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Experimental Biotechnology

Title
Experimental Biotechnology
Semester
E2022
Master programme in
Molecular Biology * / Chemical Biology / Molecular Health Science
Type of activity

Laboratory Course

Teaching language
English
Study regulation

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Registration

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Number of participants
ECTS
5
Responsible for the activity
Håvard Jenssen (jenssen@ruc.dk)
Head of study
Lotte Jelsbak (ljelsbak@ruc.dk)
Teachers
Study administration
INM Studieadministration (inm-studieadministration@ruc.dk)
Exam code(s)
U60044
ACADEMIC CONTENT
Overall objective

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
  • lectures 5 hrs

  • student presentations 5 hrs

  • practical exercises 60 hrs

  • report writing 40 hrs

  • preparation 25 hrs

  • Oral exam 0,25 hr

- total 135 hrs

Format
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.

Programme

Intensive lab course

ASSESSMENT
Overall learning outcomes

After completing the course, the students will be able to:

  • develop methods for isolating, characterising and modifying genes and gene products

  • analyse the properties of genes and proteins, and their application in biotechnological processes

  • develop a plan and completing experimental work based on standard protocols

  • develop good laboratory practice and composition of a tidy and well organized laboratory journal

  • use digital programs to analyse the data that has been acquired

  • plan, complete and analyse assigned experiments using methods in gene and protein technology

  • analyse complex data structures with relevant mathematical and statistical models/programs.

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

  • clearly present and communicate the scientific content of the reports

  • engage in a scientific dialoged and discussion with the assessors

Furthermore, whether the performance meets all formal requirements in regard to both for the written og oral exam

Exam code(s)
Exam code(s) : U60044
Last changed 16/05/2022

lecture list:

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Monday 16-01-2023 08:15 - 16-01-2023 16:00 in week 03
Experimental Biotechnology (MHS)

Tuesday 17-01-2023 08:15 - 17-01-2023 16:00 in week 03
Experimental Biotechnology (MHS)

Wednesday 18-01-2023 08:15 - 18-01-2023 16:00 in week 03
Experimental Biotechnology (MHS)

Thursday 19-01-2023 08:15 - 19-01-2023 16:00 in week 03
Experimental Biotechnology (MHS)

Friday 20-01-2023 08:15 - 20-01-2023 16:00 in week 03
Experimental Biotechnology (MHS)

Monday 23-01-2023 08:15 - 23-01-2023 16:00 in week 04
Experimental Biotechnology (MHS)

Tuesday 24-01-2023 08:15 - 24-01-2023 16:00 in week 04
Experimental Biotechnology (MHS)

Wednesday 25-01-2023 08:15 - 25-01-2023 16:00 in week 04
Experimental Biotechnology (MHS)

Thursday 26-01-2023 08:15 - 26-01-2023 16:00 in week 04
Experimental Biotechnology (MHS)

Friday 27-01-2023 08:15 - 27-01-2023 16:00 in week 04
Experimental Biotechnology (MHS)

Monday 06-02-2023 10:00 - 06-02-2023 10:00 in week 06
Experimental Biotechnology - Hand-in of portfolio (MHS)

Tuesday 21-02-2023 08:15 - 21-02-2023 16:00 in week 08
Experimental Biotechnology - Exam (MHS)

Wednesday 22-02-2023 08:15 - 22-02-2023 16:00 in week 08
Experimental Biotechnology - Exam (MHS)

Monday 06-03-2023 10:00 - 06-03-2023 10:00 in week 10
Experimental Biotechnology - Hand-in of portfolio (reexam) (MHS)

Wednesday 22-03-2023 08:15 - 22-03-2023 16:00 in week 12
Experimental Biotechnology - Reexam (MHS)