BTEC 24 Introduction to PCR (1)
Credit, Degree Applicable
An introduction to the theoretical aspects and laboratory techniques of the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR). Students gain practical experience performing PCR as well as experimenting with optimization of the reaction. Applications of PCR used in biotechnology industry, basic science, forensics, epidemiology, diagnostics, and determination of evolutionary relationships will be discussed.
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Outcome 1: Describe the key principles of PCR using industry-standard terminology.
- Outcome 2: Follow standard protocols to execute PCR procedures
- Outcome 3: Interpret and evaluate electrophoresis gels and analyze the results of a PCR experiment, including positive and negative controls.
- Outcome 4: Describe applications of the PCR technique in basic science, forensics, epidemiology, diagnostics, and determination of evolutionary relationships.