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BTH1802

Faculty of Science

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 0 (NATIONAL PRIORITY), 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Science
OfferedGippsland Second semester 2010 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Sunway First semester 2010 (Day)
Sunway Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Phillip Brook-Carter (Gippsland); Dr Kumaran Narayanan (Sunway)

Synopsis

This unit will cover classical and modern biotechnology, including recent developments in molecular biology and its applications in such diverse areas as agriculture, forestry, food, medicine and marine sciences. This includes an introduction to bio-prospecting and pharmaceuticals; genomics, proteomics and bio-informatics; environmental and industrial biotechnology and the current issues and concerns surrounding biotechnology. Related topics such as human genome project, risk assessment, bio-safety and genetically modified organisms and crops, cloning, patents, ethics intellectual property rights and the regulatory framework for biotechnology in various countries will be discussed.

Assessment

Final examination: 50%
Quizzes: 15%
Tutorial activities: 15%
Web pages: 20%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr. Kumaran Narayanan

Contact hours

Two 1-hour lectures and three 1-hour online tutorials per week

Prohibitions

BTH1011