6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL
Postgraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
- Second semester 2018 (On-campus)
Master of Biotechnology students only
This unit covers the fundamental techniques and approaches in regenerative medicine and medical biotechnology.
Students will learn underlying principles and key techniques such as: non-invasive cell and animal imaging methods, image analysis, cell reprogramming, genome editing methods and experimental model systems.
Students will gain hands-on experience with cutting edge imaging techniques and cell reprogramming.
Upon successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
- Discriminate between imaging technologies used to image biological processes in living cells, tissues and whole organisms
- Perform in vivo imaging of cells, tissues and organisms
- Describe principles of genome editing technologies, and discuss current challenges and future prospects for the use of these technologies in gene and cell therapy
- Integrate knowledge of cell plasticity; cell reprogramming, lineage conversion and differentiation
- Demonstrate proficiency in cell reprogramming, microscopy and immunofluorescence techniques
- Summarise the derivation and characterisation of mouse and human iPS cells
- Group oral presentation (30 minutes) (20%)
- Critical review and reflective journal (1,500 words each) (40%) (hurdle)
- Workshop/ practical preparation and participation (40%) (hurdle)
4 contact hours (2 hours seminars and 2 hours practical/ workshop
8 hours of private study (expected to be spent on assignments, and designated pre-class and post-class online learning activities to prepare for classes and consolidate knowledge.
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