Unit code: HES5640
|Credit points||25 Credit Points|
|Contact hours||1 Hour per Week|
|Prerequisites||Acceptance into Honours Course.|
Related course(s)A unit of study in the Bachelor of Science (Honours)(Biochemistry/Biotechnology).
Aims and objectivesTo expose students to high level lectures in the areas of current relevant research within the School of Engineering and Science. To provide students with skills required for undertaking a postgraduate research program.
Generic skills outcomes
Students are expected to enhance several of their graduate attributes during this unit of study and should consult with your lecturer if not clear as to how this unit of study achieves this. The graduate attributes which relate to this unit of study help to produce students who:
Are capable in their chosen professional, vocational or study areas.
- Have a basic understanding of the theoretical principles involved in the general area.
- Have an in-depth technical competence in the specific (core) discipline.
- Can apply specific knowledge of the (core) discipline to real situations.
- Have a sense of social responsibility for subject specific knowledge and its applications.
- Have an understanding of the principles of sustainable design and development.
Are entrepreneurial in contributing to innovation and development within their business, workplace, or community.
- Have the ability to critically understand innovations and developments.
- Respect multiple points of view.
- Have the ability to identify opportunities for responsible innovation and/or developments within/across the technical, social, cultural, ecological and economic environments.
Operate effectively and ethically in work and community situations.
- Have the ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
- Can effectively communicate within and without the subject discipline.
- Have the ability to operate locally and internationally.
Are adaptable and manage change.
- Are self-motivated.
- Have multifaceted research and problem solving skills.
- Are flexible.
- Can understand problem identification, formulation and solution.
- Have an expectation that learning is lifelong.
- Have the ability to keep learning past the lifetime of the course.
The content of the lectures will change as the biochemistry research focus changes within the school. Current lectures are in the areas of:
- Capillary Electrophoresis
- Literature Searching
- Experimental Design
- Image Analysis
- Computational Chemistry
- Statistics for Research
- Cell Culture
- Expression Systems
- Epidemiology of Enteric Viruses
- Honours Report Writing
- Multimedia Presentation
- Industrial Enzyme Technology