This project was prepared as part of a BioQUEST faculty development workshop entitled Modeling in Bioinformatics at Lane Community College in October 2004. The BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium is committed to the reform of undergraduate biology instruction through an emphasis on engaging students in realistic scientific practices. This approach is sometimes characterized as an inquiry driven approach and is captured in BioQUEST's three P's (problem-posing, problem-solving, and peer-persuasion). As part of this workshop groups of faculty were encouraged to initiate innovative curricular projects. We are sharing these works in progress in the hope that they will stimulate further exploration, collaboration and development. Please see the following links for additional information:

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Biomedical Case Studies
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Art Ayers
Albertson College of Idaho


Possible Audiences:

The case studies presented here were developed by students in an upper division molecular biology course. The studies can be used by introductory biology or cell biology students. More advanced students can use recombinant PCR to develop "cancer patient DNA" samples from PCR amplified normal DNA fragments.  


Brief Overview:

Each case study consists of patient health histories, treatment (including surgery to remove tumors), pathology reports, BioQuest Case It activities and sequences used.  


Project Materials:

Molecular Genetics Projects at Albertson College of Idaho  


Future Directions:

In the future we hope to continue to develop more case studies and explore their uses in a variety of courses. I also intend to supplement the studies with more bioinformatics.