Lectures, tutorials, laboratories, seminars and supervised reading and directed learning instruction will cover the application of biotechnology to animal health, animal production and veterinary biosciences. The course is organised around modules that consider the methodologies, ethical and technical issues in application of veterinary regenerative technology (gene therapy; stem cell therapy), transgenic technologies, antibody and antigen receptor engineering, molecular diagnostics, and mining molecular bioactives, all discussed in contexts relevant to domestic animals. The course also integrates an introduction to the emerging field of animal biosystems, which covers the application of big data in animal biotechnology.
On-campus lectures 2 hrs/wk, tutorials 1 hr/wk, laboratories 2-3 hrs/wk
Practicals and quizzes (30%), essay and seminar (30%), 2 hr exam (40%)
No set textbook for this unit of study.