SCI1240 Designing Better Drugs with Laboratory

This class addresses the engineering grand challenge of "Engineering Better Medicines". In this class, students will learn to apply concepts and laboratory skills that are currently used in biological research to solve problems in health and disease and drug discovery and development. Students will also develop skills in technical writing and oral communication, and they will gain experience with the basics of designing, conducting and evaluating laboratory experiments. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the larger societal context in which biological concepts, tools and research play a role in everyday life and medicine, and how societal context shapes the advancement of research in biology and medicine.




Courses in the SCI1210 through SCI1260 number sequence contain a substantial and intentional overlap of material to meet foundational objectives in the field of biology. As a result, students cannot take more than one of these courses for credit.