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Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

STEC 200 Good Laboratory Practice

4 credits

This course introduces students to the principles of laboratory operation for both biology and chemistry. The topics include: preparing experiments, data management, and laboratory safety. Includes laboratory.

Prerequisites: MATH 090 , ABED 046 , or equivalent placement scores, or instructor permission.

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Maintain a safe and productive work environment
  • Interpret information contained within an MSDS (Material Data Safety Sheet) and revise all MSDS in the lab with up-to-date information
  • Demonstrate understanding of OSHA regulations for use, storage, and disposal of hazardous chemicals.
  • Calibrate and maintain laboratory equipment including, but not limited to, balances, pH meters, spectrophotometers, centrifuges, electrophoresis equipment, etc.
  • Prepare for routine laboratory experiments including, but not limited to, stock solution creation, assays, microbial cultures, agar preparation and plating, dilutions, DNA preparation, dissections, basic physiology labs
  • Identify aspects of the product development cycle such as the creation of SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures), data analysis, and written forms and reports
  • Predict the operational needs of a laboratory including maintenance of records, supplies, equipment needs, and stock cultures required
  • Establish and document laboratory operations with the maintenance of a proper lab notebook and effective oral presentations