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Biotechnology (BTCH20002)

Undergraduate level 2Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 2
Subject codeBTCH20002
Semester 2
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This course focuses on exploring and understanding the science underpinning the biotechnology revolution. Principles of molecular, cellular and process engineering are explained, and their applications in industry, agriculture, and medicine surveyed. Forums on currently active topics feature invited industry speakers.

Intended learning outcomes

By the end of the subject students should have:

  • Acquired knowledge of the basic principles of biotechnology for manipulation of microbe, plant and animal characteristics, and molecular biology, genome science and bioengineering that underpin new developments in biotechnology
  • Developed an understanding of local and global issues in biotechnology in relation to human welfare, environmental health and sustainable agriculture

Generic skills

On completion of this subject, students should have developed the following generic skills:

  • The ability to interpret scientific literature and interpret data from electronic databases
  • The capacity to integrate knowledge across disciplines
  • The ability to comprehend a question, evaluate the relevant information and communicate an answer

Last updated: 10 August 2019