Animal cell and tissue culture - 10206324
Course Title
Animal cell and tissue culture
Course Number
10206324
Instructor Name
ashraf sawafta
Contact Information
[email protected]
Semester(s) and academic year(s)
Second Semester 6
First Semester 6
First Semester 6
Compulsory / Elective
Compulsory
Course Description

Description/Objectives

This course is designed to provide students with the basic skills needed to manipulate mammalian cells in culture. Laboratory skills in cell growth, cell passage, gene transfection, and enzyme assays will be acquired. Since this is a upper level course, the student should be familiar with common biological terms. 

All the material covered in the exams will be based on information from the textbook and laboratory exercises. In order to do well in this course, the assigned reading must be read before lecture to help you grasp the problems and to ask for clarification of concepts when necessary. 

Course Objectives

Course Objectives

The goal of Animal Cell Culture Techniques is for students to acquire the necessary practical skills for the isolation of mammalian cells for in vitro studies, maintenance of animal cells in vitro, manipulation of animal cells in vitro, and application of molecular techniques to in vitro situations. Lectures provide the background to understand the basic principle of cell culture. 

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:

Learning Outcome

  1. Develop basic aseptic skills for mammalian cell culture and their applications.
  2. Understand media constituents and media formulation strategies for mamalian cell culture.
  3. Develop proficiency in mammalian cell culture and the maintenance of cell lines.
  4. Apply cell and molecular techniques to in vitro situations.
Intended learning Outcomes and Competences

Learning Outcome

  1. Develop basic aseptic skills for mammalian cell culture and their applications.
  2. Understand media constituents and media formulation strategies for mamalian cell culture.
  3. Develop proficiency in mammalian cell culture and the maintenance of cell lines.
  4. Apply cell and molecular techniques to in vitro situations.
Textbook and References

Textbook

Culture of Animal Cells: A Manual of Basic Technique (6th Edition)
R. Ian Freshney. REQUIRED. It is in your best interest to bring this book or the required chapters to class. 

Notebook REQUIRED. All lab procedures and recording of data will be in this lab notebook.

Laboratory
 Safety: Students are expected to behave professionally at all times and follow laboratory safety rules. 

Assessment Criteria
Activity Percent (%)
Midterm exam 35%
final exam 50%
lab report and works 15%