Course focuses on the techniques, procedures and protocols, as well as the fundamental concepts, of assays used in the clinical molecular laboratory. These assays analyze DNA and RNA isolated from human specimens in order to diagnose human disease. Topics covered include DNA extraction, polymerase chain reaction (PCR), electrophoresis, DNA sequencing, DNA fingerprinting, and other assays for detection of unique DNA or RNA sequences. Laboratory sessions cover contemporary procedures for diagnostic testing including DNA isolation, real-time quantitative PCR, DNA fingerprinting, and electrophoresis.
Examines basic principles and mechanisms of the immune system in the physiologic condition and in disease. Immune mechanisms in infections, hypersensitivity reactions, autoimmunity, immunodeficiencies, as well as tumor and transplantation immunology are discussed. Lecture and laboratory.
Examination and critical review of the literature pertaining to the bioscience disciplines of biotechnology, cytotechnology and medical technology. Students present research articles from contemporary literature for critical discussion. Students submit a written synopsis of two presented articles and one webinar of their choice. Graduate students, in addition, select a novel lab test or lab equipment found in the literature and produce a comprehensive proposal request suitable for publication.
Emphasis is placed on the acquisition of methods and techniques for extending the scientific base of knowledge for laboratory practice. Research studies which address questions of impact on laboratory science and which are drawn from an interdisciplinary health perspective, serve as the focus for discussion. Research designs and related statistical processes are examined in terms of their appropriateness for addressing various laboratory practice problems. (Cross-listed with NU 603, OT 603, PT 603)
Completion of teaching and learning experience(s) in classroom, on-line and/or laboratory practice settings. Students acquire and demonstrate fundamental knowledge and practical skills in education administration, delivery and evaluation.
This course will provide students with research exploration of a specific topic of interest to the individual student under the advisement of an instructor who will monitor and critique the student’s progress
This course aims to provide a solid foundation in conducting quality literature-based research at the graduate level in the fields of Medical Laboratory Science, Cytotechnology and Biotechnology. Emphasis will be placed on how to locate and make the best use of relevant sources, development of an appreciation of scientific inquiry and development of skills needed for the creation of appropriate academic outputs (journal quality review articles and research presentations).