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Cornell University    
  Jan 20, 2018
Courses of Study 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BEE 4590 - Biosensors and Bioanalytical Techniques

Fall. 3 credits. Letter grades only.

Prerequisite: biochemistry course. Satisfies BE capstone design requirement. Satisfies College of Engineering technical writing requirement.

K. A. Edwards.

Provides students with an understanding of the scientific and engineering principles of biosensors and bioanalytical techniques. Addresses selected topics from simple home pregnancy style tests to nanofabricated lab-on-a-chip devices. Biosensor and lab-on-a-chip device applications in environmental analysis, food safety, and medical diagnostics are explored. The class is designed to be highly interactive, seeks student participation via frequent discussion sessions. Students also give oral presentations, practice in-depth literature source evaluations, analyze biosensors published in literature and theoretically design a biosensor based on criteria discussed in class. Students work together in teams of two to three.

Outcome 1: An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.

Outcome 2: An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs.

Outcome 3: An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.

Outcome 4: An ability to communicate effectively.

Outcome 5: An ability to integrate modern biology with engineering principles.

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