A strict definition of biotechnology is difficult but broadly speaking it is the use of living organisms or systems derived from them (e.g. enzymes) for manufacturing of bio-products or other technological applications in health care (medical), crop production and agriculture, non food (industrial) uses of crops and other products, and environmental uses. This course is designed to reflect modern biotechnology, with its coverage of genetic engineering as well as cell and tissue culture technologies. The balance of applications throughout the course is towards health care (medicine) applications for drug production, pharmacogenomics, gene therapy and genetic testing. Our course is not designed for school leavers but for those with sub degrees or even BSc Hons students who did not complete their degree. We need to be able to accredit you for your prior learning to the value of 120 credit points at Level 4 and at least 80 credit points at Level 5.