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|Master programme in||
Molecular Biology * / Chemical Biology / Molecular Health Science
|Type of activity||
|REGISTRATION AND STUDY ADMINISTRATIVE|
When signing up for study activities, please be aware of potential conflicts between study activities or exam dates.
The planning of activities at Roskilde University is based on the recommended study programs which do not overlap. However, if you choose optional courses and/or study plans that goes beyond the recommended study programs, an overlap of lectures or exam dates may occur depending on which courses you choose.
|Number of participants||
|Responsible for the activity||
Håvard Jenssen (email@example.com)
|Head of study||
Lotte Jelsbak (firstname.lastname@example.org)
INM Studieadministration (email@example.com)
The purpose of the course is to teach the students experimental approaches within DNA and protein technology that gives students insight into the function and regulation of genes and gene products. The students will be introduced to various methods that are used in contemporary molecular biology research.
|Detailed description of content||
A practical course in DNA and protein technology that gives students insight into the function and regulation of genes and gene products.
Introduction to various methods that are used in contemporary molecular biology research.
|Course material and Reading list||
Course manual on Moodle. The course manual must be printed out before the start of the course, and the students must bring their own lab coat for the course.
|Overall plan and expected work effort||
- total 135 hrs
|Evaluation and feedback||
The course includes formative evaluation based on dialogue between the students and the teacher(s).
Students are expected to provide constructive critique, feedback and viewpoints during the course if it is needed for the course to have better quality. Every other year at the end of the course, there will also be an evaluation through a questionnaire in SurveyXact. The Study Board will handle all evaluations along with any comments from the course responsible teacher.
Furthermore, students can, in accordance with RUCs ‘feel free to state your views’ strategy through their representatives at the study board, send evaluations, comments or insights form the course to the study board during or after the course.
Intensive lab course
|Overall learning outcomes||
After completing the course, the students will be able to:
|Form of examination||
Individual oral exam based on a portfolio.
The character limit of the portfolio is 12,000-96,000 characters, including spaces. Examples of written products are exercise responses, talking points for presentations, written feedback, reflections, written assignments. The preparation of the products may be subject to time limits.
The character limits include the cover, table of contents, bibliography, figures and other illustrations, but exclude any appendices.
Time allowed for exam including time used for assessment: 15 minutes.
The assessment is an overall assessment of the written product(s) and the subsequent oral examination.
Permitted support and preparation materials for the oral exam: Personal notes, own reports and assignments.
Assessment: 7-point grading scale.
Moderation: Internal co-assessor
|Form of Re-examination||
Same form as the ordinary exam
|Type of examination in special cases||
|Examination and assessment criteria||
The portfolio consists of two lab-reports.
The individual oral exam starts with a presentation of the finding of the reports.
The assessment criteria regarding the written part:
The candidate will be assessed in his/her general understanding of the methodologies used in the lab, and interpretation and analysis of the individual findings outlined in the lab reports. This work may also include use of digital programs to analyse the data that has been acquired and analysis of complex data structures with relevant mathematical and statistical models/programs.
The assessment of the oral exam is based on the student’s ability to meet the criteria mentioned above and their ability to
Furthermore, whether the performance meets all formal requirements in regard to both for the written og oral exam