This program of bioethics explores the moral and ethical issues emerging from the advances, policy, and practice in biology and medicine. Bioethics is concerned with the ethical questions that arise in the relationships among life sciences, biotechnology, medicine, and medical ethics, politics, law, theology, and philosophy. Some examples of issues studied by bioethics are organ donation and transplantation, genetic research, sexuality and gender, death and dying ethical treatment of animals, and environmental concerns. Bioethics involves studying and achieving an equilibrium between benefits, harm, and duties in biology and medicine.
We also offer this program as a Bachelor's or Ph.D.
Biotechnology Online via distance learning
This module is applicable to Specialist, Expert, Bachelor's, Master's & Ph.D. (Doctor) Degree Programs. This academic program is designed at the postgraduate level (Master’s or Doctoral). This module may also be adapted to complete the course requirements of Specialist, Expert Diploma, or Bachelor’s Degree. A further option is an enrollment into each of the courses listed within this specialization module. This module may be combined or completed with other modules from this faculty. For example: Biochemistry - Bioethics - Bioinformatics - Biology & Life Science - Botany & Plant Science - Genetics - Human Biology - Marine Biology - Marine Science - Microbiology & Immunology - Molecular Cell Biology - Toxicology - Zoology.
Method of instruction: Distance Learning Higher Education
This distance learning education program is completed by a traditional correspondence instruction method. Once you sign up for the course, Bircham International University will send you (to your mailing address) the suggested textbooks. After reading the book, you will be asked to write a 20 to 35 pages report that reflects your understanding of the book. This report is equivalent to the exam and can be submitted by email or mail. Bircham International University will evaluate your written work. If passed, BIU will issue the corresponding diploma. For more instructions about BIU pedagogy, tutoring, and evaluation, please read our distance learning education study guide.
Students enrolling in this distance education program should be aware that:
Location: Bircham International University needs a functional geographical location to ship the book and materials for successful completion of this program of study.
Communication: Email, courier, phone are key communication instruments with Bircham University that play an important role in the progress and support of this program of study.
Capacity: Any impediment, physical or psychological, to read a book and write a report must be communicated to Bircham International University prior to enrollment into this distance learning program.
Technology: No specific technology is required to complete this distance education program.
Language: Book reading and report writing in another language other than English must be requested (and approved by BIU) prior to enrollment in any distance learning program.
Discrimination: There is no discrimination with respect to race, color, gender, beliefs, or religion.
Age: Check the admission requirements for each distance education degree program.
Duration - Biotechnology Online via distance learning
For a program of 21 credits, the estimated time for completion is 21 weeks. For 45 credits, the estimated time for completion will be 45 weeks, and so on. Calculations are approximate. The length of each distance learning degree program is calculated based on an average of 15 hours of learning per week. It also depends on the number of validated credits from previous knowledge and the level of commitment to the studies.
Master's Degree - Biotechnology Online
Tuition Fee: Min. 4.680 Euros (6.120 US$) | Max. 7.020 Euros (9.180 US$).
Master's Degree Online: 36 - 54 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: Biotechnology via distance learning = 39 Academic credits + Additional courses may be selected from other modules in the Faculty of Engineering & Technology from Bircham International University if required. This selection must be approved by the Distance Learning University Education Board. For example Genetics. + 13 Academic credits (Research methodology and final project or thesis
Courses list (each subject accounts for 3 academic credits):
1 BIU Earned Credit = 1 USA Semester Credit (15 hours of learning) = 2 ECTS Credits (30 hours of study).
You may study any subject as an independent online continuing education course.
This course examines the fundamental principles of food preservation namely, freezing and thawing, thermal processing and canning, fermentation, and dehydration. It investigates the major causes of food microbial and chemical degradation and how to preserve its nutritional value. It also highlights topics on food safety and consumer appeal.
