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Biotechnology Research and Development Pathway KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

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									BIOTECHNOLOGY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PATHWAY LEVEL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL STATEMENTS

  CONTRIBUTIONS OF BIOTECHNOLOGY TO HEALTH                        CONTRIBUTIONS OF BIOTECHNOLOGY TO HEALTH AND
              AND THE HUMAN CONDITION                                             THE HUMAN CONDITION
                Knowledge and Skill Statement                                        Performance Elements
Summarize the goals of biotechnology research and                   Identify biotechnology’s contributions to quality of life.
development as being the development of biotechnical products       Assess legal and ethical considerations associated with using
that improve the quality of life within the legal and ethical         biotechnology.
protocols.

               ACADEMIC FOUNDATIONS                                                  ACADEMIC FOUNDATIONS
               Knowledge and Skill Statement                                             Performance Elements
Apply the fundamentals of biochemistry, cell biology, genetics,        Apply mathematical concepts to the field of biotechnology.
mathematical concepts, microbiology, molecular biology,                Use statistical data when conducting biotechnology research and
organic chemistry, and statistics in order to conduct effective         development.
biotechnology research and development of products.                    Apply genetic principles to biotechnology.
                                                                       Apply principles of organic chemistry to biotechnology.
                                                                       Apply principles of biochemistry to biotechnology.
                                                                       Apply principles of cell biology to biotechnology.
                                                                       Apply principles of molecular biology to biotechnology.
                                                                       Apply principles of microbiology to biotechnology.


    UNDERSTAND BIOTECHNOLOGY KNOWLEDGE                            UNDERSTAND BIOTECHNOLOGY AREAS AND TECHNIQUES
                 AREAS AND TECHNIQUES                                            Performance Elements
                Knowledge and Skill Statement
Demonstrate basic knowledge of recombinant DNA, genetic                Identify techniques used in biotechnology.
engineering, bioprocessing, monoclonal antibody production,            Identify trends in the field of biotechnology.
nanotechnology, bioinformatics, genomics, proteomics, and
transcriptomics to conduct biotechnology research and
development.
     LABORATORY PROTOCOLS AND PROCEDURES                               LABORATORY PROTOCOLS AND PROCEDURES
                 Knowledge and Skill Statement                                         Performance Elements
Demonstrate the principles of solution preparation, sterile           Use laboratory procedures to prepare solutions, sterilize,
techniques, contamination control, and measurement and                 control contamination, use measurement instruments and
calibration of instruments. Maintain a safe laboratory                 calibrate instruments.
environment using biosafety protocols.                                Apply biosafety protocols in the laboratory environment.

      PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT AND REGULATION                               PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT AND REGULATION
                Knowledge and Skill Statement                                         Performance Elements
Identify process for product design and production and how            Explain biotechnology product development processes.
their work contributes to the result in order to demonstrate an       Explain regulations effecting the processes for biotechnology
understanding of the biotechnology product development                 product development.
process.

    APPLY PRINCIPLES OF BIOETHICAL CONDUCT                           APPLY PRINCIPLES OF BIOETHICAL CONDUCT
                 Knowledge and Skill Statement                                       Performance Elements
Summarize and explain the larger ethical, moral, and legal          Explain biotechnological implications on society.
issues related to biotech research, product development, and use    Apply institutional protocols to biotech research and product
in society.                                                          development.

								
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