School Of Natural Sciences

Food and Pharmaceutical BiotechnologyWestern Sydney University Unit Code: MI305A.1


Student Contribution Band: NP

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

Assumed Knowledge
A sound knowledge of Microbiology, Biochemistry and basic Biotechnology.

About this Unit
This unit has been replaced with 300648 Food and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology in Spring 2009. This unit deals with the principles and applications of biotechnology and highlights its latest developments in these areas. The following topics relating to foods and pharmaceuticals will be studied: biotechnology opportunities; fermentations and downstream processing; enzymes; bioactive compounds; antibiotics; vaccines; plant cell culture and its applications; role of genetic engineering; genetically modified foods; legal and ethical issues.

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