Animal Biotechnology (ANSC3105)


Lectures, tutorials, laboratories, seminars and supervised reading and directed learning instruction will cover the application of biotechnology to animal health, animal production and veterinary biosciences. The course is organised around modules that consider the methodologies, ethical and technical issues in application of gene therapy, transgenics, antibody engineering, molecular diagnostics, and biodiversity mining, all discussed in contexts relevant to domestic animals. The course also integrates an introduction to the emerging field of animal biosystems, which develops basic skills in data retrieval using web-based bioinformatic databases.

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Lectures 3hrs/wk; Practicals 3hr/wk(x7); seminars/workshops 0.25hr/wk


Practicals and quizzes (20%) Essay and seminars (40%) Exam (40%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


AVBS1002 and (GENE2001 or GENE2002)

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If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.