Course Title: Perform tissue and cell culture techniques

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5363 Diploma of Laboratory Technology (Biotechnology)

Course Title: Perform tissue and cell culture techniques

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 100

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science


Term1 2017,
Term1 2018

Course Contact: Namrita Kaul

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4837

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit of competency covers the ability to prepare, maintain and preserve cells and cell lines for a variety of applications, such as large scale culture, production of monoclonal antibodies, production of viral vaccines and amniocentesis studies. Personnel are required to optimise equipment set-up, media and growth techniques. They are required to detect and investigate contamination and take preventative and/or corrective actions under supervision.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities



MSL973007 Perform microscopic examination

MSL973004 Perform aseptic techniques

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

MSL975013 Perform tissue and cell culture techniques


1 Interpret and schedule production requirements

2 Work safely according to the legal and regulatory framework

3 Assemble and maintain tissue culture equipment

4 Prepare and test cell and tissue culture media

5 Obtain, monitor and maintain tissue and cell lines

6 Preserve cells and tissues

7 Maintain records

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

Practical reports

laboratory technical skills tests

written tests

research assignment

group presentation

laboratory logbook