Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology

XGEN203

Stanford School of Medicine


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Description

The co-evolution of genetic engineering and biotechnology in the last 30+ years has allowed for groundbreaking findings in molecular biology that have revolutionized our understanding of nature and its applications in society. Discovering that genetic code could be manipulated and added to various organisms led to developing transgenic techniques in yeast, plants, animals and even humans.

This course will expand your understanding of genetic research and give you the perspective to form your own opinions on controversial topics within the field. Further your knowledge of genome research, gain greater awareness of the benefits and risks, and explore the latest research and technologies advancing the science of genetic engineering and biotechnology.

This course is an elective course in the Stanford Genetics and Genomics Certificate.

What you will learn

  • Methods to produce different genetically modified organisms (GMOs)
  • Applications of genetic engineering in biotechnology
  • Characteristics and classes of drug development
  • Technology licensing and patents in life sciences
Time to Complete

You should expect to spend 10-18 hours to complete each course, depending on your familiarity with the topic.

For individual courses, we recommend that you designate 2-3 hours per week to watch video lectures and complete assignments in order to finish within 60 days.

Since the All-Access Plan allows you to access all courses for one year, you can determine how quickly to progress, but you must complete courses with 365 days in order to receive credit.

Certificate

You can earn the Stanford Genetics and Genomics Certificate by successfully completing the two required and any four elective courses.  You may enroll in courses individually or  through the All-Access Plan.

Continuing Education Units

By completing this course, you’ll earn 1 Continuing Education Unit (CEU).  CEUs cannot be applied toward any Stanford degree.  CEU transferability is subject to the receiving institution’s policies.

Questions

Please contact us at 650.263.4700 or
stanford-genetics@stanford.edu

Mini-site

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Course Outline

All-Access Plan -  a full year to view and complete course materials, video lectures, assignments and exams, at your own pace. Revisit course materials or jump ahead – all content remains at your fingertips year-round. You also get 365 days of email access to your Stanford teaching assistant.

  • $3370
  • $75 one-time document fee

Individual Courses  - 60 days to view and complete course materials, video lectures, assignments and exams., at your own pace.  You’ll also get 60 days of email access to your Stanford teaching assistant.

  • $695 per required course
  • $495 per elective course
  • $75 one-time document fee

Note: If you’ve already paid for a Genetics and Genomics Program course and wish to enroll in the All-Access Plan, your cost will be pro-rated accordingly. Contact our Student and Client Services team at Stanford-genetics@stanford.edu or  call 650-263-4700.

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Instructors:
Delivery Option:
Online
Fees:
Online Course $495.00
Notes:

Course Access
60-day access to the online course starts upon payment.* 

*Enroll in this course before June 30, 2020, and you will automatically receive 150 days to access course materials, video lectures, assignments, and exams, rather than the standard 60-day access period.

Course Materials
Course materials are available for download from the online videos page. All materials are available for printing and review upon enrollment.

Final Exam
Online participants are asked to complete a final exam at the end of each course to maintain the integrity of the program. A score of 85% must be achieved to successfully pass the exam. A digital record of completion will be emailed to participants when they pass the exam.

Course Evaluation
Participants are required to complete the course evaluation once they have passed the final exam.

This course may not currently be available to learners in some states and territories.

027 Open for Enrollment All-Access Plan

Enrollment Closed

Delivery Option:
Online
Fees:
All Access Online Course $495.00
Notes:

Course Access
One year of access to the online course starts upon payment.

Course Materials 
Course materials are available for download from the online videos page to allow for printing and review.

Final Exam: 
Online participants are asked to complete a final exam at the end of each course to maintain the integrity of the program. A digital record of completion will be emailed to participants when they pass the exam.

Course Evaluation: 
Participants are required to complete the course evaluation once they have passed the final exam.

This course may not currently be available to learners in some states and territories.