BIO06033 2019 INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL BIOTECHNOLOGY

General Details

Full Title
INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL BIOTECHNOLOGY
Transcript Title
INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL BIOTEC
Code
BIO06033
Attendance
50 %
Subject Area
BIO - Bio Tech/Eng/Chem
Department
LIFE - Life Sciences
Level
06 - NFQ Level 6
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
James Murphy
Programme Membership
SG_SBIOM_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science SG_SMEDI_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Science in Medical Biotechnology SG_SSCIE_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Science SG_SSCIE_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Science SG_SSCIE_C06 201900 Higher Certificate in Science in Science
Description

In this module the student will develop an overview of the broad field of Medical Biotechnology and will explore many of the various areas that contribute to this discipline. The module will include a brief history of Medical Biotechnology, including some key breakthrough moments in history. Furthermore the module will cover current key technological areas of scientific, economic and social interest and as well as targeted technologies of the future.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

Understand the fundamentals of how breakthroughs and advances in Medical Biotechnology happen

2.

Understand the history and development of the Biotechnology industry.

3.

Identify the methodology of product/process development in Medical Biotechnology and how novel intervention points are identified and exploited.

4.

Identify safety, ethical, regulatory, and proprietary issues of the application of biotechnology to industry.

5.

Describe the common applications of biotechnology in medicine and diagnostics

6.

Develop an understanding of the medical device industry and the development of some key technologies in this field

7.

Understand the life span of a typical medical biotechnology product from development through testing to manufacture and eventual discontinuation

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Students will be introduced to the many diverse subject areas of Medical Biotechnology and will learn and understand their impact on medicine, diagnostics and the biomedical manufacturing industry

Module Assessment Strategies

The module will be assessed entirely by continuous assessment. This will comprise two Multiple Choice Exams and two written assignments staggered throughout the semester

Repeat Assessments

Students will be asked to re-submit any assignment or re-sit and MCQ that they did not pass, where there overall grade is a fail

Module Dependencies

Prerequisites
None
Co-requisites
None
Incompatibles
None

Indicative Syllabus

The history and development of the Medical Biotechnology industry.

Transcription and Translation and its manipulation for therapeutic and diagnostic gain 

Modern DNA technology and genetic engineering

Overview of techniques used to grow and maintain cells for the biotechnology industry

An overview of the immune system and Immunodiagnostics

Regulatory bodies, safety, ethics, and intellectual property in the biotechnology industry.

Applications of biotechnology in medicine

Introduction to the most commonly produced biopharmaceutical products and their methods of production.

Understanding of the basic principles of biomaterials and biosensors

Introduction to medical devices

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Case Study Written Assignment Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 25 % Week 3 1,2
2 Multiple Choice Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 25 % Week 6 2,3,5
3 Assignment Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 25 % Week 9 3,5,6,7
4 Multiple Choice Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 25 % Week 12 2,3,4,5,6,7

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Not Specified Lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning Library Self Study 5 Weekly 5.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Required Reading
2005 Medical Biotechnology United Nations University Press
ISBN 9280811142 ISBN-13 9789280811148

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Ellyn Daugherty 2007, Biotechnology, Science for the New Millenium, EMC Paradigm Publishers.

Journal Resources

N/A

URL Resources

N/A

Other Resources

The following current Journals (currently available in Library)

New Scientist

Scientific American

Irish Scientists Yearbook

Irish Biotechnology news

Additional Information

None