Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Technology

Course TitleDescription
Engineering MathematicsThis course introduces basic concepts of engineering mathematics.
Industrial SafetyIn pharmaceutical plants, it is important to maintain product quality by managing the personnel, documents, and raw materials. Another critical issue to ensure the safety of operators. Therefore, this course will closely examine these issues.
Analytical ChemistryThis course introduces basic principles of traditional chemical analysis and instruments, covering chemical fundamentals, data interpretation, and modern biomedical analyzing technology. Applications in the field of biotechnology and pharmaceutical technology will also be taight.
PhysiologyThe physiology, orginates from the ancient Greek "phusiologia", meaning "the philosophy of nature." Physiology is a subject that studies the vital functions of creatures to sustain lives. This course covers three major areas: physics, chemistry, and anatomy.
Organic ChemistryThis is a course about organic chemistry, a crucial study in the field of pharmacy.The course defines acid and base, teaches atomic structure and covalent bond formation, and explicates the chemical properties of organic compounds.
ImmunologyThe immune system is the collection of cells, tissues and molecules that function to defend us against infectious microbes. The coordinated reaction of the immune system against infections (and other foreign substances) is known as the immune response. This defense function of the immune system is essential for us to survive in an environment that is teeming with potentially deadly microbes. This course will introduce the importance, basic features and mechanisms of normal immune responses.
ResearchThis course will allow students to apply acquired knowledge at workplace. Throughout the semester, students will acquire basic lab skills, techniques, and learn about experimental designs, etc. This course will help students find their future career.
Cell BiologyThis course aims to introduce the basic structure and components of a cell, a chemical system able to maintain its structure and reproduce, which constitutes all living things. Students will also learn about the functions and structure of cells in terms of biological molecules (mainly proteins and nucleic acids like DNA).
General BiologyThis is a baisc course about life science, covering melocules of life, the structure and functions of cells, physiology of cells, genetics and chromosomes, biotechnology, and impacts to the environement brought from ecology and humans.
General PhysicsThis course aims to introduce basic concepts of physics, covering physics in popular science, modern physics and technology.
MicrobiologyThis course aims to give a general introduction of microbiology, covering the sizes and species of microorganisms (such as bacteria, fungi, viruses). Their structures, culture, growth, metabolism, control, and genetics will also be covered along with various applications.
Microbiology ExperimentThis undergraduate laboratory course is aimed for students to learn and explore a variety of microbiological techniques, skills and concepts. The course covers the use of microscopes, stained smears, identifying bacteria and fungi, preparing culture medium, aseptic techniques, and microbial culture methods.
Intern TrainingThis course will allow students to apply acquired knowledge at workplace. Students taking this course will work as interns in numerous companies. This course will help students find their future career.
EnzymologyThis course aims to discuss concepts and theories of enzymes and their applications. Students will learn about the classification and characteristics of enzymes and learn to produce, separate and purify enzymes. Both theories and practices will be covered.
Instrumental AnalysisThis course introduces the principles and applications of standard biopharmeceutical instruments of modern sicence, covering analytical methods and data as well as introductions to various instruments.
NutritionThis course aims to introduce fundamental concepts of nutrition, covering the digestion, absorption, metabolism, and functions of six major nutrients and diseases caused by the lack of these nutrients.
PharmacologyThis course introduces the concepts of commonly used drugs to prepare students for their further pursue in the biotechnology industry. Students will learn about the proper use of drugs, their properties and mechanisms, the query of instructions and drug licenses, and manufacturing process of drugs.
Instrumental Analysis ExperimentThis course aims to teach students how to use standard biopharmaceutical instruments.
Molecular BiologyMolecular biology refers to the study of organisms at the molecular level. This is an interdisciplinary subject of biology and chemistry, covering areas such as genetics, biochemistry and biophysics.
Biotechnology ExperimentThis course introduces basic principles and lab experiments, covering basic introductions to biotechnology, molecular structures and enzymatic reactions. Students can reinforce acquired knowledge by doing experiments, and understand the principles of various biochemical reactions.
Biology ExperimentThis practical course is designed to enhance students' understadning of previously learned concepts and train them to collect information, analyze data, write academic papers and give formal presentations. Course content includes laboratory safety, the use of microscopes, the structure of cells, diffusion and osmosis, etc. Students will be offered chances to make DNA models, observe miscroorgnisms in fresh water, identify group blood types, and conduct physiological experiements.
Introduction of BiotechnologyThis course teaches students to apply biotechnology to health care, crop production and agriculture, non-food products (eg biofuels), and environmental issues.
