Couurse Code: BIOT-405 Credit Hour: 03(3+0)
Introduction to health biotechnology; social acceptance of medical biotechnology; molecular basis of disease; molecular and genetic markers; detection of mutations and infectious agents; active and passive immunization; vaccines (live, killed, recombinant DNA vaccines, subunit vaccines, DNA vaccines, edible vaccines); organ transplantation; applications of transgenic animals (animal models of diseases, farming and enhancement of farm animals); drug delivery systems; blood transfusion and grafting techniques; pharmacogenetics; gene therapy; biopharmaceuticals from plants; stem cell technology.
1. Pongracz, J. and Keen, M. 2009. Medical Biotechnology.1st Edition.Elsevier Health Sciences.
2.. Khan, F. A. 2014. Biotechnology in Medical Sciences. Taylor and Francis.
To acquaint students with biotechnology in
1.healthcare including diagnostic tools,
2. immunization and therapeutics
Sessional: 20% ( Attendance, presentation, Quizz)
Mid term: 30%
Final term : 50%