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SCH1111 Fundamental Biomedical Techniques
Credit Points: 15
In the laboratory component of this unit students learn how to: work in accordance with biomedical laboratory safety policy; measure-out solids and liquids to make solutions and buffers of required concentrations and pH; dilute solutions and particles to required levels; employ sterile technique; prepare media, inoculate microbial cultures on liquid and solid media; record microbial growth on plates and under the microscope; and identify microbes of biomedical significance. The principles behind these laboratory operations, and behind the equipment used to perform them, are explained in the lectures.

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This Unit is part of the following Courses / Unit Sets
C32Bachelor of Medical Science
K05Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Science)
SMCBIMBiomedical Science 8 Unit Supporting Major
MIBIOMBiomedical Science Minor
MABUUDBiomedical Science Major
SMCHUMHuman Biology 8 Unit Supporting Major
MIHBIOHuman Biology Minor
MAHBIOHuman Biology Major
MAAAFDHuman Biology Major
SMCPHAPharmacology 8 Unit Supporting Major
MIPHARPharmacology Minor
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 15/03/2014 VET: 14/05/2014