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BTC 280 - Adv Topics in Biology and Biotechnology Seminar

Credits: 1
1 Lecture Hours

Prerequisites: BIO 151  

This seminar exposes students to contemporary biological topics presented by faculty experts.  Topics include immunology, tissue engineering, environmental sustainability, neurology, cancer biology, pathophysiology and forensic analysis.  Students will learn about local workforce opportunities by regional corporations.  Emphasis is placed on building critical thinking skills through discussion of concepts through examination of articles and lecture.  This course is graded on a pass/fail basis.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Define the role of the immune system in biotechnology applications.
  2. Classify scaffold materials utilized in tissue repair and regeneration.
  3. Identify regional environmental biology key concepts.
  4. Differentiate nervous system role in controlling body functions.
  5. Compare signal transduction pathways for cancer disease progression.
  6. Identify abnormal physiology and histology in diseased tissue.
  7. Distinguish data collection and interpretation utilized in forensic analysis.
Listed Topics
  1. Immunology
  2. Regenerative medicine and tissue engineering
  3. Environmental biotechnology
  4. Neurology
  5. Cancer biology
  6. Pathophysiology
  7. Forensic analysis
Reference Materials
Textbooks/materials as required by instructor.
Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Quantitative and Scientific Reasoning
Approved By: Bullock, Quintin Date Approved: 04/11/2019

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