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Practical Foundations of Biology


Biology is the study of living things and their vital processes. It is an important area in pharmaceutical production, as it enhances staff capability and capacity for businesses delving into new food production technologies and manufacturing approaches.

What you will learn

This micro-credential prepares learners to engage in pharmaceutical manufacturing by delivering on the learning outcomes specified below.

  • demonstrate knowledge of cellular nucleus biology, including DNA replication, transcription and translation
  • describe and apply key concepts related to proteomics
  • apply knowledge of cellular biology related to the manufacture and absorption of solid dose medications 
  • understand how systems used in manufacturing processes could impact cells, with particular focus on eliminating or mitigating the impact of contaminants.

Education Provider | University of Technology Sydney

Industry Partner | Vitex Pharmaceuticals