Biotechnology for MD

MELT 305 Biotechnology for Medical Laboratory

COURSE INFORMATION
Course Title:                Biotechnology for Medical Laboratory.
Code:                          MELT 305.
Hours:                         Lec – 2 Hrs.    Lab – 0 Hrs.    Cln – 0 Hr.    Credit hrs. – 2.
Prerequisite:                None.
Level/Semester:           3rd level - Fall.
Department offering the course:     Medical Laboratory Technology/Faculty of Health Sciences.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course is involved with understanding basic principles of biotechnology in the medical laboratory.

COURSE AIM
This course provides an introduction to biotechnology and its applications in a variety of medical, clinical and science disciplines. Topics covered include basic microbiology techniques and DNA and protein purification/separation techniques. This course emphasizes basic laboratory skills essential for beginning level employment in clinical, pharmaceutical and biotechnology laboratories, in addition to understanding biotechnology ethics and regulations. This course is well suited to students in all majors programs, including medical laboratory technologists.

TEACHING AND LEARNING METHODS
Illustrated lecture using personal computer, data show and white board.
Laboratory experiments
Research work.
Group discussion.
Video films.

LIST OF REFERENCES
Introduction to Biotechnology; 3rd Edition (2013) – William J. Thieman and Michael A. Palladino. Pearson Higher Education, USA (http://www.pearsonhighered.com).
Biotechnology; 1st Edition (2012) – David Clark and Nanette Pazdernik. Academic Press Cell (http://www.elsevier.com).
Gene Biotechnology; 3rd Edition, 2011. William Wu. CRC Press, Taylor and Francis, Inc. (www.tandf.co.uk).
Industrial Biotechnology; 1st Edition, 2010. Wim Soetaert. John Wiley & Sons (www.wiley.com).
Managing Technological Innovation: Competitive Advantage from Change; 3rd Edition, 2011. Frederick Betz. John Wiley & Sons (www.wiley.com).
Molecular Biotechnology: Principles and Applications of Recombinant DNA; 4th Edition, 2010. Bernard R. Glick. American Society of Microbiology (www.asm.org).
http://www.annclinlabsci.org/  
www.PubMed.gov
www.biomedcentral.com
http://cancerres.aacrjournals.org/
http://www.clinchem.org/