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Form UCC1 Florida Department of Education
Statewide Course Numbering System
New Course Transmittal Form (explanations on next page)
Part 1: T o Be Completed By the Institution
Institutional Code: Instructional Unit or Department Name, Department Code:University of Florida
Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department
Recommended SCNS Course Identification:
Discipline (SMA) _A_B_E_ ____ ____
Prefix _A_B_E_ ____ ____
Course Number _X_X_X_ ____ ____
Lab Code _____
Institution's Course Title: Recent Developments and Applications in Biosensors
Effective Term and year course will first be offered: Spring 2011
Amount of Credit: 3
Contact hour base _3_____ or Headcount ______
Course Description (attach a course syllabus):
Introduction to biosensors, design and performance analysis. Fundamental application of biosensor theory will be demonstrated, including recognition, transduction, signal acquisition, and post processing/data analysis.
Prerequisites: (This form does not update ISIS or registration prerequisite checking.) At least senior status in engineering and background in biology including biomolecules.
If Repeatable Credit or Variable Credit: ______ total repeatable credit allowed
credit within a semester
Mark all that apply: Rotating Topic S/U Only Repeatable for Credit
yes yes yes
no no no
Corequisites: none All faculty teaching this course have completed at least 18 graduate semester hours in the teaching discipline and hold at least a master's degree.
Degree Type (Mark all that apply.): Associate of Arts
Category of Instruction:
Introductory Graduate Study
Other (specify): Advanced
Department Contact, Telephone Number, Email Address and PO Box: 8/27/10 Jim Leary, 352-392-1864 x. 115, [email protected]
PO Box 110570
College Contact, Telephone Number, Email Address and PO Box: 8/27/10 Mark Law, 352-392-0943, [email protected]
, PO Box 116550
Part 2: To Be Completed By the Faculty Discipline Committee Representative Approved Course Classification (Prefix, Number, Lab Code): If not the same as recommended by institution, please explain:
SCNS Course Title (if new): Decade Title (if new):
Century Title (if new):
Signature , Faculty Disciplin e Commi ttee Repr esentativ e:
ABE 5XXX: FUNDAMENTALS AND APPLICATIONS OF BIOSENSORS 1. Catalog Description: 3 credits (Spring, 2011). The course is intended to provide a broad introduction to the field of biosensors, design and performance analysis. Fundamental application of biosensor theory will be demonstrated, including recognition, transduction, signal acquisition, and post processing/data analysis. 2. Pre-requisites and Co-requisites: At least senior status is required for enrollment, and a passing grade in Organic Chemistry
(CHE 2210/2211, EES4200, or equivalent) and differential equations (MAP 2302 or equivalent) is required. It is recommended that the students have a basic background in biology. The topics of the interdisciplinary course take into consideration that students will be coming to the class from varied backgrounds. Proper background materials will be provided when needed. It is, however, the student's responsibility to see the instructor if he/she does not have sufficient background in a particular topic. In this case additional background materials and discussion can be provided or directed as needed. 3. COURSE OBJECTIVES
: Students should leave the course with a foundational understanding of current state of the art in biosensors as well as a basic skill
set for continuation into advanced biosensor design. Topics are selected to emphasize agricultural, bioenvironmental, food safety, and biosecurity applications. Graduate students will be responsible for conducting a detailed review of current literature and provide a written report and oral presentation. 4. Contribution of course to meeting the professional component for ABET: Students will gain in depth knowledge of applied chemistry (inorganic and organic) and a fundamental knowledge of applied calculusbased physics and applied statistics. 5. Instructor: Eric S. McLamore a. Office location: 105 Rogers Hall b. Telephone: 352-392-1864 x 105 c. E-mail address: [email protected]
d. Web site: e. office hour
s: by appointment (8AM-5PM, M-F) 6. Teaching Assistant: None 7. Meeting Times: Tues: 9:30-11:10, Thurs: 9:30-10:20 8. Class/Laboratory Schedule: None 9. Meeting Location: Rogers Hall 10. Material and Supply Fees: none 11. Textbooks and Software Required: Due to the multi disciplinary nature of the course material, text and supporting information will be provided by the Instructor and will be taken from numerous textbooks and current journal article
s (journal articles
will be selected by instructor). Information from textbooks will be provided by the instructor in the form of electronic files, and selected material will be taken from the following textbooks:
