Course Title: Perform molecular biology tests and procedures

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5363 Diploma of Laboratory Technology (Biotechnology)

Course Title: Perform molecular biology tests and procedures

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 150

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science


Term1 2017,
Term1 2018,
Term1 2019

Course Contact: Amber Mitton

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 8053

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit of competency covers the ability to isolate, purify, verify and manipulate biomolecules and their products. This work requires close attention to working with small volumes, multiple-step procedures and prevention of contamination. Personnel are required to apply a wide range of molecular biology tests and procedures.

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:

MSL975014 Perform molecular biology tests and procedures


1 Interpret and schedule test requirements

2 Receive and handle samples

3 Prepare equipment and reagents

4 Extract, verify and manipulate biomolecules

5 Process data

6 Maintain a safe work environment

7 Report and communicate results

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

Practical reports

written tests


research report & presentation

laboratory logbook