UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

APHB5511 Advanced Art and Life Manipulation

Credit 6 points
  Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content The unit is taught in odd-numbered years and introduces the basic practical and theoretical working methodologies for the construction of works of art that include living elements. Topics include basic methods of tissue engineering, tissue culture, DNA isolation, breeding principles and genetic engineering. The ethical and aesthetic issues of biological art are also discussed.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) develop an understanding of the core issues of biological art; (2) learn theoretical practices involved in manipulating different levels of life for aesthetic ends; (3) learn the ethical aspects of such practices; and (4) understand and use some of the practical methods of such practices.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) assignment; and (2) portfolio. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Dr Ionat Zurr
Unit rules
Incompatibility: VISA2249 Art and Life Manipulation
Contact hours lectures: 1 hour per week; labs/tutorials: 2 hours per week
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.science.uwa.edu.au/Units/APHB5511/SEM-2/2017

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