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Quantitative Biology Interdisciplinary Unit - QBIO3888

Year - 2020

Working effectively across disciplines has become an intrinsic part of most professional and research environments. In this unit, you will develop solutions to complex real world problems. The unit is designed to foster your abilities in your chosen discipline, and for you to work towards a project goal in a supported, collaborative team environment with students from other disciplines. This unit offers you the opportunity to work on a project in one of three key areas: (1) 'omics-based modelling; (2) synthetic biology; or (3) ecosystem modelling. The projects will focus on the development of: novel clinical biomarkers; the development of innovative biological machines; or the discovery of mechanisms underlying ecosystem function. You will identify a problem, develop novel solutions and communicate your findings to a diverse audience. Combined with your disciplinary skills, the ability to work with others to develop solutions to complex problems is highly valued by employers.

Lectures 2 hrs/week; Practical 3 hrs/week

Documentation/Laboratory eNotebooks (15%), Project report (50%), Team work participation evaluation (15%), Project oral presentation (20%).


12cp from (ENVX2001 or BIOL2X22 or GEGE2X01 or AVBS2005 or BCMB2X01 or MEDS2003 or QBIO2001 or DATA2X02 or BCHM2X72 or GENE2002 or SOIL2005 or AGRI2001 or ENSC2001 or BIOL2X24 or BIOL2032)


Faculty: Science

Semester 2

24 Aug 2020

Department/School: Life and Environmental Sciences Academic Operations
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 28 Sep 2020
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
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Unit of Study coordinator: A/Prof Brian Jones
HECS Band: 2
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