MLAB 2321 Molecular Diagnostics for Clinical Laboratory Science
 

Spring 2016 Schedule - Revisions will be made throughout the semester. The instructor will notify you by email when modifications have been made.

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Textbook: Molecular Diagnostics: Fundamentals, Methods and Clinical Applications, 2nd edition.
Authors: Lela Buckingham and Maribeth Flaws. ISBN-13: 978-0-8036-2677-5


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Units of Instruction
Reading Assignments Assignments
Jan 19 1. Cell Structure and Function
2. Genetics
Online
Online
Post your introduction to BlackBoard - Due by Sunday, Jan 25th
Family Pedigree and Pedigree Analysis (posted in Genetics Assignments) assignments Due by midnight Sunday, Jan 25th
Application process - MUST BE SUBMITTED BY STATED DUE DATE
Jan 26 3.DNA
4. RNA
Chap 1
Chap 2
DNA Due by midnight Sunday, Feb 1st
Feb 2 5. Proteins
6. Nucleic Acid Extraction Methods
Chap 3
Chap 4
EXAM 1 Covers Units 1-5 Available February 6-8th
Feb 16 7. Resolution and Detection of Nucleic Acids
8. Analysis and Characterization of Nucleic Acids and Proteins
Chap 5
Chap 6
Feb 23 9. Nucleic Acid Amplification Chap 7
EXAM 2 Covers Units 6 - 9 Available February 27th - March 1st
March 2 10. Chromosomal Structure and Chromosomal Mutations Chap 8
March 9 11 Gene Mutations Chap 9
SPRING BREAK MARCH 16-20th
March 23 12. DNA Sequencing Chap 10
March 30 13. DNA Polymorphisms and Human Identification Chap 11
Complete the Chapter 11 Case Studies 1-3 from the FA Davis Website write down your answers, submit by taking the quizz in "Assignments" by Sunday, April 5th
EXAM 3 Covers Units 10 -13 Available April 3-5th
April 6 14. Detection and Identification of Microorganisms Chap 12
Microorganism chart - Due Sunday, April 12th
Microoganism strain typing methods - Due Sunday, April 12th
Complete the Chapter 12 Case Studies 1-3 from the FA Davis Website, write down your answers, submit by taking the quizz in "Assignments"by Sunday, April 12th.
April 13 15. Molecular Detection of Inherited Diseases Chap 13
Complete the Chapter 13 Case Studies 1-2 from the FA Davis Website , write down your answers, submit by taking the quizz in "Assignments" by Sunday, April 19th.
April 20 16. Molecular Oncology Chap 14
Controversy and Moral Dilemnas in Oncology Testing Due by Sunday, April 20th, respond to classmate by Sunday, April 26th
Molecular Oncology Test Questions Due by Sunday, April 26th
Health Vault Due by Sunday, April 26th
Complete the Chapter 14 Case Studies 1-2 from the FA Davis Website write down your answers, submit by taking the quizz in "Assignments"by Sunday, April 26th.
April 27 17. DNA Based Tissue Typing
Chap 15
Review "Dating by DNA" in Discussion Board- Post by May 3rd
Complete the Chapter 15 Case Studies 1-2 from the FA Davis Website and submit results to "Assignments" Sunday, May 3rd.
EXAM 4 Covers 14-17 Available May 1-3rd
May 4 18. QA and QC in the Molecular Laboratory Chap 16
Complete the Chapter 16 Case Studies 1-2 from the FA Davis Website write down your answers, submit by taking the quizz in "Assignments" Sunday, May 6th.
 
COMPREHENSIVE FINAL EXAMINATION  Available May 11-17th.

Exam Contents

Exam
LAST DAY TO TAKE
Topics Covered
Exam 1 Sunday, February 2nd
  1. Cell Structure and Function
  2. Genetics
  3. DNA
  4. RNA
  5. Proteins
Exam 2 Sunday, March 2nd 6 . Nucleic Acid Extraction Methods
7. Resolution and Detection of Nucleic Acids
8. Analysis and Characterization of Nucleic Acids and Proteins
9. Nucleic Acid Amplification
Exam 3 Sunday, April 6th 10. Chromosomal Structure and Chromosomal Mutations
11. Gene Mutations
12. DNA Sequencing
13. DNA Polymorphisms and Human Identification
Exam 4 Sunday, April 27th 14. Detection and Identification of Microorganisms
15. Molecular Detection of Inherited Diseases
16. Molecular Oncology
17. DNA Based Tissue Typing


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