BTEC 120 Cell Biotechnology (5)
Lec-52.5, Lab-105, field trips
Credit, Degree Applicable
An introduction to the principles and techniques of molecular and cell biology, and protein analysis. The emphasis is on lab techniques such as spectroscopy, preparation of cell lysates, Western blot, immunoprecipitation, enzyme assays, analysis of signal transduction, and stable transfection of mammalian cells.
Offered Spring semesters
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Outcome 1: Use basic techniques such as micropipettes and spectroscopy to analyze and manipulate proteins, and mammalian and bacterial cells.
- Outcome 2: Follow a detailed protocol to perform advanced techniques of cell and protein analysis such as enzyme assays and stable transfections.
- Outcome 3: Describe theoretical concepts of proteins and cell biology, and the ethical concerns that are needed to work in the biotechnology industry.
- Outcome 4: Create an accurate record of lab work and results of cell biology and protein chemistry experiments.
- Outcome 5: Apply critical thinking to analyze cell biology and protein chemistry experiments.