Essential Math for Biotechnology-GMS BT 208

Essential Math for Biotechnology

Dates: All year

By: Boston University

Location: Boston

Credits: 4

Prereq: BT 108 (Intro Lab Math) or equivalent. This course prepares students for math calculations commonly used in biotech/biomedical laboratories, and in BLCS courses such as BT 110 (Intro Biomed Lab Sci), BT 411 (Protein Purific.), and BT 454 (Cell Culture). Topics include scientific notation, metric system, solution concentration, dilutions, and logarithmic scales. Some classes are held in the laboratory so that students can apply math skills to solution making, serial dilutions and standard curves. Students also develop strategies for solving word problems and explore the essential elements of data organization, summarization and presentation. Some laboratory exercises.

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