their product
5. Visits to working laboratories
|Replacing Course(s)||Not applicable|
|Assumed Knowledge||Completion of Year 2 of Bachelor of Biomedical Science or equivalent.|
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
|Teaching Methods||Problem Based Learning
|Contact Hours||Lecture: for 4 hour(s) per Week for 11 weeks|
|Timetables||2013 Course Timetables for HUBS3204|