Course Title: Perform biological procedures

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5183 Diploma of Laboratory Technology (Biotechnology)

Course Title: Perform biological procedures

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 130

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Course Contact: Geraldene Fleishman

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 8053

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Course Description

This unit of competency covers the ability to interpret work requirements, prepare samples, conduct pre-use and calibration checks on equipment and perform routine biological procedures, including sample preparation. These procedures may involve several steps and are used to classify cell types, species and biologically active compounds by analysing their biological and chemical characteristics. This unit includes data processing, interpretation of results and troubleshooting obvious departures from standard procedures.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

PMLTEST305A – perform aseptic techniques
PMLTEST 308A- perform microscopic examination

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

PMLTEST407A Perform biological procedures


Interpret and schedule work requirements

Maintain a safe work environment

Maintain laboratory records

Perform techniques that analyse biological activity

Perform techniques that assist in the classification of a cell or species

Receive and prepare biological samples

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

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