Advanced Topics in Biotechnology

BIO80001 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 36 hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2024 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1

26 Feb 24 - 26 May 24

2 Jul 24

Last self enrolment:
10 Mar 24

31 Mar 24

Last withdraw without fail:
12 Apr 24


87.5 Credit

Aims and objectives

The unit aims to develop an appreciation of the context of biotechnology in addressing specific priorities in the areas of medicine, health, food and nutrition, and the environment .It aims to improve techniques of literature searching, critical analysis of published data and identification of gaps in knowledge. It aims to build skills in project development, research planning and problem solving.

Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

1. Appreciate advancements in select current topics in Biotechnology research and development.
2. Engage in considerations of the ethical, legal, social and moral issues associated with some of the above developments
3. Identify and critically analyse published literature and/or utilise computer-based tools to analyse topics
4. Present written reports or assignments, critically appraising the literature and the issues, challenges, new trends and opportunities in areas