General: Lab sessions (9-1pm, every second week) are compulsory. Tutorial/lecture sessions will be held from 1-2pm. There is no final exam for this unit.
Tutorials/Seminars: Tutorials/Seminars will be held on Thursdays from 1-2pm (starting week 1). The location is 8 Sir Christopher Ondaatje Ave (E3B) 212 Tute Rm. The list of tutorial topics will be available on iLearn. This course is NOT taught from standard texts and attendance at tutorials is strongly encouraged.
Laboratory Session (Wet-lab): Laboratory sessions are only held from 9-1pm on Thursdays and will be every second week. Labs will be held in 14 Sir Christopher Ondaatje Ave (E7B) 349 Science Lab. The timetabled hours of 2-6pm are for you to work with your group outside of the scheduled laboratory sessions. There will be two lab groups: Group A and Group B. Group A will commence in week 2 and Group B will commence in week 3. There are FIVE laboratory sessions in total that you MUST attend. Outside these compulsory scheduled hours, you may also find you will need to attend the lab to complete tasks/experiments. This could include removing/incubating samples. You must notify the laboratory teaching staff if you require access outside of scheduled lab time. Further information regarding the laboratory session and the nature of the laboratory component will be given during the tutorial session to be held in week 1. Laboratory sessions are COMPULSORY. If you cannot attend, you must submit a Disruption to Studies request if you wish your absence to be considered.
Other (Dry-lab): Due to the nature of the research activities in this unit, there are other tasks/activities that you will need to schedule time for both during and beyond the thursday scheduled contact hours (e.g. analysing data, preparing seminars, etc). The ‘write-up’ room (E7B 354) and notebook computers will be available for you to use during the Thursday lab session to help with these tasks (open until 6pm, by request). The laboratory may also be open during the mid-semester break to help you complete these tasks (by request).
Each student is expected to attend all tutorials and laboratory sessions which commence at 9am. Excessive absence from tutorials and laboratory sessions will be treated as grounds for incomplete work in CBMS330.
The university timetable can be found at http://www.timetables.mq.edu.au/
Required and Recommended Texts and/or Materials
This course is NOT taught from standard texts but will depend on the nature of the weekly activities and thus reading material may be advised by your CBMS academic supervisor. Lists of other suggested reading material will be issued separately. Additional printed notes and other material will be issued as required or made available via the CBMS330 website: learn.mq.edu.au.
Technology Used and Required
You will be using and receive training in modern, state of the art research equipment for conducting your research project. This will be located in the laboratories located in E7B 354 and may include other research laboratories in the Dept CBMS. You will use database search tools including PubMed to acquire relevant literature. You will complete assessment tasks and deliver presentations including an oral talk that will require access to software such as word processing software, graphics software and powerpoint. General use computers will be provided during the laboratory session with internet access.
Unit Web Page
- The URL of the CBMS330 Blackboard site is: ilearn.mq.edu.au
- You will be asked for your username (student MQID) and password.
- For log-in or contact difficulties, contact the University Library Information Technology Help Desk. http://www.lib.mq.edu.au/help/ithelp/