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Unit details

SLE705 - Biopharmaceuticals and Medical Devices

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Previously coded as:


Unit chair:

Morley Muralitharan





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

24 hours of classes and industry visits


You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


Biopharmaceuticals: Types of commercial biopharmaceuticals, drug development, cytokines, haemopoietic growth factors, growth factors, hormones of therapeutic interest, blood products and therapeutic enzymes, antibodies, vaccines, adjuvants, nucleic acid therapeutics, protein based New Chemical Entities (NCEs), small molecule based New Chemical Entities (NCEs), combinatorial synthesis and computational chemistry in medicinal chemistry; specific drugs such as antibacterials, opium analgesics, etc.; case, pre-clinical development, formulation, Phase 1 Trails, Phase 2 Trials, Phase 3 Trials, regulatory approval, product labeling, marketing and launch, product monitoring and improvement.

Medical Devices: Introduction to medical devices, types (any article, including software, intended to be used by human beings for the prevention, monitoring or treatment of a disease, injury or physiological process – including the control of conception), regulatory aspects of the various types of medical devices, experimental design, device discovery, device engineering, device electronics, device materials, device pre-clinical development, testing, clinical trials, regulatory approval, product labelling, marketing and launch and product monitoring and improvement.

Nutriceuticals: Functional foods, additives, nutrichemicals (eg. Probiotics, unsaturated fatty acids)


Project reports 40%, examination 60%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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