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Polymerase Chain Reaction Workshop

A Continuing Professional Education Event


This eight-hour workshop is designed for high school educators interested in gaining information on molecular techniques.

The workshop covers common molecular techniques used in clinical disease diagnosis. During the program you will attend both lectures and laboratory sessions focusing on the following areas:

  • DNA Extraction and Detection
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
  • Advanced Techniques
  • Take a step beyond PCR

Program Objectives

Upon completion of this program, you will be able to:

  • Understand DNA extraction and PCR methodologies
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform molecular genetic techniques
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform molecular genetic techniques
  • Take advantage of resources designed to assist educators in incorporating molecular techniques into the student laboratory

Continuing Education Credit

The University of Texas MD Anderson School of Health Professions is approved to provide CPE credits for this workshop. Participants of the day long workshop will receive eight hours of CPE credits and a certification of completion. The level of instruction is beginner.

Schedule and Clinical Faculty

Choose from the three sessions offered for the 2010-2011 academic year:

  • Saturday, November 13, 2010 (PCR Analysis)
  • Saturday, February 5, 2011 (PCR Analysis)
  • Saturday, April 16, 2011 (Advanced Techniques)

Clinical Faculty

Highly qualified and experienced in the field of molecular genetic technology, our faculty members include:

  • Denise Juroske, M.S., CLSp (MB), MB(ASCP)CM
  • Peter Hu, Ph.D., M.S., MB(ASCP)CM, CG(ASCP)CM, MLS(ASCP)CM
  • Crystal Simien, B.S., MB(ASCP)CM

Registration and Fees


Registration fees are listed on the registration form (pdf). The one-day course fee is $175 and includes course tuition, all materials and meals as indicated in the course schedule. Payment for registration can be made by check, credit card (VISA or MasterCard) or purchase order.


To register for the PCR Workshop Professional Continuing Education Event:

  • Download, print and complete the registration form (pdf)

  • Mail the registration form with your payment to:

    Molecular Genetic Technology Program – Unit 2
    School of Health Professions
    UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
    1515 Holcombe Boulevard
    Houston, TX 77030-4009

  • Or fax the form to Peter Hu at 713-745-3337

For More Information

Contact the Program in Molecular Genetic Technology office at 713-563-3095.

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