Post Graduate in Biodiversity,Bioethics and IPR

Bharathiar University
In Coimbatore

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  • Post Graduate Diploma
  • Coimbatore
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Objective: Students get an idea about the advantages and disadvantages of. biotechnological applications, ethical implications, and intellectual property rights. Goal: To study the diversity of plants and animal life in a particular habitat, ethical issues. and potential of biotechnology for the benefit of man kind.

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Coimbatore
Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, 641046., Tamil Nadu, India
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Course programme

This course has been designed to provide the student insights into these
invaluable areas of biotechnology, which play a crucial role in determining its future use
and applications.
Objective: Students get an idea about the advantages and disadvantages of
biotechnological applications, ethical implications, and intellectual property rights.
Goal: To study the diversity of plants and animal life in a particular habitat, ethical issues
and potential of biotechnology for the benefit of man kind.
UNIT I
Introduction to biodiversity - levels of biodiversity -values of biodiversity - loss of
biodiversity - Species concept - Classification and systematics: biological nomenclature
- biological classification; Biodiversity conservation: in situ and ex situ - Magnitude and
distribution of biodiversity - wild life biology - conservation strategies - measures of
biodiversity - biodiversity in India and global level - biodiversity hot spots.
UNIT II
Introduction to ethics/bioethics - Framework for ethical decision making; biotechnology
and ethics - biotechnology in agriculture and environment: benefits and risks - benefits
and risks of genetic engineering - ethical aspects of genetic testing - ethical aspects
relating to use of genetic information - genetic engineering and biowarfare.
UNIT III
Ethical implications of cloning: Reproductive cloning , therapeutic cloning ; Ethical,
legal and socio-economic aspects of gene therapy, germ line, somatic, embryonic and
adult stem cell research- GM crops and GMO's - biotechnology and biopiracy - ELSI of
human genome project.
UNIT IV
Introduction to biosafety - biosafety issues in biotechnology - risk assessment and risk
management - safety protocols: risk groups - biosafety levels - biosafety guidelines and
regulations (National and International) - operation of biosafety guidelines and
regulations - types of biosafety containments.
UNIT V
Introduction to intellectual property and intellectual property rights - types: patents, copy
rights, trade marks, design rights, geographical indications - importance of IPR -
patentable and non patentables - patenting life - legal protection of biotechnological
inventions - world intellectual property rights organization (WIPO)

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