Montgomery College 2024-2025 Catalog 
    May 30, 2024  
Montgomery College 2024-2025 Catalog
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BIOT 120 - Introduction to Cell Culture

An introduction to the basic principles of cell culture. Classification and origin of cells in culture, growth curves and associated calculations, cell culture laboratory equipment, causes of contamination, detection of contamination, environmental monitoring, prevention of contamination, cell line authentication. Cell culture growth environment incubators, atmosphere, buffers, media and media supplements. Experimental design with an emphasis on root cause analysis. Assessment Level(s): ENGL 101 /ENGL 011 , MATH 050 . Two hours lecture.

2 semester hours

May not be taken concurrently with MATH 017  or MATH 020  or MATH 030  or MATH 045  without appropriate Math assessment score.

Course Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

  • Describe the characteristics of mammalian cells grown in vitro.
  • Explain routine laboratory tasks in a cell culture laboratory such as aseptic work, passaging, feeding, and counting cells.
  • Complete commonly used calculations in cell culture such as media preparation, cell counting, and cell concentration dilutions.
  • Understand the basic concepts of experimental design in the context of cell culture.
  • Analyze and evaluate data related to the growth, maintenance, and evaluation of cell cultures.

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