Biopharmaceutical Science


A comprehensive overview of the development and clinical applications of protein, nucleic acid and cell-based therapeutics in the biopharmaceutical sector.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Evaluate protein and nucleic acid structure and recognise how structure dictates function and therapeutic effect.

  2. Demonstrate key techniques fundamental to recombinant DNA technology and their application in the development and production of protein-based therapeutics.

  3. Critically appraise the clinical applications of nucleic acid and whole-cell based therapeutics.

  4. Evaluate and assess protein-based therapeutics, their development, production and mode of action.

  5. Lead research on the activities of key players in the biopharmaceutical industry - with focus on the company, products and targeted diseases.

  6. Design and perform experiments based on advanced molecular techniques. Present and interpret scientific results. 

% Coursework 60%
% Final Exam 40%