Semester of Instruction
Autumn. Limited capacity.
Objectives and Content
Objectives and Content
The course is experiment-oriented and includes selected basic methods in physical biochemistry, biochemical analysis and separation methods, gene technology, immunology and microscopy. The course includes exercises in spectrophotometry, chromatography, enzymology, electrophoresis, isolation of biological macromolecules, in situ hybridisation, immunological detection methods and other important methods in gene technology. Work with different biological systems will be emphasised. Organisation of the laboratory work and combining use of different methods for analysis of specific issues will be important. Safety in the laboratory environment and journal writing will also be covered. MOL300 is compulsory for the Master's Programme in Molecular Biology.
- can explain the theories underlying both basic and some advanced methods in biochemistry and molecular biology
- can explain advantages and disadvantages of the most important methods in biochemistry and molecular biology
- can work with DNA, RNA and proteins
- is familiar with the appropriate laboratory safety regulations both with regard to personal and environmental aspects.
- can use a broad range of both basic and some advanced methods in biochemistry and molecular biology (including chromatography, electrophoresis, spectroscopy, enzyme kinetics, molecular cloning, cell culture work and microscopy)
- can examine, assess, interpret and communicate data acquired from laboratory experiments related to biochemistry and molecular biology
- can keep a detailed and accurate laboratory journal
- can do experimental work related to biochemistry and molecular biology without detailed instruction and supervision.
Required Previous Knowledge
Bachelor's degree or equivalent, including knowledge in molecular biology. The course is compulsory for master students in molecular biology. The students who are enrolled in the MSc program of molecular biology are automatically registered. All others should first contact the study section of the department of molecular biology.
Recommended Previous Knowledge
Bachelor's degree or equivalent, including knowledge molecular biology.
Compulsory Assignments and Attendance
Lectures, laboratory work, journal and report. The attendance and the participation in all activities including the
first day meeting are compulsory.
Forms of Assessment
Approved lab-journal and written report (30 %). Written exam 5 hours (70 %).
Examination support materials: Non- programmable calculator, according to model listed in faculty regulations
The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.
Type of assessment: Lab report and written exam
- 5 hours
- Withdrawal deadline
- Examination system
- Digital exam