جامعة النجاح الوطنية
An-Najah National University
Biology Biotechnology
Duration: 48 Months (4 Years)
Degree Awarded: Bachelor

Facilities

In this program, students are expected to gain a broad base in biology and ‎biotechnology, practical experience and the fundamental skills of scientific ‎research. Laboratory courses emphasize up-to-date scientific techniques and ‎integrate technology into the learning experience.

The Department of Biology and Biotechnology is equipped with state-of-the-art ‎laboratories and facilities which are accessible to undergraduates for use in ‎laboratory courses and research projects. Facilities include a fully equipped ‎instrument labs; spectrophotometric resources, cell culture equipment; PCR ‎machines, electrophoresis units and gel documentary system; protein isolation and ‎identification resources;  plant extraction and concentration resources.

Equipments

  • Cell counter.
  • Spectrophotometers UV/VIS.
  • Homogenizer.
  • Microscopes with cams & LCD.
  • Stereo microscopes wih cams & software.
  • Inverted microscopes.
  • Epi-flourescent microscope.
  • Incubators.
  • Growth chamber.
  • Safety cabinets.
  • Gel documentary system with software.
  • Trans illuminators.
  • Centrifuges.
  • Superspeed refrigerated centrifuge.
  • Thermo mixers.
  • Vertical & horizontal gel electrophoresis.
  • Safety cabinets.
  • Autoclaves.
  • Water bathes.
  • Biological lb system bio-fraction collector with lb data software.
  • Balances.
 

Industry

The Program undertakes teaching and practical activities in many fields related to ‎Biology and Biotechnology. These activities enable graduates to be engaged in ‎jobs from private and public sectors such as food industry, pharmaceutical ‎industry, food safety and diseases control.

 

Teaching and Learning

Teaching is based on lectures, laboratory work and literature study.  In their last ‎semester students will do a main bachelor research project which completes the ‎study.‎

For all courses where laboratory work is included, the appearance is compulsory ‎and the students must have approved laboratory reports prior to the exams. Oral ‎presentation of student work goes into the study.‎

On successful completion of the program, a student will be able to:‎

  • Be familiar with most of the theoretical and practical aspects of life sciences and ‎other scientific disciplines in this area.‎
  • knowledge of general biotechnological principles and techniques plus modern ‎instrumental analysis
  • Demonstrate an ability to perform basic laboratory procedures, including the ‎ability to select and utilize appropriate resources, supplies, and instrumentation to ‎solve problems within a laboratory environment. ‎
  • Demonstrate the ability to implement safety protocols in the laboratory.‎
  • Analyze and interpret data for presentation in both written and oral formats.‎
  • Insight in relevant ethical problems within biotechnological field and be able to ‎see this in social connection.
 

Coursework and Assessment

Students are required to finish 125 credits made up of lectures, practical and ‎interactive exercises, as well as well as seminar presentations and examinations.

The assessment is mainly based on the grades of exams, seminar presentations and ‎laboratory reports.‎
A numerical scale 0-4 in whole numbers is used.

In addition to courses mentioned in in the plan of the program, students are ‎required to spend 40 Days of practical training in schools and/or public sectors that ‎are related to Biology in Palestine or abroad.


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