Techniques in Molecular Science
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BCMB20005: Techniques in Molecular Science Notes (H1: 85%) [Lecture Notes, Tutorial Notes, Laboratory Manual Notes, Experiment Notes, Technique Notes, Quiz Notes and More]
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Notes for BCMB20005: Techniques in Molecular Science at the University of Melbourne. I was able t...
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Includes all topics covered in lectures: - Pipetting technique & spectrophotometry - UV analysis...
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Split by topic, not necessarily in the order that it was presented in the lectures, but it was a log...
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Covers all lectures in detail on the following: - Pipette and Spectrophotometer Use - Gel Electr...
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I absolutely loved this subject - this subject really allows you to learn new things on the more practical side and also have fun at the same time. Amber is the most organised subject coordinator I've ever had and she is always willing to give help. The demonstrators were equally as lovely, and pracs were quite relaxed overall - even though some pracs ran overtime, the demonstrators did not rush us to finish. Although the prac reports may seem stressful, I found they were a really good way to develop your scientific writing skills, which is obviously important for anyone who's doing science. The first report was marked more harshly so don't be disheartened if you don't receive the mark you hoped for, but the markers seemed to be quite lenient for the second and last reports where nearly 50% of students got H1. The rubrics provided were also very clear and Amber is always willing to give feedback on a section of your report! This year's exam was quite fair and similar to past exam papers, although it was a bit rushed in terms of time, doing past papers and asking for feedback on responses really helps. Overall, an excellent subject for those who are pursuing research/ do something more practical and also relatively simple H1 subject if you put in some effort.
Anonymous, Semester 1, 2019
Extremely well run subject - Amber is super organised and willing to give help. The pracs were much more relaxed than I was expecting and kinda fun, while the demonstrators were lovely and helped out a lot. The prac reports weren't too bad to write and worth a fair chunk of the overall mark (just make sure you don't leave them until the last minute, as they are lengthy and quite time consuming to write). I found the exam to be quite hard and required a lot of memorisation of techniques
Anonymous, Semester 1, 2019
Got to learn a great deal. But need to work on it every week.
Anonymous, Semester 2, 2017
Pracs are chill and the reports were surprising enjoyable to write (: Overall really well organised and fun subject
Anonymous, Semester 1, 2018
Enjoyed the pracs!
Anonymous, Semester 1, 2017
Very time consuming and challenging subject, however one of the most rewarding subjects I have taken at university
Anonymous, Semester 2, 2015
Very fun subject! Demonstrator acts as your friend and guides you during pracs especially if you make an effort to approach him/her. Subject coordinators are friendly and tutorials are helpful in understanding lecture materials
Anonymous, Semester 1, 2015
2013 student here- Depending upon your demonstrator, you can get a terribly hard marker which can add up. I had friends getting 9/10 just for showing up, but our group was getting 6/10 average because of deductions in 'participation'- you are expected to be able to answer class discussion questions (whether you understand the material from the preprac or not, and tbh most weeks the prepracs were hard with no pre-reading) so be ready for that. There is a lot of work involved, both for prepracs and in each prac class, and a lot of the time I felt stressed in the prac class because of the amount of stuff you had to do. There is a prac exam, it's not rocket science but if you are like me and prefer having time to think before doing you won't like it much. The exam in 2013 was harsh. Honestly, I spent a lot of my time hating on this subject, but if Biochem is your thing then I guess you may enjoy it? One plus is that you will definitely know how to use a pipette by the end.