Course Title: Perform molecular biology tests and procedures

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5388 Diploma of Laboratory Technology

Course Title: Perform molecular biology tests and 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


174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term2 2020,
Term1 2021

Course Contact: Rauha Quazi

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4277

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge 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

MSL973016  Perform aseptic techniques

MSL974021  Perform biological procedures

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

MSL975034 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. Report and communicate results

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

Assessments may include


observation of laboratory skills


knowledge tests