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This career involves working with people in a caring capacity. If you have no interest in helping people personally or educationally then this may be the wrong profession for you.

Empathy, patience and respect are important qualities for this job, in addition to be able to relate well to the person you are dealing with. As there is also a large amount of information to be handled in the job, good organisational, IT and time management skills are also quite important.

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CR325
Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

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Biotechnology involves the use of living organisms (mostly microbes) to produce useful products. It includes traditional processes like brewing, cheesemaking to modern developments such as genetic engineering which can lead to new drugs against cancer and other diseases.

Study subjects such as Biomolecules and Cells, Bioanalytical Science, Introduction to Physics Technological Mathematics, General and inorganic Chemistry, Enzymes, Energy and Disease.  At least 50% of the contact time is spent in the laboratory gaining practical experience.


CR325 - Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

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This course is very broad and is specifically designed to train students in all aspects of modern biotechnology. Graduates from this course are qualified to work in a number of areas within the biotechnology industry with many attaining employment immediately after graduating.

Potential Areas of Employment:
QC Analyst
Microbiologist
Bio-assay Specialist
Research and Development



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