Animal Cell Biotechnology

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Animal Cell Biotechnology

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Biology, Zoology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview


    To provide the student with an overview of modern research and industrial applications of animal cell biology To provide an appreciation of the applications of animal cell culture and related technologies and their applications in industry, research and medicine.

    Learning Outcomes

    1. Evaluate the techniques underlying Animal Cell Biotechnology
    2. Discuss the application of animal cell biotechnology in commercial production of vaccines, monoclonal antibodies, and other biopharmaceuticals
    3. Evaluate methods used to genetically manipulate animal cells.
    4. Discuss the biological role and potential medical applications of stem cells.
    5. Discuss some of the ethical issues associated with human cell biotechnology and its applications
    6. Evaluate how animal cell biotechnology research methods (including gene expression profiling and proteomic profiling) can be applied to understanding disease.
    7. Evaluate the different levels at which gene expression can be regulated in animal cells.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.