Academic Supervisor: Boris WydoffFood Processing
This course discusses the methods used to preserve food namely cooling, freezing, heating, dehydration, concentration, irradiation, fermentation, and chemicals. It highlights new trends in food preservation and explains the molecular structure of major food components and how they are altered by processing and preservation.
Academic Supervisor: Jorge Poveda AriasBioprocessing of Byproducts
This course presents the principles of chemistry, microbiology, and engineering applicable to the design of systems for the treatment and utilization of livestock manures and other agricultural byproducts. It explains the bioenergetics of microbial processes, composting agricultural and animal wastes, odor measurement, and toxic control.
Academic Supervisor: Jorge Poveda AriasCell Bioenergetics
This course discusses biochemical thermodynamics, kinetics, and bioenergetics. It considers topics such as cell metabolism, photosynthesis, lipids, and membranes. It also reviews the relevant bioenergetic principles of photosynthesis, bioluminescence, photoinactivation, and mutation.
Academic Supervisor: Girish Kumar SrivastavaMolecular Genetics
This course studies the nature, replication, regulation, and mode of action of genetic material. It details classical transmission genetics and modern molecular genetics, including current observations and concepts of the nature, organization, function, and regulation of the expression of genetic material.
Academic Supervisor: Girish Kumar SrivastavaGenetic Improvement
This course deals with the past, present, and future of genetic improvement with emphasis on the genetic principles underlying plant and animal breeding, and on molecular biological principles underlying genetic analysis and engineering. It explores the use of hormones and DNA for genome modification and improvement.
Academic Supervisor: Jorge Poveda AriasBiochemical Engineering
This course analyzes immobilized enzyme technology, microbial biomass production, transport phenomena in microbial systems, biological reactor design, process instrumentation, and control, as well as applications in separation and purification processes.
Academic Supervisor: Jorge Poveda AriasBiosystems Engineering
This course explores the application of engineering sciences to energy and mass balances in agricultural and biological systems. Emphasis is on solving engineering problems in the areas of air and water vapor systems, machine systems, food systems, grain processing, hydrologic systems, electrical systems, and mass and energy transport in cells and microbes.
Academic Supervisor: Jorge Poveda AriasIndustrial Microbiology
This course explores the role of microorganisms in food and other industrial processes and emphasizes bacteria, yeasts, and molds.
Academic Supervisor: Jose W. RodriguezBiotechnology
Biotechnology deals with the deliberate manipulation of biological systems, cells or cell components, for the efficient manufacture or processing of useful products. This course explores how the biological capabilities of living organisms may be used to obtain food, fuel, and medicines.
Academic Supervisor: Girish Kumar SrivastavaGenetic Technology
This course explains how genetics is used as a technological tool to resolve various practical problems in biotechnology, agriculture, the environment, and the diagnosis and treatment of disease.
Academic Supervisor: Arun Kumar LahiryAgricultural Biotechnology
This course reviews the theory, principles, and techniques of molecular biology and its applications in agriculture and animal production. Humans have historically altered plants to meet food needs. It also explores the impacts of biotechnology from different perspectives.
Academic Supervisor: Girish Kumar SrivastavaFood Biotechnology
This course studies the fundamentals of bioprocess engineering, bioseparation, and food biotechnology in addition to fermentation principles, design, and operation. It reviews the sources, types, and control of biological contamination during harvesting, processing, and storage while stressing biotechnology sanitation.
Academic Supervisor: Girish Kumar Srivastava
Admission requirements - Biotechnology
For official admission status at Bircham distance education university; you need to send in a filled out, dated, and signed official Application for Admission. You may download this application form from the website or request it by email or mail. Please send this application and enclosed documents to our address. You may also submit this application and attached documents by email in a PDF Format.
Bircham International University issues an admission certificate after receiving your complete application for admission. This document will show the number of credits transferred and validated from previous education and experience, and the number of credits required to complete the distance learning degree program's major. Bircham University can not perform this evaluation without the complete application for admission.