Course Title: Prepare tissue and cell cultures

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5182 Diploma of Laboratory Technology (Pathology Testing)

Course Title: Prepare tissue and cell cultures

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 50

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


155T Vocational Health and Sciences


Term1 2010

Course Contact: Geraldene Fleishman

Course Contact Phone: (03) 9925 4287

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit of competency covers the ability to prepare primary tissue cultures for applications, such as maintenance of animal cell lines and propagation of plants by tissue culture and basic subculture procedures. Personnel are required to manipulate equipment and materials and samples to prevent contamination at all preparation stages. They will have ready access to enterprise procedures and will work under direct supervision.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

PMLTEST305B - Perform aseptic techniques.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

PMLTEST412A Prepare tissue and cell cultures


Maintain records

Monitor tissue or cell culture

Prepare and test cell and tissue culture media

Prepare tissue or cell cultures

Work safely according to the legal and regulatory framework

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

Assessments for this course typically consist of:
• Class activities
• Assignments
• Presentations
• Exam