COURSE DESCRIPTION: The field of Biomedical research has been enormously influenced by advances in techniques, with vast array of different technical approaches and analytical methods now being used to address biological questions. The aim of this course is to provide students with a rigorous "hands-on" experience in a number of the most recent methods that have revolutionized biomedical research in this last decade such as confocal imaging, total internal reflectance fluorescence, microPet, patch clamping, genetically engineered optical probes, proteomics, bio-informatics, brain imaging and activity. Because the course involves mainly laboratory work, it will be offered to a limited number of students (maximum of six and minimum of three), and will be given one day a week for 8 weeks. Classes will be 6 hrs each.
REQUIRED MATERIALS: N/A
STUDENT PREPARATION: N/A
SUITABLE FOR 1ST YEAR STUDENTS: No.
UNIQUE TRAINING OFFERED IN THIS COURSE: The course provides a unique opportunity for “hands-on” experience on a variety of approaches.
STUDENT ASSESSMENTS: Students will be graded (Pass - Fail) according to their participation during the course and elaboration of a brief project that will be presented at the end of the classes
CREDIT HOURS: 4.0