BTEC 21C Stem Cell Technology (3)
Lec-48, Lab-24, field trips
Credit, Degree Applicable
A general introduction to the principles of stem cell biology. Topics include embryonic stem cells in early development, adult stem cells, potential applications of stem cell culture and ethical issues involved in stem cell research. Emphasis on laboratory techniques including culture of mouse embryonic stem cells, and analysis of stem cells by immunofluorescence and flow cytometry.
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Outcome 1: Use industry standard techniques to maintain stem cells cultures in an undifferentiated state.
- Outcome 2: Analyze stem cells and differentiated cells using standard techniques such as immunofluorescence and flow cytometry.
- Outcome 3: Execute standard protocols and culture techniques to induce differentiation of stem cells into different cell types.
- Outcome 4: Relate cultural and social attitudes to ethical issues and governmental policies concerning stem cell research
- Outcome 5: Apply critical thinking to analyze experiments with stem cells.