Courses & Units

Introduction to Analytical and Cell Culture Techniques CSA742



This unit will provide basic training to obtain fundamental laboratory and separation science skills in the field of pharmaceutical and biomedical science essential to successfully complete the required research project. The purpose of this unit is to introduce the basic laboratory skills that researchers utilise on a daily basis.

After successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Gain knowledge on basic fundamentals of various types of chromatographic techniques including size-exclusion chromatography, reversed-phase chromatography, normal phase chromatography, ion-exchange chromatography and ion-pair chromatography
2. Understand the advantages and limitations of various chromatographic techniques
3. Demonstrate cell culture skills including harvesting, counting, and subculturing of cell lines
4. Critically evaluate the advantages, limitations and other specific information that can be gained from advanced cell culture techniques


Unit name Introduction to Analytical and Cell Culture Techniques
Unit code CSA742
Credit points 25
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
Discipline Pharmacy

Dr Iman Azimi (Coordinator)

Teaching staff

Associate Professor Nuri Guven

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2018 23/3/2018 16/4/2018 3/6/2018
Semester 2 16/7/2018 10/8/2018 3/9/2018 21/10/2018

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2018: $2,296.00 2018: $4,252.00 060501

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CSA741 Basic Laboratory Skills in Pharmaceutical Science and Cell Culture


Teaching Pattern

6 × 1-hour tutorials, 26 × 2-hour online learning activities, 26 × 2-hour laboratory sessions.


Written assignment (30%), Online quizzes 4 (5% each; total 20%), Submission of practical reports (50%)

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