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Advanced Biotechnology
The Advanced Biotechnology course includes the application of biotechnology. The course begins with basic lab techniques and then goes on to provide an overview of the procedures necessary to work in the fields of agricultural biotechnology, industrial biotechnology, and pharmaceutical biotechnology. Students should leave with the ability to obtain advanced-level in the field as well as being prepared to further their career or work toward completing PhD.
Fall 2014
Advanced Microbial Biotechnology
 This course covers how microbes are used to manufacture components of food and consumer products, biologics and biomaterials using recombinant DNA and is organised following the steps in discovery and development of biologics. 
An introduction to microbial growth kinetics is included as well as discussions on generating products from genetically modified microorganisms (GMOs).  A major portion of this class will also present schemes for choosing microbial hosts & vector expression systems for the production of heterologous peptides, proteins, or post translational-modified proteins and how this affects overall process strategy.
The practical aspect of this course is designed for the bioremediation application.

Winter / 2015
Biotechnolgy- B.Sc
Biotechnology as it applies to medicine, environment, agriculture and medical covers the applications of biotechnology to the diagnosis, environmental, agriculture, vaccine development. It introduces the student to the world of biotechnology, from the historical perspective into the applications of biotechnology in all aspects of life.
Fall & Winter 2015
This course will provide a comparative overview of virus life cycles and strategies viruses use to infect and replicate in hosts.
It will discuss virus structure, classification and the molecular basis of viral reproduction, evolution, assembly, and virus-host interactions.
Summer and Fall 2015
Special Topics- Nanoscience
Special Topics course, targeted at graduate students in biology with interest in the evolving interdisciplinary field of Nanoscale Science and Technology Nanotechnology.
 Nanotechnology is an interdisciplinary field, building on latest progress especially in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Medicine and Engineering. It is focused on the basic understanding of the physical phenomena on the nanometre scale and the applications of nanoparticles in various fields.
Winter/ 2015
Biology 101 for Medical Students
Biology 101 is a general biology course designed for first year medical students. Students will explore the fundamental characteristics of living matter at the molecular level as well as the processes contributing to the diversity of species.  Special emphasis is placed on general biological principles related to systems/organs and cellular components. Students will be introduced to and learn how to use the scientific method. 
Fall-2014 & Fall 2015
Pharmaceutical Microbiology 1
This course focuses on the fundamentals of microbiology. Lectures are focused on the structure of prokaryotic and eukaryotic microorganisms, host-microbe interactions, immunity and human infectious diseases.
Summer & Fall & Spring 2015, 2016
Pharmaceutical Microbiology 2
This course focuses on the fundamentals of antimicrobial, how they work in preventing disease progression, drug design, emerging diseases, microbial resistance
Fall 2015, Spring 2016
Clinical Biochemistry
The course offers an understanding and applied knowledge opportunity in the theory and practice of clinical biochemistry. In addition, to a critical understanding of how biochemical investigations are employed to develop a clinical diagnosis.
Fall 2015
Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
Pharamaceutical applicaitons of biotechnology
Spring 2016
Research Methodology
Research foundations, basic research vs clinical, reading and criticising a scientific paper, presentation to a general audience, and scientific writing

Biological Drugs
There are many controversial issues in drug development so the focus is on understanding the types and scientific mechanisms involved in the discovery of new molecular entities. In addition, the course will explore the role of biotechnology as a tool for drug developments.
Spring 2016
Evidence Based Practice
The emphasis for this course is on the elements of evidence based practice. Focus is placed on the Pharmaceutical sciences of identifying clinical questions, searching and appraising the evidence for potential solutions/innovations, planning and implementing practice changes, evaluating the outcomes and identifying additional gaps in nursing knowledge.
Summer 2015/2016
This course is a three-credit course in which we will examine the chemical and physical processes that occur within living organisms.  The course focuses on the study of the molecular composition of living cells, the organization of biological molecules within the cell, and the structure and function of these biological molecules. The biological macromolecules which this course focuses on are proteins, polysaccharides, and polynucleic acids (DNA and RNA), including the monomeric units of these macromolecules
This course covers key immunologic concepts related to pharmacy students: how the components of the immune system are generated, organized, and function; the mechanisms that lead to beneficial immune responses, immune disorders, and immunodeficiencies; methods to identify immune reactions; and ways to manipulate the immune system and its components to benefit the patient. These concepts and related case studies are presented through lectures and case-based discussion sessions, in which students interact with the material by answering audience-response questions. Students also interact with other students and with the instructors through an online discussion board, which is monitored daily on weekdays by the course director. Furthermore, personal student-student interactions, and joint participation in discussion sessions using e learning system, are encouraged whenever possible