This course is designed to provide students with the basic concept in biotechnology with a focus on medical biotechnology. The course comprises of 14 lectures that cover a broad range of topics on products and technologies used for human health or the health-care system. Central to the study of biotechnology is an understanding of the basic concepts in molecular genetics, protein chemistry, microbiology and immunology. The students will learn about recombinant DNA technology and genomics, which has application in drug development, pharmacogenomics, DNA-based diagnosis of genetic diseases and in human gene therapy. Also, students will learn the concepts underlying the innate and adaptive immunity, which has application in the development of vaccines for infectious diseases, in oncology and transplantation. Some lectures will review current medical products and applications of biotechnology and will present a brief background of the growth and future potential of biotechnology products. Current regulatory framework governing this industry in different countries will be explored by visiting related websites.