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.

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

6cp from CHEM1XX1 and 6cp from CHEM1XX2 and 12cp from BIOL1XXX and 6cp from ANSC3103 and 6cp from ANSC3104 and 6cp from (BIOM2001, 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.