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The Master of Biotechnology (Biomedical Science) is an innovative two-year postgraduate program of 48 units.
The curriculum is based on the clear convergence and rapid development of technology platforms in biotechnology, and the maturing of the sector to span discovery, research and development activities.
The program has an experimental focus and exposes students to individual technology platforms as well as developing competitive laboratory and research skills. Students will also be exposed to the many interlinked issues in contemporary biotechnology research; translation and development including compliance and regulatory issues; high throughput screening; project management, team skill development and exploitation.
Specialist biotechnology course content will focus on biomedical research and applications.
Biotechnology is one of the fastest growing global industries, helping to develop better methods of diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of diseases. There are very strong career opportunities for graduates, particularly those who possess strong laboratory skills combined with an understanding of research and product development.
Medical Scientist, Biomedical Scientist, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, Plant Biotechnologist, Diagnostic Technician, Research Associates, Research Scientist, Epidemiologist, Scientific Officer, Food Scientist, Food Technologist
The Masters is a 48-unit program of advanced coursework, including core courses, a range of electives and a requirement to complete an 18-unit research project.
For individual courses, assessment includes exams, written and oral assignments and investigative projects (both individual and group). The research project is assessed by literature review, research proposal, seminar, viva and a thesis.
BIOTECH 7000 Advanced Research Platforms
EDUC 7055 Research Communication
TECHCOMM 5016 Entrepreneurship and Innovation
BIOTECH 7003 Advanced Research Techniques
EDUC 7054 Research Design
At least three courses chosen from:
BIOTECH 7001 Drug Discovery and Development
BIOTECH 7006 Biomarkers, Detection and Diagnostics
BIOTECH 7004 Molecular Microbiology and Vaccines
BIOTECH 7005 Bioinformatics and Systems Modelling
BIOTECH 7002 Stem Cells and Advanced Tissue Culture
No more than two courses chosen from:
EDUC 7058 Research Processes
TECHCOMM 5021 Applied Project ManagementI
EDUC 7058 Research Processes
TECHCOMM 5006 Technology Management and Transfer
TECHCOMM 5007 Legal Issues of the Commercialization Process
TECHCOMM 5011 Creating Wealth Through Internationalisation
TECHCOMM 5004 Managing Risk
Students must complete a research project of not longer than 15,000 words:
BIOTECH 7010A Independent Research Project, Part 1
BIOTECH 7010B Independent Research Project, Part 2
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