Learning Outcomes Chart Biotech BS (8-15-2011

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BS BioTechnology
Learning Outcomes

1:

Broad Range of Biological Knowledge

2:

Ap
p
lication of Laboratory Skills

3:

Use Scientific Method to Reach Valid
Conclusions

4:

Logical/Analytical Thinking, Detailed
Observations

5:

Find, Read, Critically
Evaluate Primary
Scientific Literature

6:

Oral/Written Communication Skills Relevant
to Professional Bio Positions

7:

Exposure

to Professional/Ethical Behavior
.
Recognize & Evaluate Ethical
/
Social Implications
of Biology


8:

Demonstrate Course of Study
that
Implements Hypothesis Based Research in
Biology Suitable for Pursuing an Application
within Context of Biotechnology,
BioPharmaceutical
/
Industrial
/
Governmental
Fields or Higher Academic Degree

9:

Applied Research Skills in Investigation

of
Biotechnol
ogy Concepts

Required:












Biol
-
L107

Biological Concepts












Demonstrate understanding and use of the Scientific Method



a) Generate Information by Observation, experimentation, Reflection, Reasoning



b) Read and Construction tabular
and Graphical Data



c) Transfer Information to new settings



d) Analyze, Synthesize, Evaluate, Apply Information to solve problems



e) Understand how Scientific Theories are formulated, tested, validated



f) Recognize Similarities and Differences betwe
en scientific knowledge and other forms




of knowledge













Demonstrate understanding of
selected
Basic Principles & Concepts about Living Things




that are preparation for future biology/health
-
related courses













Develop Scientific
Writing and Speaking Skills. Practice Precise written communication













Demonstrate use of Quantitative Skills: expressing information in quantitative form and



interpreting quantitative information












Evaluate scientific information presented in the media. Discover the relationship of



biology to everyday experiences.













Discuss Ethical Issues related to biology, demonstrate familiarity with aspects of biology



that affect their daily lives and those concepts needed to make decisions as citizens of



the world













Develop skills in Laboratory Procedures and Safety. How science is conducted by doing



some activities that scientists do.













Develop skills working in groups to clarify course concepts, solve problems, complete



writing assignments.













Complete semester
-
long Research Project

























Biol
-
T101 Intro
duction

to BioTech
nology












Demonstrate
understanding of fundamental vocabulary and concepts of biotechnology













Demonstrate ability to communicate concepts in written form














Demonstrate ability of critically evaluate new biotechnology.

























Biol
-
T105
Basic Lab Tech












Demonstrate Skills: Solution Preparation, Protocol Adherence, Use of Basic Lab



Equipment/Tools















Demonstrate use of Materials necessary for Scientific Experiments
















Demonstrate Correct Scientific
Calculations














Recognize When Additional Assistance is Warranted, Trouble
-
Shoot Lab



Conduct and Experimentation




























Biol
-
T201 Bioinformatics












Describe Process of Transposing of Biological Information into Computer
-
Based



Information















Demonstrate Retrieval of Biological Data from Public Databases














Demonstrate Analysis Skills of Data Retrieval and Evaluation



























Biol
-
T305 Adv BioTech Lab












Demonstrate Lab Skills including Experiment Design, Protocol Development,



Solution Preparation
















Design Feasible Research Plan, addressing a Specific Scientific Question and



Implement the Resulting Research Program
















Demonstrate Team
-
Oriented Work Skills













Demonstrate Lab Skills Using Modern Scientific Applications and Apparatus















Demonstrate Critical Thinking Skills, Problem Solving Skills, Communication of



Scientific Ideas and Principles through Written/Oral Presentation Methods






























Biol
-
L315 Cell












Recognize and describe
what tissues,
cells and cell organelles are













Recognize and
describe
the structure, function and regulation of the various














components of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells, including macromolecules, membranes



and cell organelles


Describe
how
cells communicate and interact with each other and the environment













Describe

how energy is generated and utilized in cells













Describe on Introductory level

the concept of gene expression and regulation













Evaluate the
various techniques used to study cell biology













Apply their knowledge of cell biology to read, understand and present scientific articles



related to the field.

























Biol
-
L314 Genetics












U
se scientific method
for
evaluating experiments


















W
rite/communicate with scientific language and in standard scientific methods

















A
pply critical assessment

and analysis to experimental work



















U
se cellular genetic material basis to differentiate media hype and quality



medical discovery


























Chem
-
C483

Bio
-
Chem
istry












Discuss

basic knowledge of

bioc
hemistry as an evolving science













A
pply concepts of
chemistry to explain the properties of biological molecules














D
emonstrate an understanding of basic concepts and design of metabolism.













D
ifferentiate between the structure of DNA, RNA and proteins













G
ive examples of
molecules of life and show the synthesis pathways and their regulation













O
utline signal transduction pathways













C
alculate energy changes in biological pathways and how energy is stored in biological



systems













Identify various regulatory and catalytic strategies that alter the catalytic and anabolic



pathways
























Purdue OLS331

Occup
ational

H
ealth and Safety












(to Be Determined January 2012, class being changed)























Biol
-
L498

Internship












Independent
limited instruction/laboratory work/off
-
campus experience
























Biol
-
L452 Capstone












Demonstrate ability to think like a scientist: critical
-
thinking and problem
-
solving, quality



of the thinking



























10

Credit Hrs from the Following:












Biol
-
L211/213

Molecular












(To Be Included January 2012)























Biol
-
M310/315


Micro
Biology















describe criteria of modern cell theory, describe characteristics, morphology, organelles



of the major lineages of cellular life: prokaryotic and eukaryotic cell archetypes












D
escribe microbial cellular systems as mechanistic processes, compare systems and



structures found in prokaryotic and eukaryotic microbes.














