Diagnostic Techniques in Molecular Pathology

CLS358 (Not Liberal Arts) Diagnostic Techniques in Molecular Pathology 3 hrs. 3 crs. This course presents the applications of biotechnology methods to diagnose disease. These techniques are used to define the composition of DNA and RNA to allow for detection and identification of microbial pathogens, genetic disorders, and malignant cells. This course will introduce students to gene probe applications, polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technology, and gene sequencing. Proteomics will also be addressed with a focus on flow cytometry applications. Preq: CLS 330; CLS 252. Coreq: CLS 352; CLS 343; CLS 357; Coreq for WI: WRIT 301 or WRIT 302 or WRIT 303.