Course Title: Cell Technologies

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Cell Technologies

Credit Points: 12.00

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


135H Applied Sciences


Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2009

Course Coordinator: Assoc. Prof Gina Nicoletti

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2133

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

There are no prerequisite courses.  A knowledge of cell biology is assumed.

Course Description

The course will introduce students to cell networks and mechanisms governing signalling, synthesis and growth and to current and emerging technologies using cell systems for assays, cell models, bioprocessing and tissue engineering.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Students will acquire knowledge of  cell systems and how they are used for research and product development and technical aspects of handling cell systems at the laboratory and pilot scale level .

Students will appreciate the potential of cell-based  systems to contribute to discovery research and and their application in product development .

Overview of Learning Activities

Students will undertake a formal lecture and tutorial program and laboratory-based  exercises using cell systems for discovery research

Overview of Learning Resources

Students will be referred to a variety of information sources including scientific literature, organisation web-sites, government publications, agency and organisation published information and textbooks.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment will be by a combination of individual projects on current  scientific issues, technical reports  and formal examination .