Feb 24, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog

BIO 280 Biotechnology

Lecture: 2 Lab: 3 Clinic: 0 Credits: 3
This course provides experience in selected laboratory procedures. Topics include proper laboratory techniques in biology and chemistry. Upon completion, students should be able to identify laboratory techniques and instrumentation in basic biotechnology.

This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a premajor and/or elective course requirement.

Pre-requisite(s): BIO 111 , CHM 131 , or CHM 151 .
Course is typically offered in Spring (when offered).
Course has transfer restrictions - 20 years

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
At the completion of the course, the students should be able to do the following:

  1. Distinguish important historical events and figures in the development of biotechnology processes during the past century.
  2. Differentiate among the general properties of biological cells, including major organelles and their respective functions.
  3. Differentiate among the function of the basic properties of DNA, RNA and proteins.
  4. Relate the basic principles of inheritance patterns in organisms.
  5. Analyze inheritance patterns of genes in humans and interpret what type of inheritance is displayed.
  6. Demonstrate the principles of recombinant DNA technology, including cloning, DNA sequencing, PCR, cell culture and immunological techniques.
  7. Analyze the organization of and the job opportunities found within biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies.
  8. Evaluate the drug development process.
  9. Design a clinical trial protocol.
  10. Diagram the operating principles of the regulatory agencies that approve pharmaceutical products.
  11. Distinguish the rights inherent in intellectual property and patents.
  12. Analyze what can be patented and how patents affect company profits.
  13. Analyze global and ethical issues that affect decisions made by researchers at biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies.