UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

APHB5598 Special unit: Special Topic Unit: Master of Biological Arts

Credit 6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content the academic objective of the unit is to explore in depth and from interdisciplinary perspective the technical and theoretical aspects of scientific topic/disease etc. The content will include:
1. preparation of Human Ethics Application (to understand the ethical implications concerning with the scientific topic/disease).
2. Interdisciplinary theoretical exploration of a topic/disease (i.e BRCA 1)
3. basic techniques of tissue culture (or relevant basic techniques associated with the topic). This is done to give the student an embodied/experiential understanding of the scientific topic.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) preparation of Human Ethics Application; (2) interdisciplinary theoretical investigation of a disease condition; and (3) basic tissue culture techniques.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) human ethics application proposal; (2) essay; and (3) demonstration of proficiency in aseptic techniques and basics of tissue culture procedures.. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Assistant Professor Ionat Zurr
Unit rules
Prerequisites: enrollment at Master of Biological Arts 71530
Contact hours 4 hours weekly for 12 weeks:
2 hours face to face contact with supervisor & 2 hours independent work (both technical and theoretical).

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