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BIOT2207 – Nanobiotechnology and Nanobiomedicine pdf

Credits: 3 (2/1/0)
Description: This second-year course is intended to expose students to the applications of nanotechnology in the biotechnology and biomedical areas of industry, research and development. The course emphasizes technologies utilized in the fabrication and production of nanomaterials, their applications in biotechnology and biomedicine, future trends, and the societal, ethical and environmental implications of these technologies.
Prerequisites: BIOL1111 AND BIOL1115
Corequisites: (None)
Competencies:
  1. Examine the structures and functions of various biomolecules.
  2. Explain the molecular mechanisms of disease development.
  3. Summarize the components of nano-drugs.
  4. Explore targeted drug delivery methodologies and therapeutics.
  5. Investigate the utility of nano-prosthetics and implants.
  6. Summarize high-throughput screening mechanisms.
  7. Explain the nanotechnologies involved in molecular diagnostics.
  8. Identify technologies used to fabricate and characterize specific nanomaterials.
  9. Review the applications of various nanotechnologies (nanoparticles, nanostructures and nanoconduits) in biotechnology and medicine.
  10. Discuss agricultural-related nanomaterials and their influence on food systems.
  11. Explore future trendsin nanobiotechnology and nanomedicine.
  12. Examine the social, ethical and environmental implications of nanobiotechnology.
MnTC goal areas: (N/A)

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