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.
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
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.