BTEC 4300. Chromosome Preparation and Analysis. 2-4-4.
Prerequisite: "C" or better grade in BIOL 3300 and BIOL 3327.
An extensive preparatory course designed to give students hands-on experience with the methods used in the preparation of human chromosomes. Collection techniques, culture procedures, harvesting protocol and slide preparation will be followed by analysis and interpretation of karyotypes, both normal and abnormal. Clinical implications of abnormal karyotypes will also be included as will proper use of various types of microscopes and image capture and analysis by computer.