HMM101 - Introduction to Medical Biotechnology

Year: 2019 unit information
Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:

Sarah Shigdar





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

1 x 2 hour class per week and 1 x 2 hour (equivalent) cloud (online) class per week


This unit provides an introduction to the field of medical biotechnology. It will cover the history and philosophy of medical biotechnology, its influence on daily life, and introduce key issues in the field, including ethics, patenting and commercialisation. The unit will develop an understanding of the diverse disciplines comprising medical biotechnology and their skill requirements, and provide an overview of the careers available and key information sources in biotechnology and medicine.


Assessment task 1: Written assignment (700 words) 15%

Assessment task 2: Written assignment (1000 words) 25%

Assessment task 3: Weekly multiple choice questions 10%

Assessment task 4: Written examination (2 hours) 50%

Prescribed texts

Glick, B. R., Delovitch, T. L., & Patten, C. L. (2013). Medical Biotechnology. [electronic resource]. Washington : ASM Press, 2013

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