D
escribe taxonomic relationships of microbial lineages and apply different methods to



identify
organisms to the genus level.













A
pply knowledge of microbial s
ystems to medical, ecological,
industrial applications
















D
emonstrate critical thinking skills, problem solving skills, communication of scientific



ideas and
principles through written/oral presentation methods































Other Courses by Faculty Approval



























Support/Prerequisite Courses:












Math
-
K300

Statistics












Demonstrate the ability

to represent and interpret data graphically














Demonstrate the ability in

basic descriptive statistics












Demonstrate the ability
to conduct inferential statistical
analysis 300














Demonstrate the ability
to perform various
test
s

of hypothesis














Demonstrate the ability to calculate

analysis
of variance












Apply software programs such as Stat Crunch in analyzing data

























Math
-
M215

Calculus I












Calculate and Interpret finite

and infinite limits, derivatives, integrals














Apply concepts of derivatives and integrals to solving application problems














Analyze physical phenomena using derivatives and integrals

























Chem
-
C105/125

Gen
eral

Chem
istry I












D
escribe quantum
-
mechanical atomic model relative to periodic table












Illustrate c
hemical bon
ding features with appropriate c
hemical formulas















Compare/c
ontrast VSEPR,
valence bond, molecular orbital
theories















A
pply nomenclature rules to molecular and ionic substances















D
etermine empirical formula of a compound from experimental data















D
istinguish strong/weak electrolytes, including acids/bases















P
redict precipitation reactions from solubility rules















E
xpress solution concentration in appropriate unit















D
istinguish between chemical and physical changes















B
alance chemical equation and apply stoichiometry to
problem solving














P
erform dimensional

analysis of units of measurement














P
redict mol
ecular shape and polarity from L
ewis
S
tructures














Maintain Lab Notebook consistent with industry standards

























Chem
-
C106/126


Gen
eral

Chem
istry

II












A
pply log equations to appropriate relationships













A
pply thermodynamic/kinetic data to predict

reaction course













D
istinguish between rate constants and equilibrium constants













S
ketch plots of rate laws












Predict
equilibrium shift of reaction
with Le Chatelier’s Principle














Identify
conjugate acid
-
base pairs














Rate
acid str
e
ngth and buffering c
apacity to pH,
K
a

and p
K
a















B
alance oxidation
-
reduction equations, determine oxidation

states












D
istinguish between chemical reactions and nuclear reactions












I
dentify seven most common organic functional groups












N
ame four basic types of hydrocarbons












Identify Chiral Center in a
structural formula












Maintain Lab Notebook consistent with industry standards

























Chem
-
C341/343


Org
anic

Chem
istry

I












Identify
name of organic molecule by observing structure and vice versa, draw



structure of organic molecule from appropriate common/systematic
(IUPAC) n
ame













predict outcome of given set of organic molecules and synthetic reagents using



principles of basic patterns of reactivity and/or identify adequate starting materials to



synthesize simple organic molecule containing one of the common functional groups














Predict o
verall 3
-
D
structure of organic molecules and ionic/radical species that contain



common functional groups by applying principles of bonding, hybridization,



conformation analysis
.














U
se spectroscopic techniques to determine molecular structure. interpret



physical characteristics of common organic functional groups















S
afely handle lab glassware, equipment, chemical reagents.

know guidelines,



basic knowledge about
common hazards in lab.













I
nterpret lab results/data correctly, report findings in notebook with



appropriate notational/descriptive content, understandable, reproducible
















D
emonstrate how thermodynamic and kinetic principles are used to characterize



organic chemical reaction energy changes, mechanisms, reaction rates.
























Chem
-
C342/344

Org
anic

Chem
istry II












See
Chem
-
C341/343

Organic Chemistry I. Same outcomes, different topics.























Phys
-
P201


Physics I












Define basic physical quantities learned for topics covered the course, using proper



symbols and units. Identify these quantities in various contexts. Write them in proper



mathematical form.












Use physical laws and principles to describe connections between relevant physical



quantities. Demonstrate ability to state these

relationships in mathematical form.












Demonstrate problem
-
solving skills in a variety of topics: list known quantities and



equations, prepare and label a relevant diagram, use algebra tools to solve for unknown



quantity.













With defined laboratory procedure, observe physical phenomena, gather and tabulate



data with traditional measuring instruments and with computer
-
interfaced sensors.



Demonstrate ability to record, organize, label data obtained from observed quantity.













Demonstrate ability to group and analyze data and interpret observations verbally. Carry



out statistical calculations to determine precision, accuracy, sources of error. Compare



data gathered/calculated to predictions deduced by mathematical calculations from



the learned physical laws and principles. Perform graphical computer analysis to verify



proportionality relationships and functional relationships of physical variable
s.

























Phys
-
P201


Physics II












See Phys
-
P201 Physics II. Same outcomes but different topics.