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Master of Science (Biotechnology)

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  • Objectives
    Upon completion of this course, students should have:

    * a detailed understanding of advanced tools, resources and techniques in molecular biology;
    * an understanding of how these techniques are used to study gene and protein functions in cells and organisms;
    * an appreciation of how these techniques may be applied both in biotechnology and in advanced research;
    * an appreciation of the information resources available to assess the usefulness of a particular technique; and
    * acquired the knowledge to enable them to critically appraise new data arising from the use of these techniques and to interpret the implications of such data.
  • Academic Title
    Master of Science (Biotechnology)
  • Course description
    Course structure (all subjects are 12.5 points, total points: 200)

    Discipline Core
    (62.5 points)

    Students must take:
    o 600-608 Genomics and Bioinformatics (this subject will not be available until semester 1, 2010)
    o 600-650 Metabolomics and Proteomics
    o 600-606 Advanced Molecular Biology Techniques
    o 600-651 Microscopy for Biological Sciences
    o From Lab to Life (this subject will not be available until semester 1, 2010)

    Discipline Elective
    (37.5 points)

    Students must take 3 of the following subjects:
    o 600-607 Bioprocess Engineering
    o 600-609 Genetically Modified Organisms
    o 600-652 Tissue Engineering and Stem Cells
    o Drug Discovery and Development (this subject will not be available until semester 2, 2010)

    Project Module
    (12.5 points)

    o 600-611 Industry Project (this subject will not be available until semester 2, 2010)

    Professional Tools Module
    (87.5 points)

    Professional Tools Core
    (75 points):

    2 Business Tools Units

    o 600-614 Business Tools: Money, People and Projects
    o Business Tools: The Market Environment (this subject will not be available until semester 1, 2010)

    2 Science Tools Units

    o 600-615 Thinking and Reasoning with Data
    o 600-618 Ethics and Responsibility in Science

    2 Communication Tools Units

    o 600-619 Science and Communication
    o 600-616 Science in Context

    Professional Tools Elective (12.5 points)

    Students must take 1 of the following Science Tools subjects:

    o eScience (this subject will not be available until semester 2, 2010)
    o 600-617 Systems Modelling and Simulation
    o Critical Analysis in Science (this subject will not be available until semester 2, 2010)

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