Biomaterials“Biomaterials” is a very wide-coverage science. This course will focus on biomaterials applied in drug control release and tissue engineering. The lectures will include biomaterials of metals, ceramics, polymers and composite materials. Biological materials, like cells and growth factors, will also be lectured. After taking this Biomaterials course, the students will be deeply familiar with biomaterial structures, processing technologies, products and the medical applications.
Biochemistry ExperimentThis course is composed of basic principles and lab experiments, covering the qualitative and quantitative analysis carbohydrate and protein molecules. Students will have opportunities to learn techniques and understand biochemical reactions.
Biostatistics and SoftwareThis course introduces data collection, description, and drawing, together with statistical methods, tests and analysis.
BioinformaticsThis course analyzes biomolecular sequences and the relationship between structures and functions.
Health ManagementThis course aims to introduce basic concepts and principles of health management, covering the definition, changes and theories.
GeneticsThis course covers classical genetics and modern genetics. The main contents include meiosis, Mendelian inheritance, sex chromosome mapping, the applications of chromosome construction, genetic diseases, the structure and functions of DNA, transcription, translation, gene regulation, genetic engineering, cytoplasmic inheritance, inheritance and immunity, and population genetics.
Microscopic TechniquesThis course aims to introduce theories about optical imaging and principles of non-optical microscopy.
Applied BotanyThis course aims to explore basic concepts and theories of applied batany, along with the applications of biotechnology and pharmaceuticals. Students will also learn about the current industry situation.
Introduction to NanobiotechnologyThis course focuses on the concepts and theories of nano-biotechnology, covering the applications and trends. The course consists of lectures, group discussions, and lab experiments to help students integrate theories and practices.
Plant ManagementIn pharmaceutical plants, it is important to maintain product quality by managing the personnel, documents, and raw materials. Another critical issue to ensure the safety of operators. Therefore, this course will closely examine these issues.
Environmental BiotechnologyThis course introduces basic concepts, theories and applications of environmental biotechnology. Course content consists of lectures, group discussions, lab experiments to integrate theories with practices.
Physical ChemistryThis course introduces the principles, rhythms and methods of chemical behavior of matters from physic perspectives.
Molecular Biology ExperimentThis course is aimed to reinforce students' knowledge on general molecular biology. Students will learn practical skills, conduct experiments through teamwork, and make reports to sharpen their skills.
Biotechnology For Functional FoodsThis course aims to introduce the biotechnology and healthcare industry, an interdisciplinary subject combining chemistry, biology, engineering and business management.
Management of Biotechnology industryThis course introduces the cosmetic and biochemical industry, discusses management of cosmetic factories, R&D system management, analysis methods for cosmetics, GMP and ISO. The course aims to enhance students' understanding about the cosmetic industry and their management skills.
Tea Process and UtilityThe processing and utilization of tea refer to different methods used to turn tea (Camellia sinensis) bud shoots into various types of tea, such as green tea, yellow tea, white tea, oolong tea, and black tea, Pu-er tea. This course is designed to teach students the classification and processing of tea, and assist students to obtain level III tea-manufacturing certificates.
Biodiversity and Sustainable Utilization This course addresses a variety of biodiversity issues, including genetic diversity, species diversity, ecosystem diversity, sustainable use, regulations and policies and humanities and societies. Current industry situation and national or global trends will also be introduced.
Introduction of Herbal MedicineThis course teaches students to identify traditional Chinese medicine and herbal medicine, understand their functions, and distinguish the differences between the inspection methods of these two medicine. It is vital for students to learn how to select appropriate herbs to reach desired purposes.
Structural Biology This course introduces the correlations of structures, characteristics, and functions of biomolecules. Techniques and methods to build and analyze biomolecules will also be covered.
Chemical Manufacturing ControlsAfter drugs are developed and clinical trials are conducted, all the data including physical and chemical properties, clinical test results must be sent to the Bureau of Food and Drug Analysis in CTD format. The chemical manufacturing control (CMC) is essential but can be daunting. This course is designed to familiarize students with all the information they must prepare for drug examination and registration.
Enterprise InternshipThis internship course allows students to apply acquired knowledge at workplace. Students will be able to experience what it is like to work in a particular sector, and gain work experience.
GMP for Pharmaceutical CompanyThis course aims to introduce terminologies and practices adopted by validated pharmaceutical and biotechnical manufacturers. For instance, GMP validation refers to an essential part of quality assurance system for a pharmaceutical/ biotech products. In the course, students can learn about national and overseas regulations on validation and how those regulations are enforced. In addition, students will have an opportuntity to write a risk-based validation plan, which can reduce validation time and the number of required documents.
