Explore how we use technology to understand DNA and genetic codes; examine the structure and function of the cell, DNA and proteins, and investigate the development and uses of genetic technology.
Biotechnology is one of the most rapidly advancing fields of Science. This course explores how we use technology to understand DNA and genetic codes. Students will examine the structure and function of the cell, DNA and proteins, the development and uses of genetic technology.
Advances in DNA sequencing have resulted in an explosion of information available to scientists. Students will develop skills to decipher this information and further understand the code for life. On completion of this unit, students will gain a range of experiences in state-of-the-art laboratory techniques and how biotechnology is changing every aspect of our world.
The course is structured around 3 big questions:
Students will be required to complete on average 1 hour of homework per week for the duration of this course.
For successful completion of this unit students will be required to submit the following tasks:
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