BIO273 - Biology

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Subject Title

Subject Description
This subject is a continuation of Biology 173. The study of nucleic acids and proteins will continue with an emphasis on the mechanism of their synthesis. The study of cell division, the basis of heredity and patterns of gene and human chromosomal inheritance will follow this. The laboratory techniques developed in Biology 173 will be incorporated into basic biological experimentation including bacterial growth, enzyme induction and isolation of DNA.

Credit Status
Programs: BTA, CHY, CLP, CLT

Student academic progress in these programs will be monitored over the first two semesters. Since the number of seats at the third semester level is limited, students who fail to maintain a semester grade point average of at least 2.5 during their first year, will be transferred to an alternate program within the School of Biological Sciences and Applied Chemistry.

Prerequisites: Biology 173 or equivalent.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Understand the basics of enzymes and items that affect the rate of an enzymatic reaction.
2. Understand the events that occur in the synthesis of a protein from replication, to transcription to translation;
3. Understand the relationship of cell division, both mitosis and meiosis, to the cell cycle and the organism;
4. Understand the basics of Mendelian genetics and solve basic genetic problems;
5. Understand the relationship of chromosomes to the development of hereditary characteristics;
6. Work safely, efficiently, and accurately in a laboratory setting;
7. Develop laboratory skills required for future laboratory courses and for future employment;
8. Work independently within a laboratory environment and work co-operatively within a team environment;
9. Use observational and critical thinking skills to develop pathways to solve individual laboratory questions;
10. Identify possible experimental errors in laboratory endeavors;

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.