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Minimizing the Expense and Complexity of Teaching Molecular Techniques to MLT and MLS Students

From the 2020 Clinical Laboratory Educators Conference (February 28, 2020)
Presented by Alisa Petree and Sebastian Kraves
This presentation will demonstrate how the MLT program at McLennan Community College utilizes the miniPCR DNA Discovery System™ to provide students with hands-on training in molecular techniques. The labs provide a cost-effective, meaningful, and engaging way to teach molecular techniques. The equipment is also portable and powerful enough to conduct independent research topics.


At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:
1.Create and implement lesson plans that allow MLT/MLS students to experience hands-on learning in molecular techniques.
2.Judge the value of utilizing the miniPCR DNA Discovery System™ for teaching and learning molecular techniques in a cost-effective manner.
3.Evaluate the potential for students to conduct independent research utilizing the miniPCR DNA Discovery System™.


This recorded presentation is P.A.C.E. ® accredited. The instruction level for this activity is Intermediate. One (1) P.A.C.E. ® contact hour and one and one (1) Florida credit hour in the area General will be awarded to participants. ASCLS P.A.C.E.® is accepted by the ASCP/ASCLS/AGT Board of Certification and all states, including Florida and California, as an approved provider of continuing education for recertification and licensure. ASCLS is an approved provider with CE Broker for Florida licensees.


This intermediate-level program is appropriate for laboratory professionals working in clinical, public health and academic settings.