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Master of Science, Applied (M.Sc.A.); Biotechnology (Non-Thesis) (45 credits)

Offered by: Parasitology     Degree: Master of Science Applied

Program Requirements

Research Project (16 credits)

  • BTEC 622 Biotechnology Research Project 1 (2 credits)

    Offered by: Parasitology (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Biotechnology : Research project proposal and literature review.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Elias Georges (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: BTEC 620.
    • Restriction: M.Sc.(Applied) in Biotechnology students and is a prerequisite to BTEC 623, BTEC 624 and BTEC 625.
  • BTEC 623 Biotechnology Research Project 2 (6 credits)

    Offered by: Parasitology (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Biotechnology : Intensive research project, lasting a minimum of 16 weeks in conjunction with course Biotechnology Research Project 3, conducted in a university hospital or industry laboratory involved in biotechnology research or development.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Elias Georges (Fall) Elias Georges (Summer)

    • Corequisite: BTEC 622
    • Restriction: M.Sc.(Applied) Biotechnology students
  • BTEC 624 Biotechnology Research Project 3 (6 credits)

    Offered by: Parasitology (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Biotechnology : Intensive research project, lasting a minimum of 16 weeks in conjunction with Biotechnology Research Project 2, conducted in a university hospital or industry laboratory involved in biotechnology research or development.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Elias Georges (Fall) Elias Georges (Summer)

    • Prerequisite: BTEC 622.
    • Corequisite: BTEC 623.
    • Restriction: M.Sc.(Applied) Biotechnology students.
  • BTEC 625 Biotechnology Research Project 4 (2 credits)

    Offered by: Parasitology (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Biotechnology : Student will prepare a report on the research experience and give a presentation.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Elias Georges (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: BTEC 622.
    • Corequisites: BTEC 623, BTEC 624.
    • Restriction: M.Sc.(Applied) Biotechnology students.

Required Courses (17 credits)

  • BIOT 505 Selected Topics in Biotechnology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Biotechnology : Current methods and recent advances in biological, medical, agricultural and engineering aspects of biotechnology will be described and discussed. An extensive reading list will complement the lecture material.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Jacalyn Vogel (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Restriction: U3 students
  • BTEC 501 Bioinformatics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Parasitology (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Biotechnology : This course introduces the application of computer software for analysis of biological sequence information. An emphasis is placed on the biological theory behind analytical techniques, the algorithms used and methods of developing a statistical framework for various types of analysis.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Robin N Beech (Fall)

    • 3 lectures per week
    • Prerequisites: LSCI 202 or LSCI 204 and ANSC 326. Permission of instructor.
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken BINF 301.
  • BTEC 619 Biotechnology Laboratory 2 (4 credits)

    Offered by: Parasitology (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Biotechnology : A laboratory-based course in a variety of topics including: proteomics, protein expression and purification, conventional and HPLC chromatography, protein-protein interactions, ELISA, and Western blot analysis and hybridoma techniques.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Armando Jardim (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: BTEC 620 or permission of the instructor.
  • BTEC 620 Biotechnology Laboratory 1 (4 credits)

    Offered by: Parasitology (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Biotechnology : Practical training in contemporary methods of molecular and cellular biology. Intended for students with background in molecular biology, biochemistry, or a related area, who are already familiar with theoretical principles of recombinant DNA technologies. Topics include: polymerase chain reaction (PCR), methods for gene cloning and mutagenesis, eukaryotic and prokaryotic gene expression systems, protein purification and methods of eukaryotic cell culture.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: A Paula Ribeiro (Fall)

    • one 8-hour lab per week
  • BTEC 621 Biotechnology Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Parasitology (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Biotechnology : Topics relevant to the management of research in industry are presented by experts working in industry. This course highlights the differences existing between research done in an academic environment and research done within industry.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Elias Georges (Fall)

    • one 3-hour lecture per week

Complementary Courses (12 credits)

3 credits in Ethics at the 500 level or higher, selected in consultation with the academic adviser.

9 credits at the 500 level or higher, selected within the Faculties of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Medicine, Science, or Management in consultation with the academic adviser of the program in line with the interests of the student.

Faculty of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences—2012-2013 (last updated Dec. 20, 2012) (disclaimer)