Course Topics

BLD 830 - Concepts in Molecular Biology
(2 Credits) - Taught Fall and Spring Semesters

  • Genetic Principles
  • Nucleic Acid Chemistry
  • Nucleic Acid Isolation
  • Nucleic Acid Electrophoresis
  • Nucleic Acid Modification
  • Hybridization Dynamics and Transfer Methodologies
  • Detection and Documentation Paradigms
  • Diagnostic Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism (RFLP) Paradigm
  • Diagnostic Amplification Paradigms
  • Diagnostic Non-Amplification Paradigms
  • Nucleic Acid Sequencing and SBT
  • Laboratory Practice and Design
  • Laboratory Management
  • Ethical, Legal, and Societal Issues

BLD 831 - Clinical Application of Molecular Biology
(2 Credits) - Taught Spring and Summer Semesters

  • Transplantation
  • Forensics
  • Oncology
  • Immunology
  • Hematology
  • Pathology
  • Predictive Genetic Testing
  • Immunohematology
  • Pharmacogenetics
  • General Infectious Disease
  • Molecular Virology
  • Pulse Field/Epidemiology
  • Cytogenetics
  • Thrombosis
  • Pot Pourri

BLD 832 - Molecular Pathology Laboratory
(2 Credits) Taught Summer Semester

  • DNA Extraction and Measurement
  • Electrophoresis
  • Hybridization and Transfers
  • Amplification and Detection
  • Techniques of Automated Sequencing