College Biotechnology in Medicine

College Biotechnology in Medicine – This course will explore the basics of Biotechnology. Biotechnology is the study of DNA and its genes, including the science behind how DNA is used in forensics, genes expression (protein formation and use), mutation and transformation from one organism to another. We will cover laboratory techniques in DNA extraction, purification, visualization (electrophoresis), transformation, and amplification (PCR). We will also cover microbiology in both lab and lecture. We will learn the science behind current stem cell research, cancer and genetically modified crops (GMO), also covering the bioethics of stem cells and GMO and biofuels. Students must earn a cumulative passing grade for all work, including laboratory and lecture exams, experimental write-ups and projects.

Prerequisite: Biology Co-requisite: Chemistry Grades: 11-12

High School credit earned: .5 credit per block each semester

May earn DMACC credit as follows:
BIO 104 Introduction to Biology 3 credits (F)
BIO 191 Introduction to Biotechnology 3 credits (S)

 SDV 164 Electronic Portfolio 2 credits (S)

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