This is an introduction to commonly utilized laboratory equipment and methods. Topics include media and solution preparation, instrument care and calibration, laboratory mathematics, record keeping, GMP/GLP regulations, and methods for isolating and purifying important biological molecules. This class will provide students with the background necessary for subsequent Biotechnology courses. Prerequisite/Co-requisite: BIO-112 General Biology I and CHM-165 General Chemistry I or equivalent. May be taken concurrently with BPT-149 Biotechnology Methods I Lab.
FlexNet courses are taught via the internet using iNET (located in TritonPass). Students can enroll in a FlexNet course at any time throughout the semester as long as there is space available in the course, except the last three weeks of the term. Students have until the end of the term to complete the course from the time of enrollment and payment. All FlexNet courses end on the same date, the last day of the term, no matter the enrollment date. FlexNet courses do not have weekly deadlines, but it is highly recommended for students to stay on task.
Instructor: Julie Ehresmann
Phone: (515) 574-1222