Laboratory (Biology) (LABB) 207

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Delivery Mode: LABB 207 is an independent lab, with five days (40 hrs.) of supervised labs.

Check dates and locations of supervised lab prior to registering for the course. This course is charged a lab fee.

Credits: 1

Area of Study: Science

Prerequisite: Completion of BIOL 204 and BIOL 205 (or equivalent courses), or completion of BIOL 204 and concurrent registration in BIOL 205, and permission of the course professor.

Faculty: Faculty of Science & Technology

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This one-credit course is designed to provide laboratory experience for students who have taken BIOL 204 and BIOL 205 and who require more lab experience for lab transfer credit. The course consists of five whole days of lab experiments, and exercises.


  • Day 1: Lab safety, microscopy, mycology, diversity of fungi
  • Day 2: Microbiology, sterile techniques, enzyme lab
  • Day 3: Molecular biology, electrophoresis, forensic lab, restriction enzymes, mitosis and meiosis, cheese making
  • Day 4: Animal diversity, fetal pig dissection
  • Day 5: Plants, protists, evaluation of experiments, lab reports


To receive credit, you must obtain a course composite grade of at least ā€œDā€ (50 percent). The weighting of the composite grade is as follows:

Lab book and participation Lab reports Continuous evaluation Total
33.33% 33.33% 33.34% 100%

To learn more about assignments and examinations, please refer to Athabasca University's online Calendar.

Course Materials


Perry JW, Morton D and Perry JB. 2009. Laboratory Manual for Majors General Biology. Brooks/Cole.

Other Materials

The course materials also include a student manual.

Special Instructional Features

Students must make their own arrangements and payments for transportation, accommodation and food associated with attendance of the lab. Students are required to submit written lab reports within four weeks. No extensions are allowed. This course requires professor approval.

Athabasca University reserves the right to amend course outlines occasionally and without notice. Courses offered by other delivery methods may vary from their individualized-study counterparts.

Opened in Revision 2, September 17, 2010.

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