Fall 2023 - HSCI 336 D100
Health and Life Sciences Laboratory (4)
Class Number: 4681
Delivery Method: In Person
An introduction to selected wet bench laboratory techniques common to biomedical health research. The skills learned will focus on observation, communication, problem solving and critical thinking. These fundamental laboratory skills are designed to prepare students to perform future laboratory studies in many areas of health science research. Students who have taken HSCI 373 under this topic in Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 may not take this course for further credit.
Introduction to selected wet bench laboratory techniques common to biomedical health research. These fundamental laboratory skills are designed to prepare students to perform laboratory studies in many areas of health sicence research. It will enable students to gain competence in routine experimental techniques and calculations. The course will cover basic laboratory techniques in cell and moleculrar biology with a focus on animal cell culture techniques. Methods of data acquisition, analysis, and written and oral reporting skills will also be covered. Collaboration and teamwork are key features of this course.
The course is offered either in the lab or in a classroom depending on the day.
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
The skills learned will focus on observation, communication, problem-solving and critical thinking.
- Lab reports/Lab notebook 40%
- Participation & meeting presentations 35%
- Final exam & Quizzes 25%
HSCI 336-4 is a pilot version of a new 300-level laboratory course serving as preparation and pre-requisite for the 400-level laboratory courses in the Faculty of Health Sciences: HSCI 440, HSCI 441, and HSCI 442.
Prior successful completion of MBB231 is the prerequisite for this course.
MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:
Students should bring a laboratory notebook, laboratory coat, safety goggles and portable USB drive to each lab session. Also, a laptop with Excel is necessary in several occasions.
REQUIRED READING NOTES:
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