BS-Biotechnology (with) Health Informatics


The Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology (with) Health Informatics offers a comprehensive interdisciplinary approach to prepare students for the dynamic intersection of biotechnology and healthcare data management. This program equips students with a solid foundation in biotechnological principles, laboratory techniques, and applications, while also providing specialized knowledge in health informatics, which integrates health sciences, information technology, computer science and data science. With BS in Biotechnology (with) Health Informatics, students will gain insights into the management, analysis, and utilization of healthcare data to improve patient outcomes and drive innovation in healthcare delivery. With an emphasis on emerging technologies graduates will be well-positioned to pursue diverse career opportunities in biotechnology, computing science, healthcare informatics, pharmaceuticals, and related fields, where they can contribute to advancements at the forefront of biotechnological and healthcare innovation.


Study Scheme – Program Structure Framework (as per HEC Policy 2023)


TitleCoursesCredit HoursRemarks
Graduation Requirement  Minimum requirement set by HEC is 120 Cr. Hrs
General Education Cluster: University Core   
Arts and Humanities *102 
Natural Sciences *13(2+1) 
Social Sciences* Introduction to Psychology102 
Functional English **103 
Expository Writing **103 
Quantitative Reasoning ** QR-1206 
Islamic Studies / Ethics**102 
Ideology and Constitution of Pakistan **102 
ICT: Applications of Information and Communication Technologies **13(2+1) 
Entrepreneurship **102 
Civics and Community Engagement **102 

* University may offer any course within the specific broader subject domain/cluster to meet the given credits.

** HEC designed model courses may be used by the university.

Disciplinary Major2472 
Field Experience / Internship13 
Capstone Project (Research Project)13 


  1. General Education Cluster: University Core

HEC policy requires 30 credit hours of general education courses. However, there may be some flexibility to build this component over time in view of the operating constraints and requirements of the disciplinary accreditation bodies.


  1. Major (Disciplinary) Requirements:

A major is the academic discipline or a specialized area of study in which the degree is offered. The minimum requirement to complete a single major is 72 credit hours. This is valid for all undergraduate/equivalent degree programs except for Associate Degrees.

  1. Interdisciplinary/Allied Requirements:

Interdisciplinary courses are those offered in allied or complementary disciplines to reinforce the notion of interdisciplinary competency and to support horizon of the major.

  1. Field Experience/Internship:

Field experience is a professional learning experience that offers meaningful and practical work experience related to a student’s field of study or career interest. It is an opportunity to apply knowledge gained in the classroom with practice in the field.

  1. Capstone Project:

A capstone project allows students to bring together the concepts, principles and methods that they have learned in their course of study and to apply their knowledge and acquired competencies to address the real-world problems.


BS Biotechnology (with) Health Informatics – 4 YEAR DEGREE PROGRAM


Program’s Distinctive Features

  • Develop a strong foundation in biotechnological principles and gain specialized knowledge in health informatics, which integrates health sciences, information science, computing, and data analytics.
  • Becoming proficient in laboratory skills and experimental designs relevant to biotechnology, and also exploring how biotechnological methods can be integrated with informatics tools and technologies to address healthcare challenges.
  • Foster interdisciplinary collaboration and communication skills, preparing students to work effectively in multidisciplinary teams comprised of biotechnologists, IT managers, computing scientists, healthcare professionals, and researchers.
  • Explore ethical, legal, and societal issues related to biotechnology and health informatics.
  • Engage in experiential learning opportunities, including internships, research projects, and industry collaborations and prepare students for diverse career pathways in biotechnology, healthcare organizations, pharmaceuticals, research institutions, and regulatory agencies.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn to integrate biotechnological approaches with informatics tools to address healthcare challenges.
  • Acquire proficiency in laboratory techniques relevant to biotechnology.
  • Enhance critical thinking, problem-solving, collaboration, communication skills, and also the skills for managing and analyzing healthcare data.
  • Participate in hands-on learning experiences like internships, research projects, entrepreneurship projects and freelance projects.
  • Prepare for diverse career opportunities in biotechnology, healthcare informatics, and pharmaceuticals.

