Biomedical Instrumentation and Imaging
GMS BT 220
Prereq: BT 110 (Intro Biomed Lab Sci), BT 405 (Biochem), BT 342 (Cell Bio) and knowledge of molecular biology. This course examines the scientific principles of life science instruments commonly found in modern biomedical laboratories. Students learn hands-on the fundamentals of assay development using optical instruments such as, spectrophotometers, fluorescent microscopes, plate readers, bioimagers, and real-time PCR thermocyclers. Sound experimental design, including the use of appropriate controls and consideration of instrument sensitivity, are addressed using the students' own experiments as well as examples from the scientific literature. Students process their data, including microscope images using computer freeware. Laboratory course.