101 syllabus Spring 2011 ag-final

101 syllabus Spring 2011 ag-final - Montgomery College...

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Montgomery College Program in Biotechnology Germantown Campus BT101 Introduction to biotechnology Spring 2011 Instructor information Name: Andrea Gyorgy, Ph.D. E-mail: [email protected] Office Phone: (240) 567-1830 Office: HT 408 BSMaT Office: (240) 567-7722 Address: 20200 Observation Drive, Germantown, MD 20876 Fax: (240) 567-7723 Office Hours: Monday 2-3PM and Wednesday 2:30 to 4:30PM; or by appointment General course information Title: Introduction to biotechnology 2 credits CRN 35083 Meeting time M and W 12 noon to 12:50 (M and W 5:30 to 6:20 pm) Location HT 403 Instructor Gyorgy Course format: Lecture Course description This course is designed to introduce the student to the concepts of biotechnology as they relate to working in the biotechnology industry. Included are overviews of product development, GLP and cGMP, employer expectations, basic laboratory math and statistics, buffer preparation, handling of equipment and reagents (e.g., enzymes), introduction to experimental design, safety considerations, ethics at the workplace, and introduction to relevant biotech databases available on the Web. Two hours each week. Prerequisites: none Corequisites: none Specific outcomes Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to: - Describe and explain the basic scientific principles of biotechnology such as cells, DNA, proteins, cloning, and PCR - Describe and explain the business of biotechnology and describe the development of a biotech product, particularly therapeutics and the different units and functions of a business – R&D, PD, HR, and Finance
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- Describe and explain the principles of microbial, plant, animal, medical and forensic biotechnology - Describe the role of the FDA and other regulatory agencies in the biotechnology industry – explain the need for the FDA and the concepts of GLP and cGMP - Prepare a resume and cover letter toward finding and applying for jobs in the biotech industry Texts and supplies Textbook: Thiemann, William J. and Michael A. Palladino, Introduction to biotechnology, 2 nd Edition, 2008, Pearson Benjamin Cummings, ISBN-10 0321491459; ISBN-13 978-0321491459. Check alternative resources for this textbook: http://www.bookbyte.com/product.aspx? Supplies: Scientific calculator Websites A number of web sites address biotechnology. Wikipedia ( www.wikipedia.org ) is an okay place to look for information on specific topics – the scientific topics are usually accurate but not always clearly written. The Biotechnology Industry Organization ( www.BIO.org ) is the national industry organization; www.MDBIO.org is the MD Biotechnology Industry Organization. The Tech Council of MD ( http://www.techcouncilmd.com/ ) has useful information. Local biotechnology companies such as Human Genome Sciences, MedImmunue, and BioReliance have websites as well. Tentative course schedule
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