Biotechnology is the use of biological systems to solve practical problems for social and economic benefit. This topic introduces Biotechnology through examples drawn from each of the main areas: Environmental, Food, Plant Science, Medical, Industrial and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology. In the process, students learn about the science that underlies Biotechnology and develop the skills required of a Biotechnologist. This topic also develops an understanding of potential career paths for Biotechnologists.
This topic aims to: