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Introduction to Biotechnology

Get up close to understand the biological world on a molecular level. Grasp the fundamentals of genetics, immunology and scientific ethics. Put your biotechnology study to use in a lab, or a field career in production or testing.

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Graduate Certificate in Biotechnology

Upskill in key biotechnology research areas

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6 months full time or part time equivalent

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