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This course is designed to make students aware of the basic concepts of calibration in a Life Sciences laboratory. Course work includes an introduction to calibration, glossary of terms used, types of calibrations, regulations applying to calibration, agencies and organizations involved with calibration, concepts of electricity and electronics, safety procedures, unit of measurement, metrology, historical development, mechanisms of metrology, industry-specific metrology standards, calibration procedures, calibration plan manager (CPM), the calibration curve, tolerance, accreditation, traceability, results, error vs. uncertainty, instrument error, accuracy and precision, documents, instruments and measuring devices to calibrate, calibration experiments, frequency, and verification vs. calibration. Successful completion of this course will prepare the student to begin learning specific calibration techniques utilized in a life sciences lab.