Recommended Courses

PATH 547 (3 credits)
Techniques in Molecular Biology and Experimental Pathology. Students will learn restriction enzyme digests, Northern and Southern blotting, cloning, DNA sequencing, polymerase chain reaction technology, electron microscopy, and fluorescein-activated cell sorting. This is a recommended but not required course.  
Course Objectives:
  • To survey and use a range of molecular techniques (from old to new) that would prepare a researcher for molecular biology work.
  • To focus on the biochemical principles in these techniques for best practices in troubleshooting and modifying experiments.
  • To to provide an opportunity for public science engagement, in the form of science writing assignments that aim to engage a layman reader.
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PATH 548L (3 credits) Experimental Design and Considerations for Data Collection, Presentation, Analysis and Interpretation
(runs Apr - June) This course will provide students with insight about study design, data collection, data presentation, data analysis, and data interpretation. Course Coordinator: Dr. Helene Cote
Course Objectives:
  • Design a study and an analysis plan
  • Identify sources of error, variability, and bias
  • Present data transparently and informatively
  • Perform simple statistical analyses using statistical software
  • Read the scientific literature critically
  • Know when and how to interact with a biostatistician
  PATH 548L SSC Course Schedule Listing