Title: Electrochemical method
s: Fundamentals and Applications Author(s): Allen J. Bard; Larry R. Faulkner Publication date: 2000 Edition: 2nd edition ISBN: 13:978-0-471-04372-0 Publisher(s): Wiley
Title: Analytical Electrochemistry Author(s): J. Wang Publication date: 2006 Edition: 3rd edition
ISBN: 13:978-0-471-67879-3 Publisher(s): Wiley
12. Recommended Reading: Other supporting material highly suggested includes:
Title: Rapid Review: Biochemistry Author(s): J.W. Pelley and E.F. Goljan Publication date: 2011 Edition: 3rd edition ISBN: 978-0-323-06887-1 Publisher(s): Elsevier
13. Course Outline: The Biomolecular Realm and Introduction to Biosensing Biosensor Design and performance evaluation
Sensors, Detectors and Assays Biological Recognition and Transduction Fundamentals of Electroanalytical Chemistry Fundamentals of Optics Materials Nanomaterials Material Biocompatibility Protein based biosensors/bioassays Whole cell biosensors/bioassays Whole organism biosensors/bioassays Biosensors for Food and Biosecurity Biosensors in the Environment Advanced Biosensor Techniques
Week 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
14. Attendance and Expectations: Attendance is vital to class participation
and in-class discussion. Absences for which a medical or court excuse is provided (professional letterhead required) will be excused. Any significant tardy or early departure from class will be figured as a half absence.
Attendance and Participation
In Class Presentation
16. Grading Scale: A B C D E
> 90 % 80 89 % 70 79 % 60 69 % < 60 %
Graduate credit: For obtaining graduate credit, students must be currently enrolled as a graduate student, and will be responsible for providing a critical analysis
of current literature. This critical analysis will count for 25% of the graduate student's grade, and failure to turn in a critical analysis will result in a grade of "U" for the course. The critical analysis must consist of: (1) a detailed review of current literature (5% of total grade), (2) a written report (5% of total grade), and (3) an oral presentation (15% of total grade). See graduate credit handout for details. undergraduate students
are NOT required to conduct a critical analysis.
Undergraduate students, in order to graduate, must have an overall GPA and an upper-division GPA of 2.0 or better (C or better). Note: a C- average is equivalent to a GPA of 1.67, and therefore, it does not satisfy this graduation requirement. Graduate students, in order to graduate, must have an overall GPA of 3.0 or better (B or better). Note: a B- average is equivalent to a GPA of 2.67, and therefore, it does not satisfy this graduation requirement. For more information on grades and grading policies, please visit: http://www.registrar.ufl.edu/catalog/policies/regulationgrades.html
17. Make-up Exam Policy: Make up exams must be scheduled with the instructor at least 24 hours in advance of the scheduled exam time. Consideration of make-up exams after this deadline will be by discretion of the instructor only.
18. Honesty Policy All students admitted to the University of Florida have signed a statement of academic honesty committing themselves to be honest in all academic work and understanding that failure to comply with this commitment will result in disciplinary action. This statement is a reminder to uphold your obligation as a UF student and to be honest in all work submitted and exams taken in this course and all others.
19.Accommodation for students with disabilities
Students Requesting classroom accommodation must first register with the Dean of Students Office. That office will provide the student with documentation that he/she must provide to the course instructor when requesting accommodation.
20. UF Counseling Services Resources are available on-campus for students having personal problems or lacking clear career and academic goals. The resources include: - University Counseling Center, 301 Peabody Hall, 392-1575, Personal and Career Counseling. - SHCC mental health
, Student health care
Center, 392-1171, Personal and Counseling.
- Center for sexual assault
/Abuse Recovery and Education (CARE), Student Health Care Center, 392-1161, sexual assault counseling. - Career Resource Center, Reitz Union, 392-1601, career development
assistance and counseling. 21. Software Use All faculty, staff and student of the University are required and expected to obey the laws and legal agreements governing software use. Failure to do so can lead to monetary damages and/or criminal penalties for the individual violator. Because such violations are also against University policies and rules, disciplinary action will be taken as appropriate. We, the members of the University of Florida community, pledge to uphold ourselves and our peers to the highest standards of honesty and integrity.
AJ Bard, LR Faulkner, J Leddy, CG Zoski