The Master’s Program in Medical Biotechnology is offered by the Department of Biological Sciences under the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. It is a non-thesis program and the graduates receive the degree of Master of Science (M.S.).
Medical Biotechnology is a branch of biotechnology with applications in different topics such as diagnostic, therapeutics, and drug development. The focus of medical biotechnology is to improve the medical tools to treat, diagnose or prevent diseases.
Medical Biotechnology program offers a well-rounded curriculum. Molecular Biology and Genetics, and Fundamentals of Biotechnology are the compulsory courses of the program. For the successful completion of the program, a term project is also necessary. In addition, students will take 8 different elective courses. Wide range of elective courses provides students to expand their horizons in their specific areas of interest. Such courses include Genome Editing and Gene Therapy; Medical Biotechnology in Diagnostics and Therapeutics; Biomarkers and Drug Development; Applications of Biotechnology in Assisted Reproduction and Vaccines and Immunity.
Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in molecular biology and genetics, or a related natural or molecular sciences field with a CGPA of2.5/4.0 and above are encouraged to apply. Candidates who do not fulfill the required criteria, may be required to take deficiency courses offered as part of EMU’s Molecular Biology and Genetics undergraduate program.
Courses are taught by a diverse group of faculty members, who possess international degrees. Faculty research interests include applications of biotechnology to fields including personalized medicine in common complex diseases such as cancers, and fields such as reproductive biology, including assisted reproduction.
With the increasing importance of Biomedical Sciences and Health Sciences in various fields, graduates of Medical Biotechnology have a wide range of career opportunities. These include, but are not limited to, positions in biotechnology sector, diagnostic and molecular laboratories, as well as pharmaceutical industry.
Department of Biological Sciences
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