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Science and Innovation (10107.2)

Level: Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 2 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021) Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Discipline: Academic Program Area - Science


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Innovations in the Life Sciences, particularly in the field of genomics, are transforming medicine, human health, forensics, and environmental studies. Applications include new powerful methods for diagnoses and therapeutic approaches for worldwide diseases such as cancer and dementia. These technologies provide the basis for a range of novel developments never previously conceived. It is therefore crucial for students studying degrees in science, technology, education, and for professionals in education and public service sectors, to acquire familiarity with the modern cutting edge technologies and associated commercialisation procedures. This unit will be delivered in a unique partnership with a leading international company in genomic technologies (Agilent) to provide students with exposure to skills required to work in this emerging field, and Canberra?s leading marketing company (Coordinate) to develop the essential communication skills.

Learning Outcomes

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

1. Have knowledge and Skills of cutting edge scientific technologies in the context of industry and real-life global health and environmental problems;

2. Have commercialisation knowledge, project management, due diligence, and business development as it relates to these technologies;

3. Have professional skills required to convert scientific discovery into intellectual property, how to secure funding for research and high technology based businesses; and

4. Have communication skills needed for pitching ideas to funding agencies, receiving industry backing, and translation of technologies to the lay-person.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

4 hours per week with a 2 hour tutorial/2 hour workshop





Assumed Knowledge

1st year science

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