2023-2024 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue 
    
    May 26, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue
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BL 255 - Introduction to Biomedical Research

(3.00 cr.)

A stand-alone laboratory course aimed at developing essential, practical skills utilized in various areas of basic biomedical research. The course introduces students to commonly used laboratory techniques such as pipetting, mammalian cell culture and sterile technique, isolation of DNA/RNA/protein, PCR, western blotting, gel electrophoresis, DNA/RNA/protein quantification, and generation of standard curves. Additionally, students learn basic laboratory math skills, the process of experimental design, laboratory record keeping, key concepts in scientific ethics, troubleshooting experimental challenges, and scientific research communication. Laboratory skills and techniques learned in the course are intended to prepare students as competitive candidates for biomedical laboratory research experiences such as internships, employment, and graduate school. Closed to students who have taken BL 481  or BL 482 .

Prerequisite: BL 121 , BL 126 ; or BL 152 BL 153 . 
Sessions Typically Offered: Spring
Years Typically Offered: Annually



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