Singapore University of Social Sciences

Experimental Biomedical Laboratory Skills

Applications Open: 01 April 2019

Applications Close: 31 May 2019

Next Available Intake: July 2019

Course Types: Modular Undergraduate Course

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: $1442 View More Details on Fees

Area of Interest: Science & Technology

Schemes: Lifelong Learning Credit (L2C)

Funding: To be confirmed


Synopsis

BME261 Experimental Biomedical Laboratory Skills equips students with the techniques and methods available to address experimental biomedical research. Focusing on common biomedical research techniques such as biomolecule extraction and interactions, nucleic acid extraction and analysis, and the latest mobile app tools available for research, students get a hands-on understanding of the technology and capabilities utilised in the latest biomedical research.

Level: 2
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every July

Topics

  • Literature/database search for target genes
  • Basic bioinformatics analysis of target genes
  • Collection of samples for analysis
  • Preparation of biological samples for nucleic extraction
  • Performing PCR amplification
  • Analysis of sequences and modeling
  • Using common molecular enzymes
  • Basic molecular manipulation
  • Nucleic extraction from gel
  • Nucleic acid extraction from PCR
  • Nucleic acid extraction from samples
  • Analysis of nucleic acids

Learning Outcome

  • Explain PDB and experimental structure determination
  • Discuss electrophoresis and sequencing
  • Define cloning, restriction sites, TOPO, primer based cloning
  • Identify competent cells and their functions
  • Use relevant research-based search engines such as Pubmed and Google scholar, Smartphone apps
  • Apply computational analysis (BLAST, DNA2App, ClustalW, Bioinformatics EXPASY, secondary structure prediction) and structural analysis for Mutations (for affinity maturation)
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