Biotech Products Marketing and ServicesThis course aims to teach students how to apply basic marketing concepts in the biotechnology industry, covering marketing planning, marketing promotion and performance evaluation as well as cunsumer behaviors.
Industrial pharmacyThis course aims to introduce the laws and regulations of pharmaceutical manufacturing, along with the equipment of manufacturing plants. Students will learn to concult laws and produce pharmaceuticals.
Cosmetic Manufacture LaboratoryThis course aims to introduce the cosmetic and skincare industry, covering introductions to cosmetics and their effects, the formulas of toner, lotion, cream, and face maks. Through understanding the design of cosmetic formulas and production procedures, students will learn about the manufacturing process and market trends.
Foundation CalculusAs one of the basic science coures, this course aims to apply calculus in daily lives and technology, highlighting caculus skills students may find useful in their future career.
Good Manufacturing PracticeThis course introduces the concepts of GMP (good manufacturing practics). All food, pharmaceutical and raw material factories have to comply with the requirements in order to obtain a license.
Powder Sciences and LabThis course introduces the characteristics of powder, the most commonly used type of pharmaceuticals including solid, semi-solid and liquid drugs.
Solid Dosage Forms Design and LabThis course introduces solid dosage and the considerations/ design of dosage selection. Students will also learn about the physical and chemical properties of drugs as well as the absorption mechinisms, so they can learn to choose the most suitable dosage for development.
Crop Cultivation and LabThis course introduces basic concepts of crop cultivations, and the integration of biotechnology. Students will be guided to integrate theories and practices.
Liquid Dosage Forms Design and LabSolution and suspension liquid dosages are widely used via transdermal, oral, and injection routes. Although these dosages are unstable, difficult to carry, and invasive, they are indispensable because of high absorption and bioavailability. This course aims to help students gain knowledge of different types of liquid dosage and formula design.
Pharmaceutical AnalysisDrugs must pass specification tests before being sold in the market. This course is designed to teach students to use scientific methods for qualitative and quantitative analysis.
Semisolid Dosage Forms Design and LabSemi-solid dosage is one of the most commonly used forms for dermatologic treatments, and ointment is the most common type among commerically available products. Although the absorption of transdermal route is much lower than oral dosage and injection, it is still pharmaceutically important because it is easy to administrate, suitable for topical treatements, and a sensible choice for dysphagia patients..
Practice of Biopharmaceutical SkillsDuring the drug manufacturing process, technicians need to be familiar with various procedures and machinery operaion. This course aims to provide students with practical experiences essential for pharmaceutical technicians.
Pharmaceutical Analysis and Lab.This course aims to familarize students with basic theories about drug analysis and train students to conduct experiements. Course content consists of drug analysis, the development of analysis methods, and efficiency of analysis procedures, the principles and techniques of instruments.
PharmacokineticsIn the final stage of pharmaceutical preparations, animal experiments and human clinical trials will be conducted to assess the changes in the concentration of active ingredients and physiological indexes in the blood at various points of time. Those data need pharmacokinetic interpretation, a crutial factor in the pharmaceutical R&D field.
Patent and Biopharmaceutical LawIn the early stages of drug development, the patent's avoidance of design, patent layout, and knowledge of biotech laws and regulations will affect whether the drug can enter the market as soon as possible, so it is an essential knowledge in the field of biotechnology and pharmaceuticals.
Practice of BiopharmaceuticsThrough the sharing of industry professionals and researchers, students will understand the current situation of biopharmaceutical industry. Students will also have the opportunity to reinforce learned concepts and obtain employment information during the interaction with professionals.
Industrial Intern for Biotechnical and Pharmaceutical TechnologyThrough the sharing of industry professionals and researchers, students will understand the current situation of biopharmaceutical industry. Students will also have the opportunity to reinforce learned concepts and obtain employment information during the interaction with professionals.
CosmeticsThis course primarily introduces basic concepts and theories of cosmetics, covering the raw materials and applications as well. Course content includes lectures, group discussions, and lab experiments, etc to integrate theories and practices.
Medical BiotechnologyAdvancements in Medical biotechnology have prompted the emergence of new industries. Biotechnology has been extensively applied in medical, agricultural, industrial, and environmental fields to develop innovative technologies for the industries. The prosperity of the Medical biotechnology industry and application of its products have enhanced health care quality, residential quality, and living environments for people, in addition to facilitating the resolution of issues related to global aging, subreplacement fertility rates, and energy saving and carbon reduction.
Pharmaceutical Analysis LaboratoryUse a variety of instruments to analyze different drugs and teach students the spirit of quality control.
Tissue Culture LabThis course explores basic concepts of plant tissue culture, covering the techniques and the integration with biotechnology. Course content will cover theories and practices.