The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2019

Course handbook

Description

The course is designed to provide extensive and advanced training in the laboratory practices associated with biological research. Module 1 focuses on Molecular techniques; Module 2 focuses on Microbial systems; Module 3 focuses on Plant systems and Module 4 focuses on Animal systems. There will be flexible systems of coursework and specialisation.


Availability2019 Course Timetables

Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2019

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Understand biological terminology and advanced concepts in experimental biology

2. To implement a working knowledge of the scientific method and philosophy

3. Demonstrate advanced experimental design

4. Demonstrate advanced skills in the collection, processing and interpretation of biological information

5. Demonstrate ethical conduct in learning and research

6. Demonnstrate hazard recognition and minimisation in safe biological investigation

7. Demonstrate an understanding of advanced cellular and molecular biology techniques

8. Demonstrate an understanding of advanced system biology techniques

9. Demonstrate an ability to efficiently organise and perform experimental procedures including all necessary calculations

10. To work in a team

11. Demonstrate critical and ethical thinking and the scientific approach

12. Demonstrate oral, writing and data presentation skills


Content

This course provides the advanced laboratory techniques required of a Biotechnology or Biology graduate. Through undertaking scientific experiments in; molecular biology, microbiology, plant & animal biology, students will be exposed to the theory and practice of:

  • Manipulation of molecular processes
  • Advanced analysis and manipulation of microorganisms
  • Extended physiological analysis of animal and plant model systems
  • Oral presentation to demonstrate understanding, interpretation and application (as relevant) of laboratory modules

In addition students consolidate their appreciation of:

  • The scientific method and philosophy of science
  • Experimental design, hypothesis testing & problem solving
  • Health & safety - Laboratory
  • Advanced laboratory skills
  • Use of selected Measurement Instruments
  • Use of Lab books to organise and document experimental details and results
  • Data analysis, interpretation and presentation
  • Report Writing
  • Effective use of Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion format
  • Referencing
  • Computer publishing skills
  • Working in teams
  • Ethics, Academic and personal/professional integrity

Requisite

Pre-requisite - successful completion of BIOL1003 or BIOL1070, and BIOL2001 and BIOL2002


Assumed knowledge

BIOL3001Advanced Laboratory Skills in Biological SciencesThe course is designed to provide extensive and advanced training in the laboratory practices associated with biological research. Module 1 focuses on Molecular techniques; Module 2 focuses on Microbial systems; Module 3 focuses on Plant systems and Module 4 focuses on Animal systems. There will be flexible systems of coursework and specialisation.FSCITFaculty of Science723School of Environmental and Life Sciences1030005940Semester 1 - 2019CALLAGHANCallaghan2019Successful completion of BIOL1003, BIOL2001 and BIOL2002.This course provides the advanced laboratory techniques required of a Biotechnology or Biology graduate. Through undertaking scientific experiments in; molecular biology, microbiology, plant & animal biology, students will be exposed to the theory and practice of:

Manipulation of molecular processes

Advanced analysis and manipulation of microorganisms

Extended physiological analysis of animal and plant model systems

Oral presentation to demonstrate understanding, interpretation and application (as relevant) of laboratory modulesIn addition students consolidate their appreciation of:

The scientific method and philosophy of science

Experimental design, hypothesis testing & problem solving

Health & safety - Laboratory

Advanced laboratory skills

Use of selected Measurement Instruments

Use of Lab books to organise and document experimental details and results

Data analysis, interpretation and presentation

Report Writing

Effective use of Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion format

Referencing

Computer publishing skills

Working in teams

Ethics, Academic and personal/professional integrity NOn successful completion of this course, students will be able to:1Understand biological terminology and advanced concepts in experimental biology2To implement a working knowledge of the scientific method and philosophy3Demonstrate advanced experimental design4Demonstrate advanced skills in the collection, processing and interpretation of biological information5Demonstrate ethical conduct in learning and research6Demonnstrate hazard recognition and minimisation in safe biological investigation7Demonstrate an understanding of advanced cellular and molecular biology techniques8Demonstrate an understanding of advanced system biology techniques9Demonstrate an ability to efficiently organise and perform experimental procedures including all necessary calculations10To work in a team11Demonstrate critical and ethical thinking and the scientific approach12Demonstrate oral, writing and data presentation skills Pre-requisite - successful completion of BIOL1003 or BIOL1070, and BIOL2001 and BIOL2002Presentation: Oral presentationPractical Demonstration: Module competency assessmentsReport: Written Reports CallaghanLaboratoryFace to Face On Campus84hour(s)per Term0Full Term0Laboratories will be up to 84 hours in total over the term.LectureFace to Face On Campus18hour(s)per Term0Full Term0Lectures will be between 8-12 hrs over the course of the term and include seminars (oral presentations)In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:General Course Requirements:Laboratory: Induction Requirement - Students must attend and pass the induction requirements before attending these sessions.In order to participate in this course students must complete a compulsory safety induction.


Assessment items

Presentation: Oral presentation

Practical Demonstration: Module competency assessments

Report: Written Reports


Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

General Course Requirements:

  • Laboratory: Induction Requirement - Students must attend and pass the induction requirements before attending these sessions. - In order to participate in this course students must complete a compulsory safety induction.

Contact hours

Callaghan

Laboratory

Face to Face On Campus 84 hour(s) per Term Full Term

Laboratories will be up to 84 hours in total over the term.

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 18 hour(s) per Term Full Term

Lectures will be between 8-12 hrs over the course of the term and include seminars (oral presentations)