GEN2016 - Science and Better Life

學分: 3
時間: 45小時
先修單元: GEN1000 Perspectives on General Education
This module is designed to acquaint students with selected scientific and technological advances that have elevated the standard of living. Topics such as recombinant DNA technology and its applications, biotechnology and genetically modified good, Western and Chinese medicinal advances, discovery of radiation effects and stem cell research, and the untoward side effects thereof are covered in the module. Students are strongly encouraged to read up-to-dated science magazines to enhance the knowledge of science.
Upon completion of this module, students should be able to:

  1. identify the presence and roles of significant medical and life science advances in daily life, with the basic concepts briefly explained in layman terms

  2. examine the development of contemporary issues on science and technology

  3. realize that they have the responsibility to protect themselves and others against noxious/hazardous substances and contribute to a better environment and the welfare of mankind

  4. avoid exposure to drugs, environmental factors and/or products of technology and industry that may be hazardous to health