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BTH1011 - Biotechnology, science, business, law and ethics 1

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Science

Leader: Lisa Martin


Clayton First semester 2007 (Day)


The science of biotechnology and the structure of the industry and the relationship between academic research and commercial biotechnology will be explored. Particular emphasis will be placed on the development of biotechnology in Australia and Asian countries. The unit will prepare students to pursue careers in biotechnology.


Students develop knowledge of or skill at: what biotechnology is; the history of Biotechnology; the science contributing to biotechnology; the structure of the biotechnology industry; Australian biotechnology; regional biotechnology; communication; conducting investigations; scientific thinking and problem solving technique; working in teams.


Assignments: 40%
Laboratory reports: 20%
Essay (2000 words): 40%

Contact hours

Two x 1-hour lectures per week, one x 2-hour tutorial per week, one x 4-hour laboratory session every third week