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  • Concepts in Cell & Developmental BiologyCEDB30002

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    The subject develops a student’s knowledge of cell and developmental biology, introduced in second year subjects. The subject is arranged for students to gain an understanding of the approaches used to study cell biology and developmental biology and an appreciation of the major concepts involved...

  • Fundamentals of Cell BiologyCEDB20003

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    The subject builds on the basic cell biology concepts introduced in first year biology and develops students’ understanding of the processes that regulate the structure and function of eukaryotic cells. Using examples from plant and animal cells, the subject will outline the cellular structures a...

  • Developmental BiologyCEDB30003

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019Quotas apply

    In this subject students will gain a detailed understanding of the molecular, biochemical and cellular events that regulate the development of specialised cells, tissues and organs during embryonic development. In particular, cell signalling pathways that regulate embryonic induction, tissue inte...

  • Stem Cells in Development & RegenerationCEDB30004

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject introduces students to advanced research topics in modern stem cell biology with respect to current roles of stem cells in development of organisms, regenerative medicine and ethical considerations of biotechnological applications. Different types of stem cells will be discussed wit...

  • Advanced Molecular Biology TechniquesBTCH90005

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject is focussed on the use of molecular techniques to study gene and protein functions in a range of organisms. It aims to provide students with an advanced understanding of the strategies and techniques used in molecular biology of relevance both to the biotechnology industry and to adv...

  • Genetically Modified OrganismsBTCH90010

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject investigates genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and their potential benefits for humankind in the 21st century, against the background of controversy and public concern triggered by the release of transgenic plants and animals into the food chain. The course examines the contrast ...

  • Advanced Coursework in Medical BiologyBMSC40007

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    The purpose of the advanced coursework is to develop professional and scientific skills necessary for general scientific inquiry. The knowledge gained will foster the student’s capacity to identify questions and generate ideas as well as providing a framework for students to use in order to appro...

  • Biochemistry Research Project Part 1BCMB40011

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Students complete a major research project in the field of biochemistry and molecular biology under the supervision of a member of the Department or affiliated institution.

  • Metabolism and NutritionBCMB30011

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    The interpretation of nutritional information relies on an understanding of how nutrients are metabolised and what can go wrong in disease states. The subject material covers control of the digestion and absorption of nutrients; the regulation of blood glucose concentration and the causes of diab...

  • Principles of Eye Bank PracticeBMSC90013


    This subject arms students - who have completed the Specialist Certificate: Fundamentals in Eye Banking, with advanced professional and technical skills required of progressive eye banks in the 21 st century. The subject packages a comprehensive exploration into ocular and cellular microbiology a...

  • Site TectonicsLARC30001

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject introduces landscape as a three-dimensional space. Aspects of site grading and earthwork manipulation will be explored, including their experiential and functional implications. The Importance of landform modelling to the design vocabulary of landscape architecture will be introduced...

  • Natural HistoryLARC10001

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject is natural history. This is an old, lovely, and holistic term referring to what is in the natural world. This subject joins the humanities and the sciences; it will be delivered across disciplines, with a rich and exciting mix of material and information. It is an overview of: human ...

  • BiotechnologyBTCH20002

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This course focuses on exploring and understanding the science underpinning the biotechnology revolution. Principles of molecular, cellular and process engineering are explained, and their applications in industry, agriculture, and medicine surveyed. Forums on currently active topics feature invi...

  • Methods in Agrifood BiotechnologyBTCH30001

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    The aim of this subject is to introduce students to the practical skills in the application of biotechnological techniques with particular emphasis on agri-food sector related investigations. The practical techniques to be introduced to the students include cell and tissue culture, plant genetic ...

  • Biotechnology in PracticeBTCH30003

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject will enable students to develop skills relevant to the Australian biotechnology industry by enhancing their understanding of the processes involved in the commercialisation of scientific research. The steps involved in taking a product from the research laboratory to the marketplace ...

  • Genomics and BioinformaticsBTCH90009

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject describes current technologies used to sequence genomes - the starting point for comparative analyses of genes and proteins. The field of informatics has evolved to analyse and interpret large amounts of data generated by the new biotechnologies. Advanced topics will include transcri...

  • Trends & Issues in Agrifood BiotechBTCH30002

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Students will acquire knowledge of the recent and important developments in biotechnology related to agriculture and food and develop an understanding of local and global issues in biotechnology in relation to environment health and sustainable crop and animal production. This subject will provid...

  • Designing Living SystemsLARC20001

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Ecological design is an interdisciplinary endeavour that demands a high level of scientific literacy from the lead designer. This subject, Designing Living Systems, examines the technical aspects of ecological design in the urban context. Through a series of lectures, seminars and tutorials deli...

  • Interpreting Australian Landscape DesignLARC30002

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Interpreting Australian Landscape Design forms part of the Design Histories Specialisation. This subject develops an understanding of the formative influences to have shaped contemporary public and private landscapes. A critical examination of the historical development of landscape design in A...

  • Flora of VictoriaBOTA90005

    Offered:Summer TermYear:2019

    This subject is designed for students wishing to take a summer course, and who are interested in the biology of native plants and plant communities and environments in Victoria. It is suited to students studying environmental science or environmental studies. Topics covered include: biogeograph...