|Year of offer||2019|
|Subject level||Undergraduate Level 3|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
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 provide an overview of the integrated use of various biological technologies for the effective translation of novel research into agri-food related applications including steps involved in commercialisation of agri-food biotechnology-related products and services and international trade and related economic issues. The students will also develop understanding of contemporary social and economic issues arising due to adoption of biotechnology in the agri-food sector.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of the subject, the student should develop:
- An integrated multi-disciplinary view of contemporary scientific, social and economic issues relating to application of biotechnology in agriculture and food production
- An understanding of processes involved in commercialisation of agri-food biotechnology related products and services
- An understanding of how multidisciplinary solutions are required to address major problems relating to sustainability of global agriculture and human food supply
On completion of this subject students should have developed the following generic skills:
- The ability to integrate interdisciplinary knowledge across broad discipline areas
- The ability to examine and evaluate critically information from a variety of sources and assess its quality and relevance to issues under discussion.
- The ability to write a logically argued and well researched written essay
- The ability to develop as a well-informed citizen able to contribute to their community
Eligibility and requirements
Core participation requirements
The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.
Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home
- Oral presentation and/or written submission, equivalent to 500 words due during the semester (10%)
- 1-hour mid-semester written examination (25%), equivalent to 1,000 words (25%)
- Review essay (1000 words) due during the semester (15%)
- 2-hour end-of-semester written examination equivalent to 2,000 words (50%)
Hurdle requirement: Students must attend 8 out of 10 tutorials.
Dates & times
- Semester 1
Principal coordinator Mohan Singh Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours 24 lectures and 12 hours of other activities (such as tutorials/group/forum discussions) Teaching period 4 March 2019 to 2 June 2019 Last self-enrol date 15 March 2019 Census date 31 March 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 10 May 2019 Assessment period ends 28 June 2019
Semester 1 contact information
Time commitment details
170 hours including 48 contact hours; 24 hours of class preparation and reading plus 30 hours of assessment related tasks.
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- Related Handbook entries
This subject contributes to the following:
Type Name Course Master of Biotechnology Major Production Animal Health Informal specialisation Selective subjects for B-BMED Informal specialisation Agri-food Biotechnology Informal specialisation Agri-food Biotechnology specialisation Informal specialisation Science-credited subjects - new generation B-SCI and B-ENG.
- Breadth options
- Available through the Community Access Program
About the Community Access Program (CAP)
This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.
Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.
- Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students
This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.