The Faculty of Science at Helwan University announced a Bachelor of Science program in genetics and applied immunology, with the credit hour system, under the supervision of Dr. Magdy Al-Hajry, Dean of the Faculty of Science, Dr. Souad Nady, Professor of Immunology, Department of Zoology and Insects, and coordinator of the program.
The importance of this program comes with the advancement of modern technologies in molecular genetics and immunology and its multiple applications in all fields, especially in the field of medical technology and pharmaceutical industries. Therefore, the program helps in linking basic sciences such as biochemistry, microbiology, cell biology, immunology and genetics with applied sciences such as bioinformatics biostatistics, nanotechnology, biorhythmology, and stem cell biology. Thus, the program seeks to graduate highly qualified cadres who are able to innovate and compete in the local and regional market.
The program aims to prepare a distinguished graduate in the field of genetics and applied immunology with the ability to innovate and develop through studying modern academic courses and acquiring practical skills and modern language to qualify him to work in the field of scientific research and meet the needs of society.
The program contributes to qualifying students scientifically and practically, allowing them job opportunities in institutions and production bodies related to these fields through the student’s conducting scientific studies and various research activities and creating a spirit of innovation under the supervision and guidance of faculty members with distinguished scientific and professional competence.
The nature of study in the program based on the credit hours system
The nature of the study in the program depends on the credit hours system, and the study period for obtaining a bachelor’s degree in the program is eight semesters.
The College of Science accepts students who have obtained a high school diploma in the “scientific department” or an equivalent foreign certificate in accordance with the admission requirements set by the Supreme Council of Universities. It also accepts transfer requests from other universities in accordance with the rules set by both the university and the college.
The College Council may also accept students who hold a Bachelor of Science degree or from other practical faculties, both Egyptians and expatriates, and wish to study the specialization of the program.
It is worth noting that the laboratory units that are available to the student during his studies in the program are “Molecular Genetics Lab, Tissue and Microscopic Technology Lab, Molecular Immunology Research Unit, Physiological Lab and Parasitology Lab”.
The genetics and applied immunology program is characterized by qualifying the graduate in many fields represented in the medical and research field. It includes various research centers related to the safety and health care sector, such as the National Research Center, Serum and Vaccine, Agricultural Research Center, Drug Control, Criminal and Forensic Research Center, Sera and Vaccine Authorities, National Cancer Institute, Children’s Cancer Hospital 57357, Toxicology Institute, Liver Institute, Diabetes Institute, and ICSI laboratories.
As well as the industrial field, which includes industrial companies that produce vaccines and serums, and drug manufacturing companies, as well as the academic field, which includes various educational platforms, including electronic ones, as well as private and private universities and international schools.