2 x 1-hour lectures weekly 1 x 2-hour workshop weekly 1 x 2-hour practical weekly
1 Admission into GDPBT-Graduate Diploma in Biotechnology 1a Admission into MNT-Master of Nanotechnology 1b Admission into MBA-Master of Business Administration 1c Admission into MBTL-Master of Biotechnology 1d Admission into MSCCM-Master of Science (Chemistry) Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a or 1b or 1c or 1d))
Enrolment not permitted
1 of BTEC3002, BTEC9673 has been successfully completed
This topic assumes equivalent to second year undergraduate level knowledge of molecular biology, biochemistry, microbiology and genetics.
Medical Biotechnology is the use of biological systems, living organisms or their derivates to address health issues. Medical Biotechnologists develop innovative solutions in areas such as diagnostics, medical products (e.g. drug discovery) and medical procedures. This topic exposes students to a range of cutting-edge Medical Biotechnology practices and areas of research. The topic also involves students in the process of applying their scientific, cultural and commercial knowledge to solve a medical problem and deliver a medical product.
The aims of this topic are to:
Convey the breadth of interacting disciplines that comprise Medical Biotechnology
Describe in-depth examples and illustrative case-studies representative of key areas of Medical Biotechnology
Explain how core scientific concepts and practical techniques are applied in Medical Biotechnology
Develop problem-solving and team work skills that incorporate culturally inclusive practices, especially as regards Indigenous groups and other stakeholders
Expected learning outcomes
At the completion of the topic, students are expected to be able to:
Transfer and apply core concepts drawn from cellular biology, molecular biology, microbiology, chemistry and biochemistry to develop innovative solutions to address health issues including diagnostics, medical products and medical procedures
Describe and discuss the breadth of interacting disciplines that comprise Medical Biotechnology and present examples of how they can be harnessed to improve health
Synthesise information and communicate effectively, succinctly and sensitively with the scientific community, clients, the broad public and particular cultural and Indigenous communities about medical biotechnology products
Work in teams to develop a plan to solve a health problem using medical biotechnology principles
Key dates and timetable
Timetable details for 2019 are no longer published.
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