Master of Biotechnology
The Master of Biotechnology (Biomedical Science) is a new and innovative 2 year postgraduate program that will commence in 2012.
The Universiy of Adelaide has a world class reputation for teaching and research excellence in this field, and the Master of Biotechnology will harness this expertise.
This program will be hosted by the School of Molecular & Biomedical Science on the North Terrace Campus, located in Adelaide's city centre.The School has a strong reputation as a leader in teaching and research in biomedical science.
Why study for a Master of Biotechnology (Biomedical Science)?
Biotechnology is one of the fastest growing global industries. The main biotechnology opportunity is in biomedical applications, helping to develop better methods of diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of diseases.
A maturing of the traditional biotechnology industry has occurred over recent years. Contemporary biomedical biotechnology has transformed and disciplines have converged to address unmet medical needs. For example, small molecule and "classical" biopharmaceutical approaches are now being adopted by biotechnology players as intracellular targets and biomarkers gain in prominence.
Maturing of the biotechnology industry has therefore resulted in a shift and expansion of skills required for translation of opportunities into products. The Master of Biotechnology (Biomedical Science) program has been structured to address these critical skills.
The high cost and questionable efficacy of many new targeted therapies is now closely associated with personalised medical approaches with drugs prescribed on the basis of patient genotype. As a consequence there is a major focus on identification of new biomarkers, patient stratification and bioinformatics.
The Master of Biotechnology (Biomedical Science) program includes detection, analysis and bioinformatics as a core component of training.
Domestic and International students are eligible.
Domestic & International students must apply through SATAC, please visit the following SATAC link
There are very strong career opportunities for graduates, particularly those who possess strong laboratory skills combined with an understanding of research and product development.
Graduates may choose from a range of occupations including:
- Pharmaceutical Industry
- Professional Knowledge
- Project management
- Intellectual property
- Confidentiality/Knowledge and understanding of the content, technologies and practices of biomedical biotechnology at an internationally recognised postgraduate level;
- An ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise biomedical, business, industry and social information from a wide variety of sources in a planned, structured and timely manner;
- High order international skills in science communication, interpersonal understanding, teamwork and cross-cultural communication;
- Understanding how discovery and translation of biomedical can result in beneficial outcomes;
- Proficiency in the appropriate selection and use of contemporary biomedical technologies;
- Commitment to continuous improvement, learning, multi-disciplinary approaches and the capacity to promulgate intellectual curiosity;
- Commitment to the highest standards of professional endeavour and the ability to take a leadership role in the global biotechnology community; and
- Awareness of the ethical, social and cultural issues and their importance in the exercise of professional skills and responsibilities and biotechnologies in particular.