Jun 21, 2024  
2023-2024 College Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
2023-2024 College Catalog and Student Handbook
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BIOS 1010 - Introduction to Bioscience Lab Technique


Academic Division:

Health Sciences


Academic Discipline:

Bioscience


Assistant Dean: Leesa Cox, MBA, PTA
4 Credit(s)
Introduction to Bioscience Lab Techniques is designed to give students an introduction to the scientific concepts and laboratory research techniques currently used in the field of biotechnology. Students develop basic laboratory skills by the examination of the various instruments and methods of analysis used in the laboratory today. It will begin with general safety procedures utilized in every lab, and cover more specific issues relating to certain analytical protocol. Critical thinking and communication skills currently used in the biotechnology industry will begin in this course and continue throughout the program. Through reading assignments, laboratory work, and workplace experiences, students will explore and evaluate career opportunities in the field of biotechnology. Semesters available: Day - F UG
2 Lecture Hour(s);
Required Prerequisite Course(s): Take ENGL 0040 , MATH 0084 , CHEM 1010  with a minimum grade of C-.

Required Concurrent Course(s): Take BIOS 1010L  

College Wide Outcomes
College-Wide Learning Outcomes Assessments - - How it is met & When it is met
Communication – Written  
Communication – Speech  
Intercultural Knowledge and Competence  
Critical Thinking  
Information Literacy Research for oral presentation. (Week 14) Information Literacy VALUE Rubric
Quantitative Literacy  

 



Student Learning Outcomes for Course
Outcomes Assessments – How it is met & When it is met

1. Define biotechnology and describe different types of biotechnology and their applications.

Lab Reports-Week 1,2 and 3; First interim exam-Week 6; Final exam

2.Evaluate the specific safety measure that need to be taken in a laboratory setting.

Lab Reports-Week 1,2 and 3; First interim exam-Week 6; Final exam

3. Demonstrate proper measuring techniques of various laboratory materials.

Lab Reports-Week 1,2 and 3; First interim exam-Week 6; Final exam
4. Synthesize the structure, replication and variation of DNA. Lab Reports-Week 4, and 5; First interim exam-Week 6; Final exam
5. Demonstrate accurate biological solutions preparation. Lab Reports-Week 4, and 5; First interim exam-Week 6; Final exam

6. Define recombinant DNA technology and explain how it is used to clone genes and manipulate DNA.

Lab Reports-Week 6 and 7; Second interim exam-Week 12; Final exam

7. Explain the use of some biotechnologically produced enzymes in industry.

Lab Reports-Week 8; Second interim exam-Week 12; Final exam

8. Describe features of bacteria that make then useful for applications in biotechnology.

Lab Reports-Week 9 and 10; Second interim exam-Week 12; Final exam

9. Define DNA fingerprinting and explain how it can be used in forensic science.

Lab Reports-Week 11 and 12; Second interim exam-Week 12; Final exa

10. Describe different molecular techniques for detecting chromosomal abnormalities and for genetic testing.

Lab Reports-Week 13; Final exam

11. Describe the role of important federal agencies in regulating biotechnology products.

Lab Reports-Week 14; Final exam
12. Define bioethics and explain how it relates to biotechnology. Final exam

 



Standard Grading Scale
93-100      A

90 - 92      A-

87- 89       B+

83 - 86      B

80 -82       B-

77- 79       C+

73 - 76      C

70 -72       C-

67- 69       D+

63 - 66      D

60 -62       D-

00- 59       F


Statement on Diversity
North Central State College believes that every student is a valued and equal member of the community.*  Every student brings different experiences to the College, and all are important in enriching academic life and developing greater understanding and appreciation of one another. Therefore, NC State College creates an inclusive culture in which students feel comfortable sharing their experiences. Discrimination and prejudice have no place on the campus, and the College takes any complaint in this regard seriously. Students encountering aspects of the instruction that result in barriers to their sense of being included and respected should contact the instructor, assistant dean, or dean without fear of reprisal. 

*Inclusive of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin (ancestry), military status (past, present or future), disability, age (40 years or older), status as a parent during pregnancy and immediately after the birth of a child, status as a parent of a young child, status as a foster parent, genetic information, or sexual orientation, 


Standard NCSC Course Policies
Important information regarding College Procedures and Policies can be found on the syllabus supplement located at this link

 

 





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