The Biology Of Biotech

  • Course Price: $150 USD
  • BIO Member Price: $120 USD
  • Course Run Time: 85 minutes
  • Course Level: Level 1 - Foundational
  • Completion Period: 2 week

The Biology of Biotech provides an overview of the most important biological molecules and systems used in biotechnology to make novel therapies and diagnostics. This online course lays the groundwork for understanding the biopharma industry by focusing on cells, DNA, and proteins and how these are manipulated by researchers to develop new health care products. If you are a non-scientist who wants to better understand the science driving research and discovery, this course is the perfect place to start.

Takeaways
  1. Knowledge of cell structure and function, and how those functions are manipulated by scientists to develop new products.
  2. Understanding of protein synthesis and how this cellular process is optimized to create therapeutics. 
  3. Correlation between genetic mutations and disease.
  4. Fluency in genetic variation and its role in disease diagnosis and treatment.
  5. Exploration of significantly important molecules and their role in health and disease.
Certificate Requirements
  • View entire course
  • Pass course exam with a 70 percent
  • Complete the course evaluation
Trailer
Viewing Course Materials
Section 1: The Cell: The Biotech Advantage
Demonstrates how biotechnology takes advantage of processes that already exist in the human body to create new products.
Section 2: DNA & Proteins: The Biotech Workhorse
Correlates the relationship between DNA and proteins, and how the cellular process of protein synthesis is used to create medicines.
Section 3: Genetic Variation: Understanding Disease
Explains how mutations lead to genetic variation which sometimes triggers disease. Knowledge of genetic variation is the first step to improving disea...More
Final Quiz
Course Evaluation
Certificate Requirements
  • View entire course
  • Pass course exam with a 70 percent
  • Complete the course evaluation
You have two weeks from time of purchase to complete any of the online courses. For example, if you purchase the course at 9 am on Saturday, the course will close at 9 am 14 days later.

Our online classes are between 40 minutes and 85 minutes in length. We suggest allowing 20 minutes to take the end of the course quiz and 10 minutes to complete the class evaluation. 

There are no refunds once you have purchased an online course. 

The online classes are fully animated with a professional voice-over. Each course begin with an overview of what you will learn, the course itself, and then ends with a course quiz to assess your understanding.

You can repeat the class as often as you like within your two week run time.

You have two chances to pass the quiz. A passing score is 70% or higher. 

Each course is to be taken by one individual. If you would like to take our online courses as a group, please contact Stacey Hawkins at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for pricing.

There are three requirements to receive your course certificate.

  1. You must view the entire course.
  2. You must pass the course quiz with a 70%.
  3. You must complete the course evaluation.

You can download and print your certificate from your dashboard only when all three of these items are completed. 

Before moving on to the next section of our on-demand, online courses, all slides within a section must be viewed.

There is an easy way for you to see which slides you have completed and not completed in the course. Look at the menu on the left side of the course- the slides that have been seen are darkened and the slides that have not been seen are light. 

 

BIO member discounts are available for on-demand, online classes. To access the BIO member discount, use your company email address during the checkout process. The checkout system will automatically recognize your organization and apply the 20% discount to your purchase if your company is a member of BIO. If you use a private email address we are unable to provide you the BIO membership discount.

If your on-demand course expires, but you have not completed it, you can extend it for an additional 2 weeks for $25.

  • Log into your dashboard
  • Go to the on-demand course you want to extend
  • The "Course Extension" button brings you to the payment gateway
  • Please note: It will appear you are being asked to pay the full amount of $150, but a discount will be automatically given once you fill in all of your payment information. 

You have 90 days, from the day your course expires, to take advantage of this nominal extension fee. Once the 90 days are past, you will need to pay the full price to view the course again. 

  1. Once your online course starts click on “Resources” in the upper right-hand corner
  2. In the drop down menu find the link “Course Slides”
  3. Download and/or print 
Certificate Requirements
  • View entire course
  • Pass course exam with a 70 percent
  • Complete the course evaluation