BIO60007 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 60 hours

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

2022 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

1 Aug 22 - 30 Oct 22

6 Dec 22

Last self enrolment:
14 Aug 22

31 Aug 22

Last withdraw without fail:
16 Sep 22


75 Credit Points 
Assumed Knowledge: Basic biology, chemistry and biochemistry.

Aims and objectives

The unit aims to impart knowledge and understanding of the advanced molecular techniques that contribute to the knowledge base of biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology and biotechnology, and have resulted in solutions to industrial, medical, agricultural and/or environmental problems. This knowledge is aimed at giving students the ability to gain a place in diverse professions based on molecular sciences, as well as in higher studies. The practical component will aim to make the students competent in several experimental and computer-based techniques of biochemistry and molecular biology.

Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Describe the theoretical principles and applications of a number of analytical, preparative and manipulative techniques and emerging technologies in biotechnology.
2. Design and/or critically evaluate protocols and solutions to medical, agricultural, industrial and/or environmental problems.
3. Explain the purpose, applications and significance of advanced genetic, biochemical or immunological technologies.
4. Demonstrate advanced skills in performing literature searches to investigate an advancement such as above and present its principles and applications.
5. Demonstrate advanced skills in applying theoretical knowledge to conducting practical work in a selection of the above areas, including critical analysis of results and reporting them honestly and professionally.