Planit


Medical Biotechnology

Edinburgh Napier University

Venues

Sighthill Campus

Content

This course provides detailed knowledge of key concepts in cell technology, bioprocessing and molecular analysis and how these approaches are applied in areas of specific relevance to medical and pharmaceutical applications such as drug design and discovery, immunology and microbial infection.

You’ll explore and critically evaluate the technologies driving discovery and modification of natural compounds for use in medicine; the relationship between progress in our understanding of disease and the development of diagnostics and treatments; as well as the application of theoretical concepts to the use of biological systems for production of drugs.

Subjects include:

Cell Technology; Business and Bioethics; Research Skills; Biotechnology and Drug Discovery; Molecular Pathogenesis of Microbial Infection; Research Project

One optional module from:

Advanced Immunology; Current Practice in Drug Development; Molecular Pharmacology and Toxicology.

Entry Requirements

A 2:2 Honours degree or above in bio-molecular sciences, such as biotechnology, molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry and biomedical sciences.

A degree equivalent or lesser qualifications may be considered if you have sufficient relevant work experience gained in biotechnology related industries and research laboratories.

Start Date

January

Qualification

Postgraduate Master's

Award

MSc

Study Method

Part time (day)

Course Length

2 - 4 years

Department

Biosciences

SCQF Level

11

Career Sectors

Biology

Chemistry and Materials Science

Food Science and Technology

Mathematics and Statistics

Physics

Science General