School Of Science

Molecular BiotechnologyWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 301405.1


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

Equivalent Units
300850 - Advanced Cell Biology

300845 Genetics OR 301251 Molecular Biology of the Cell

About this Unit
Molecular techniques in cell biology are rapidly developing and offer new solutions to disease mitigation, as well as sustainable solutions to environmental and industrial imperatives. The fundamental cellular processes along with stem cell development, transformation, transfection, cell engineering and re-programming are some of the advanced applications covered in this unit. Students will conduct guided projects investigating the action of hormones, growth factors, morphogens and bio-actives; their receptors and signalling pathways and the cellular responses they trigger. Molecular Biotechnology covers modern techniques in cell screening, cell culture, advanced characterization and experimental approaches enabling dynamic understanding of live microbial, animal and plant cells.

Special Requirements - Essential Equipment
Access to a computer with an internet connection. Safety glasses, Lab coat, enclosed footwear and electronic Laboratory Notebook

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