2020-2022 Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin (with addenda) 
    Jul 04, 2022  
2020-2022 Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin (with addenda) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BTE-GY 6023 Biotechnology and Health Care

3 Credits
The contribution of biotechnology to modern health care stretches far beyond developing therapeutic entities. This course provides an overview of key cutting-edge technologies such as stem-cell research and therapeutic cloning and demonstrates how their applications change “the conventional” for the availability of new treatments, monitoring services and diagnostics. The course also examines the implications of Human Genome Projects for health care and the role of genetics and epigenetic modifications of genes in health and disease. The role of biotechnology in managing several sociologically high-impact diseases in developed and developing countries is highlighted.

Prerequisite(s): Adviser’s approval.
Weekly Lecture Hours: 3 | Weekly Lab Hours: 0 | Weekly Recitation Hours: 0