Molecular Biotechnology

BIO30004 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Sarawak 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.

2021 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

2 Aug 21 - 31 Oct 21

7 Dec 21

Last self enrolment:
15 Aug 21

31 Aug 21

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 critical to the ability of students to gain a place in diverse professions based on molecular sciences, as well as in higher studies.

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 biomolecular science.
2. Design or critically evaluate protocols and solutions to medical, agricultural, industrial and environmental problems.
3. Demonstrate an understanding of the purposes, applications and significance of cell culture, biocatalysis, fermentation and related technologies.
4. Demonstrate an understanding of the purposes, applications and significance of protein structural analysis and protein technologies, including antibodies and related proteins.
5. Apply online tasks such as literature searching, database searching to a particular problem in the molecular biosciences.
6.   Record scientific observations correctly, analyse these critically, interpret honestly and report professionally, in a selection of the above areas.