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Palm Beach State College

College Catalog 2018-2019

Palm Beach State College

BSC2426C - Introduction to Biotechnology Instrumentation Lab (AA)

Credits/Clock Hours:
2 credits (1 lecture hour, 3 lab hours)

This course is designed to provide hands-on experience in basic and essential instrumentation skills required in chemistry, molecular biology and biotechnology. Students will learn the basics of laboratory safety, aseptic technique, measurements and calculations and preparation of solutions/samples. This knowledge will then be applied to advanced instrumentation utilizing spectrophotometers, centrifuges, thermal cyclers, automated DNA sequencing by PAGE, GC/MS, FPLC, and bioreactors. Students will also gain a well-rounded understanding of the maintenance of these various instruments, from ordering supplies to requesting technical support and daily/monthly maintenance.

Prerequisites: BSC1010, BSC1010L, BSC2421, BSC2421L (with a grade of C or higher); Recommended Corequisites: CHM1046, CHM1046L (with a grade of C or higher)

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