Advanced Professional Skills in Biomedical Science

Course code HUBS3204Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy

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.

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
ObjectivesTo 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.
ContentThe lectures include:
1. Grant writing
2. Research procedures
3. Animal and human ethics
4. GMO's
5. Occupational Health and Safety
6. Commercialisation of research
7. Clinical trials
8. Intellectual property
9. Pathology laboratory functioning
10. QA/QC
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
TransitionNot applicable
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeCompletion of Year 2 of Bachelor of Biomedical Science or equivalent.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsProblem Based Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsPortfolio submission
Examination: Formal
Other: (please specify)Marks from all assessments will contribute towards the student's final mark
Presentations - GroupConference presentation
Contact HoursLecture: for 4 hour(s) per Week for 11 weeks
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for HUBS3204