PCC / Class Schedule / Summer 2014: Credit / Bioscience Technology /

BIT102 Curr Topics in Bioscience Tech

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Provides an overview of current topics in Bioscience Technology. Includes recombinant DNA technology, bioremediation, forensics, genetically modified organisms (GMO), stem cell technology, pharmaceutical drug discovery and medical devices as well as ethical and legal issues surrounding biotechnology today. Recommend: BI 112 or BI 211 or equivalent. Audit available.  (For detailed information, see the Course Content and Outcome Guide ).


Distance Education: Web Course Information

CRN 31811

From the Instructor:
Dr. Jayme Gallegos has been teaching with PCC in the Rock Creek biology and biotechnology departments for 5 years. She loves science and teaching and has taught a wide range of classes dealing with several aspects of bioscience. She has a background in medical science and was a cancer researcher for over 13 years. She currently teaches this course online as well as BI 101 and also is a assistant professor at University of Western States teaching in the chiropractic doctorate program. If you want to know more about current scientific events, how the bioscience industry works, what a GMO food really is, what DNA really does for us, or how Glofish are made, you should take this class!
Course Specific Requirements:
Required Texts: Biotechnology Demystified: A Self-Teaching Guide, Sharon Walker, McGraw Hill, 2007. ISBN-13: 978-0-07-144812-3. Biotechnology Fundamentals, Firdos Alam Khan, CRC Press, 2012, ISBN: 978-1-4398-2009-4. Also, an online version of this textbook is available from the publisher. Suggested Texts: Campbell Biology, 9th Edition, Reece, Urry, Cain, Wasserman, Minorsky, Jackson, Benjamin Cummings, 2011. ISBN:978-0-321-55823-7. (Or other recent biology reference text.) Course Outcomes: Themes: o Application of basic principles in the generation of useful biological tools o Ethical, legal, global, and social issues in the application of biotechnology o Driving forces relevant to the bioscience industry Concepts o Genetic information o Control of gene expression o Structure/function relationships o Technology (application of science) Issues: o New and emerging technologies o Alternative or conflicting points of view o Ethical decision making o Impact of international and cultural differences Skills: o Provide examples of traditional and modern biotechnology. o Distinguish between biotechnology, genetic engineering, and bioscience technology. o Demonstrate a working understanding of the relationship between DNA, RNA and protein and explain why this is central to genetic engineering. o Define and be able to use the terminology of basic biochemistry and molecular biology and key terminology in biotechnology. o Describe the key steps in the production of a recombinant pharmaceutical product. o Explain applications of bioscience in agriculture, medicine, environmental science, and forensics. o Describe the impact of biotechnology on the agricultural industry, medicine, and the environment. o Describe examples of bioremediation and biotreatment, and discuss the role of naturally occurring vs. genetically engineered organisms in bioremediation o Describe current advances and issues in personalized medicine. o Provide several applications of stem cell technology in medicine and research. o Recognize ethical, legal and/or social issues which may arise as a result of advances in bioscience technology.
Web Technical Requirements:
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Students with Disabilities:
Students with disabilities should notify their instructor if accommodations are needed to take this class. For information about technologies that help people with disabilities in taking Web based distance learning classes please visit the Office for Students with Disabilities website.
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  CRN Campus / Bldg / Rm Time Days Dates
WEB » 31811 - 23-Jun-2014 thru 30-Aug-2014
Instructor: Jayme R Gallegos
Tuition: credit Fees: $20.00
For information, contact Rock Creek