Feb 26, 2021  
2019-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BIO 3352 - Biotechnology Regulations, Law and Ethics

Credits: 3 hrs
This course will provide an overview of the related rules by the Food and Drug Administration, the Department of Agriculture, and the Environmental Protection Agency, all of which are related in part to safe practices in connection with the use or manufacture of biological, industrial, or pharmaceutical products. Intellectual Property rights will be taught in reference to novel methods and mechanical means. Additionally, this course will discuss ethical considerations associated with the actual employment of biological modifications in categories where society may or may not be willing to accept, commencing with steps taken by scientists to get away from animal based insulin to biotechnology created insulin from human organisms in the early 1970s by recombinant DNA. In this regard, students will be taught the concept of acceptable levels of risk, and how it can play a role in such decisions.
Pre-requisite(s): BIO 2301 and BIO 1315 with a grade of “C-” or better.