Bachelor in Biotechnology – Drug discovery


PROGRAM OVERVIEW
 

 

        
        Contents:

1. PROGRAM MISSION

2. PROGRAM CURRICULUM

3. PROGRAM OUTCOMES

4. CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

5. CONTACT INFORMATION
 

 









 

 

1. PROGRAM MISSION [Back]

Continuing to flourish nationwide, the Pharmaceutical, Medical, and Agronomical Biotechnology industry keep growing firmly. Career possibilities are endless in the rapidly-expanding discipline of Biotechnology, Medicine, Agriculture, and Pharmacology.
To keep up with these increasing opportunities, the University of Science and Technology of Hanoi (USTH) had been designed with the modern and advanced Bachelor Curricula in Biotechnology – Drug discovery with more than 30 majored courses in 2 specialized educated years.
Our program aims at controlling a set of concepts, principles, and methods of science related to Pharmaceutical, Medical and Agronomical Biotechnology. The designed program enables students to acquire the best knowledge, skills in all fields of pharmaceutical, medical and agronomical Biotechnology supporting your employed competition in a market highly exigent.
  
2. PROGRAM CURRICULUM [Back]

The curriculum equips a solid foundation in chemistry, biology, biotechnology, informatics and communication. The program also builds a core of knowledge on biological sciences (Integrated physiology, Fundamental and advanced microbiology, Stem cell biology, Molecular biology etc.) as well as provides all basic laboratory working skills. The other  advanced courses aim to master techniques and knowledge in engineered and applied biotechnology. To complete and open their background in biotechnological science, students will complete a “group project”, realize a 3 months internship, and will participate in elective courses.

Year

   

Name of Course

ECTS

B2

Semester 1

Core courses

Organic Chemistry

3

Biochemistry II

4

Bioanalytical Chemistry 

3

Integrated Physiology part II (Plant)

3

Principles of Immunology

4

Introduction to Enzymology

4

Molecular Biology

4

 

French 2.1

4

 

Project Management

1

 

Phylosophy I

0

Semester 2

Core courses

Applied Microbiology

3

Integrated Physiology part I (Animal)

3

Introduction to Plant Cell Biotechnology

3

Introduction to Animal Cell Biotechnology

3

Drug development and medicinal chemistry

4

Optional courses (choose 2 in 5 courses)

Developmental Biology

3

Frontiers in Marine Biology

3

Plant Genetics and Breedings

3

Basics on Phytomedicine and Natural Product Drugs

3

Virology

3

  French 2.2

4

  Law on Intellectual Property rights

1

Total of ECTS:

60

B3

Semester 1

 

Group Project

3

 

Basic Pharmacology

4

Core courses

Basic Pharmaceutics

3

Bioinformatics

3

Introduction to Stem Cell

3

Introduction to Medical Biotechnology

3

Protein Engineering

3

Advanced Biochemistry

3

 

 

Introduction to Biopharmaceutical Science

2

 

 

French 3.1

4

Semester 2

Core courses

Introduction to Food Biotechnology

3

Plant Metabolic Engineering

3

Optional courses
 (choose 3 in 5 courses)

Fermentation Technology

2

Introduction to Neuron Science

2

Pathogenic Microbiology

2

Functional food

2

Plant Micro - organism

2

 

French 3.2

3

 

Scientific Writing and Communication

2

  Phylosophy II

0

  Internship (10 – 12 weeks)

12

Total of ECTS:

60


3. PROGRAM OUTCOMES [Back]
 
The program outcomes include the ABET outcomes as well as the program-specific outcomes.  These outcomes obtained from each course of our curriculum and are all listed here:
  1. ability to apply knowledge in mathematics, science, and engineering;
  2. ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data in environmental sciences;
  3. ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs;
  4. ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams;
  5. ability to identify, formulate, and solve research and engineering problems;
  6. understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities;
  7. ability to communicate effectively in professional and social environments;
  8. understanding the impact of research and engineering solutions in a global and societal context;
  9. recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning (e.g. commitment to critical inquiry, development of study and information-processing skills, a willingness to experiment with new ideas and practices);
  10. knowledge of environmental contemporary issues such as climate change, pollution of water, soil, air;
  11. ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern research and engineering tools necessary for research and engineering practice.
The levels of learning linked to the outcomes are based on the following:
  • Level 1: Remember, awareness
  • Level 2: Understand
  • Level 3: Apply
  • Level 4: Design, analyze, create, evaluate
 
4. CAREER OPPORTUNITIES  [Back]

4.1 Higher studies and research careers
This Bachelor’s degree will entitle you to enroll the “Master in Pharmaceutical, Medical and Agronomical Biotechnology” at USTH or any of the master’s degree courses offered in biotechnological sciences. The Master's program will provide students with in-depth knowledge of the specialized subjects. This will lead you to various higher studies and research careers in related fields such as food biotech, stem cell research and application, microbiological research and application, animal/plant cell biotechnology and application, medical research, drug discovery, and development, etc. In addition, we offer many opportunities for internships or higher studies in more than 60 universities and research institutions in France. Graduates will have a great chance to become advisors, lecturers, or researchers at any university or academic institution.
 
4.2 Business and industrial careers
The career potential for graduates is promising. Graduates would be ideal candidates for jobs in most organizations where a major emphasis is in biotechnological, pharmaceutical, and agronomical aspects that will be more and more critical. With a strong scientific background associated with practical classes and applied techniques in biotechnological sciences, USTH students will be able to take up entry-level job positions in the biotechnological, pharmaceutical business, NGOs, and industries.
 

5. CONTACT INFORMATION [Back]

- About the training program: 
  Department of Life Sciences (LS)
  Tel: (+84-24) 3212 1576         
  Email: ls_dept@usth.edu.vn
  Add: Room 307, 3rd floor, A21 building, University of Science and Technology of Hanoi 


- About Admission: 
  Department of Academic Affairs (DAA)
  Tel: ( + 84-24) 7772 7748 
  Email: admission@usth.edu.vn 
  Add: Room 102, 1st floor, A21 building, University of Science and Technology of Hanoi