May 17, 2022  
2020-2021 Course Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BIO 243 - Topics in Biotechnology

Credits: 1
Lecture Hours: 1
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Open
An exploration of recent advancements in biotechnology as well as current practices in research and development, manufacturing, quality control/ quality assurance and safety.
Prerequisite: BIO 250  
Competencies
  1. Describe a safe laboratory environment
    1. List examples of good laboratory practices
    2. Explain the responsibilities of the employee and employer in maintaining a safe environment
    3. Discuss the role of regulatory agencies in setting standards and enforcing laboratory safety
  2. Outline the organization of a biotechnology industry organization
    1. Explain the role of research and development
    2. Describe scale-up processes and problems associated with scale-up
    3. Discuss the importance of quality control and quality assurance
    4. Define and give an example of validation
    5. Define and give examples of Good Manufacturing processes
  3. Discuss current applications in biotechnology
    1. Explain the importance and basic principles of proteomics
    2. Describe microarray technology and its applications
    3. List innovations in PCR currently in use and generally describe and analyze DNA and protein sequences through publicly available databases and software
    4. Define and discuss the importance of computational biology
    5. Describe methods available for high throughput DNA analysis



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