Career prospects

  • Business analysts in software houses (Healthcare IT solution sector) e.g., Soliton Technologies, CureMD
  • Application scientist in Software house (lab automation sector) e.g., (Formulatrix)
  • Hospital/medical college information management/integration
  • Diagnostic laboratory management systems organizers
  • Health IT consultants/information management
  • Clinical data managers & clinical trial facility firms’ managers
  • Health omics big data analytics/bioinformatics
  • Pharmaceutical company’s R&D managers
  • Academicians



Teaching Pedagogy

Teaching pedagogy for BS Biotechnology (with) Health Informatics fosters an environment that promotes active engagement, critical inquiry, and practical application of knowledge. Faculty members employ diverse methods such as hands-on experiments, inquiry-based learning, technology integration, and collaborative projects to enhance student understanding. A variety of assessment strategies are utilized to gauge comprehension and provide feedback while encouraging reflection on learning experiences by reflective practices. Ultimately, effective teaching pedagogy by our faculty aims to inspire curiosity, cultivate critical thinking skills, and prepare students for success in scientific inquiry and application.

Eligibility Criteria

Minimum 45% marks in Intermediate (Pre-Medical) / A-Level or equivalent.

BS Biotechnology (with) Health Informatics – 4 YEAR DEGREE PROGRAM

CodeCourse TitleCrHrsPre-Req
Semester 1
HSS101Functional English3-0-0
MTH208Quantitative Reasoning-I3-0-0
HSS103Islamic Studies/Ethics2-0-0
CCL100 Applications of Information & Communication2-1-3
Total CrHrs12
Semester 2
HSS102Expository Writing3-0-0HSS101
CCS207Quantitative Reasoning-23-0-0MTH208
HSS104Ideology & Constitution of Pakistan2-0-0
HSS108Civics & Community Engagement2-0-0
BBT102Ecology, Biodiversity & Evolution3-0-0
Total CrHrs16
Semester 3
PHY100Natural Sciences2-1-3
HSS107Arts & Humanities2-0-0
HSS109Social Sciences2-0-0
MGT201Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Technology3-0-0
BBT201Cell Biology2-1-3
Total CrHrs16
Semester 4
BBT202Biosafety & Bioethics2-0-0
BBT203Principals of Genetics3-0-0
BBT204Analytical Chemistry & Instrumentation3-0-0
BBT205Molecular Biology3-0-0BBT201
Total CrHrs17
Semester 5
BBT301Methods in Molecular Biology2-1-3BBT205
BBT302Principles of Biochemical Engineering3-0-0
BBT304Field Experience/Internship3-0-0
BBT305Fundamentals of Biochemistry2-1-3
CCS101Programming Fundamentals2-1-3
Total CrHrs18
Semester 6
BBT306Bioenergetics & Metabolism2-1-3BBT305
BBT307Research Methodology & Skill Enhancement2-0-0
BBT310Microbial Biotechnology3-0-0BBT206
CCS205Introduction to Database Systems2-1-3
Total CrHrs17
Semester 7
BBT401Genomics & Proteomics3-0-0
BBT402Health Biotechnology3-0-0
BBT403Food Biotechnology3-0-0
BBTxxxBiotechnology Elective-I3-0-0
CSS422Data Mining2-1-3
Total CrHrs15
Semester 8
BBT404Industrial Biotechnology3-0-0
BBTxxxBiotechnology Elective-II3-0-0
BBT405FYP/ Capstone Project3-0-0
BBT406Environmental Biotechnology3-0-0
CCS411Data Analytics & Visualization3-0-0
Total CrHrs16
CodeCourseCategoryCr Hrs
BBT407Pharmaceutical BiotechnologyDMJ3-0-0
BBT408Fungal BiotechnologyDMJ3-0-0
BBT409Animal BiotechnologyDMJ3-0-0
BBT410Marine BiotechnologyDMJ3-0-0
BBT411Fermentation BiotechnologyDMJ3-0-0
BBT412Molecular DiagnosticsDMJ3-0-0
BBT414Biofuels & BiorefineriesDMJ3-0-0
BBT415Water & Waste Water TreatmentDMJ3-0-0
BBT416Plant DNA BarcodingDMJ3-0-0
BBT418Hospital Waste ManagementDMJ2-1-3
BBT419Agricultural BiotechnologyDMJ3-0-0
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