Applied Moelcular Biotechnology A

Course Information

These course outlines are a guide only. They are provided for the information of prospective students. Although every effort is made to ensure the most up to date information is provided, timetables often change each semester due to the availability of rooms and resources. Content (including lecture/practical topics, assessment and textbooks) is also regularly reviewed to ensure relevance and effective learning.

Unit of Study Overview

This unit of study provides a solid foundation for education and training in applied molecular biotechnology. Classes emphasise molecular biology and genetics combined with essential aspects underscoring modern molecular biotechnology.

Course Coordinator Contact Details

Administration: Dan Haggard

Room: 435

Telephone: 9036 5417


Course Coordinator: Dr Neville Firth (School of Biological Sciences)

Room: 208 (School of Biological Sciences - A12 - Macleay)

Telephone: 9351 3369



Lecture: Thursday 3:00pm - 5:00pm New Law School Seminar 107

Tutorial: Thursday 2:00pm New Law School Seminar 107


Required text: Acquaah, G. 2004, Understanding Biotechnology, Pearson Prentice Hall, New Jersey.

Recommended text: Glick, B. and Pasternak J. 2003, Molecular Biotechnology: Principles and Applications of Recombinant DNA", third edition, ASM Press, Washington.


Continuous assessment throughout semester, end of semester examination