COURSE OBJECTIVES:                                                            

To acquaint students with the basic concepts and significance of biotechnology as it stands today.


Biotechnology- definition and history; foundations of biotechnology and interdisciplinary pursuit; branches and/or applications of biotechnology in medicine, agriculture (food, livestock, fisheries, algae, fungi, etc.); protection of biotechnological products; safety in biotechnology; public perception of biotechnology; biotechnology and ethics; biotechnology and the developing world