Concepts of Biotechnology

BIO10003 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Sarawak Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 54 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

Aims and objectives

To provide students with an introduction to genetics, molecular biology, tools and applications of biotechnology, biochemistry, applied microbiology and immunology. To provide a strong foundation essential for subjects in the later years of the Biotechnology Science Major.

Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

1. Describe the fundamental biochemical processes of cells such as ion/molecule uptake, energy transfers, metabolism and the immune system
2. Describe the fundamentals of cell division and genetics, including the role of DNA as genetic material
3. Describe the basic principles and techniques used for the study and manipulation of DNA
4. Appreciate the application of biotechnology in diverse areas such as health and medicine, agriculture and/or the environment
5. Conduct and/or observe a variety of laboratory exercises where some of the above theoretical knowledge is applied to practical situations
6. Demonstrate the ability to work safely and communicate effectively.