SCB 252 – Fundamentals of Biotechniques

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SCB252 Lab Manual


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SCB252 Lab Video instruction

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The syllabus contains information on Course materials, Instructional Objectives, Grading Scheme and Standards, Homework Assignments, Attendance and other policies, Class schedule and instructors, and Laboratory requirements and experiments.

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SCB 252 Course Description

Students will participate in authentic undergraduate research experiences to learn techniques commonly performed in a biological laboratory, such as micropipetting, isolation and quantification of nucleic acids and proteins, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), immunodetection and gel electrophoresis. Students will also learn about data analysis, responsible conduct of research, communicating science and reflect on the impact of biotechniques on society. Prerequisites: ENG101, MAT112 or MAT115, SCB201, SCC201. 3 credits; 3 hours (2 lecture, 1 lab)

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References: Biology OER