Laboratory Disease Investigation (AVBS3002)


The aim of this unit is to develop an investigative approach and familiarity with laboratory techniques, ethics and safety in preparation for honours or postgraduate training in disease research or disease investigation. Students will work through actual disease research or investigation scenarios via directed and self-directed, individual and group tasks.

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information


lectures 2 hrs/wk, laboratories/tutorials 4 hrs/wk (note these will vary depending upon the week)


assignments (60%), quiz (15%), theory exam (25%)


There is no set text for this unit. Students will use primary literature and source various library texts as required for their investigations.

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


AVBS2001 and AVBS3001

Assumed knowledge

(CHEM1101 or CHEM1001) and (CHEM1102 or CHEM1002) and BIOL1001 and BIOL1002 and ANSC3103 and ANSC3104 and (BIOM2001 or ENVX2001)

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

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.