Course Title: Perform molecular biology tests/procedures

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5183 Diploma of Laboratory Technology (Biotechnology)

Course Title: Perform molecular biology tests/procedures

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 150

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


155T Vocational Health and Sciences


Term1 2009,
Term1 2010,
Term1 2011

Course Contact: Dinah van Ruyven

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4287

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

PMLTEST407A - Perform biological procedures.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

PMLTEST518A Perform molecular biology tests/procedures


Extract, verify and manipulate biomolecules

Interpret and schedule test requirements

Maintain a safe work environment

Prepare equipment and reagents

Process data

Receive and handle samples

Report and communicate results

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

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