Courses & Units

Application of Cell Culture in Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Research CSA744



lThis unit will provide advance training to obtain cell culture 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 advance laboratory and cell culture skills that researchers are required to utilise on a regular basis. After successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Perform diagnostic and investigative applications of cell culture techniques,

2. Perform different types of survival cytotoxic assays,

3. Evaluate the effects of pharmaceutical ingredients on different types of cell lines, and

4. Communicate their findings


Unit name Application of Cell Culture in Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Research
Unit code CSA744
Credit points 25
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
Discipline Pharmacy

Associate Professor Nuri Guven (Coordinator).

Teaching staff

Dr Nicole Bye

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

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

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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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