BC5201 - Biotechnology
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences
Available to students only with permission of the Head of Discipline of Biochemistry
and Molecular Biology.
Biotechnology is usually defined as the exploitation and manipulation of biological
resources to deliver commercial and social benefits. This subject is designed to cover
the fundamental aspects of biotechnology including basic and advanced methods used
in recombinant DNA technology, recombinant protein production in both eukaryotes and
prokaryotes, molecular diagnostics, microbial production of therapeutic agents, vaccine
production, bioremediation, bioreactors and regulations and patenting in biotechnology.
- contrast both the basic and advanced techniques used in biotechnology;
- design biotechnology experiments that can be applied to a wide variety of problems;
- discuss the ethics and patenting and regulatory procedures associated with biotechnology.
Study Period 2
|Census Date 24-Aug-2017
||Assoc. Professor Patrick Schaeffer
||Assoc. Professor Patrick Schaeffer, Professor Alan Baxter.
- 30 hours lectures
- 15 hours workshops/Seminars
||end of semester exam (60%); presentations (10%); assignments (30%).
An enrolment quota applies to this offering.
Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement
process, and in case of
minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest