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Lipid Biochemistry: From Chemistry to Diseases

  • ECTS credits10
  • Teaching semesterAutumn
  • Course codeMOL210
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageEnglish (Norwegian if only Norwegian speaking students attend)
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Semester of Instruction

Autumn

Objectives and Content

Objectives:

The course aims to deepen the knowledge acquired in basic lipid biochemistry and to further understand the properties of lipids at the chemical, molecular and biological levels that contribute to cellular function and diseases.

Content:

The course covers the following main areas: properties and function of membrane and intracellular lipids, the biochemical and biological significance of lipid-protein interactions, advanced lipid methodology and lipid-related diseases

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course the student should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:

Knowledge

The student

  • can explain phospholipid biosynthetic and catabolic pathways
  • can explain methods of lipid analysis
  • can describe and understand how lipid assemble into membranes and accommodate for trans-membrane proteins
  • can explain lipid-protein interactions at membranes and their functions
  • can describe lipid modification of proteins chemically and functionally
  • can explain lipid-mediated signaling and its role in cellular processes
  • can describe different lipid-mediated diseases at the molecular level

Skills

The student

  • is able to apply new knowledge and principles to understand molecular mechanisms of normal cellular processes and lipid-related diseases
  • to participate and to report in a small team provided question-based assignments

General competence

The student can demonstrate advanced knowledge in lipid biochemistry and is able to apply it in a wider biochemical and biological context

Required Previous Knowledge

 MOL100, MOL200, KJEM110 and KJEM130 (or equivalent).

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

 Written semester exercise counting for 25 % of the total mark.

Forms of Assessment

 Semester exercise (25 %) and written exam of 4 hours (75 %).

Examination support materials: Non

Grading Scale

The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.

Subject Overlap

 

Exam information

  • Type of assessment: Semester assignment and written examination

    Date
    14.12.2017
    Duration
    4 hours
    Withdrawal deadline
    30.11.2017
    Examination system
    Inspera
    Digital exam