BTEC 5 Briefings in Biotechnology (1)
Credit, Degree Applicable
Underlying principles of molecular biology and the laboratory procedures involved in the biotechnology industry. Examples of new products, processes, and prospects for the future in medicine, environmental restoration, forensics, and agriculture. Implications for society and governmental regulations. Features lectures by scientists currently working in the biotechnology industry.
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Outcome 1: Demonstrate an introductory knowledge of principles of genetics, enzyme function, chemical processes, and laboratory techniques used in the biotechnology industry.
- Outcome 2: Examine biological concepts and use terminology related to the biotechnology industry.
- Outcome 3: Identify and evaluate ethical issues associated with advances in biotechnology discovery.
- Outcome 4: Apply and assess knowledge of the biotechnology industry in making educational, political, and career choices.