Clinical Laboratory Sciences Course Description


CLLS 3307

Molecular Biology


Primary Instructor:  ZhangCredit Hours:  3

This course is designed to offer the student an introduction to the basic concepts of Molecular Biology and principles of Genetics, as well as a presentation of the methods, underlying concepts and applications of recombinant DNA technology. The student will be given the opportunity to: 1) familiarize themselves with many of the basic concepts of Molecular Biology, including, but not limited to, DNA replication, transcription, translation, DNA damage and repair as well as mutagenesis and genetic exchange; 2) perform experiments which will follow a typical course of research, including cloning, bacterial transformation, DNA isolation, identification, sequencing, as well as mammalian tissue culture techniques and protein expression and purification; 3) perform a number of clinically relevant procedures including isolation of human chromosomal DNA and analysis of DNA, utilizing techniques such as nucleic acid transfer, hybridization, PCR analysis, and DNA fingerprinting; and 4) perform accurately all routine procedures utilized during the course, by completion of the unit in which they are presented, as well as describe laboratory induced errors for each type of procedure.


Prerequisite:  CLLS 3414 Biochemistry
Lab Fee:  $30.00
Lecture Hours:  30
Lab Hours:  60
Syllabus:  Available here.

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