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General Molecular and Medical Biology

Title
General Molecular and Medical Biology
Semester
E2022
Master programme in
Chemical Biology / Mathematical Bioscience / Molecular Health Science
Type of activity

Course

Teaching language
English
Study regulation

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Registration

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Number of participants
ECTS
5
Responsible for the activity
Fatima AlZahraa Alatraktchi (alzahraa@ruc.dk)
Head of study
Lotte Jelsbak (ljelsbak@ruc.dk)
Teachers
Study administration
INM Studieadministration (inm-studieadministration@ruc.dk)
Exam code(s)
U60173
ACADEMIC CONTENT
Overall objective

The aim of the course is to prepare students, without basic knowledge in several of these topics: molecular biology, cell biology, microbiology, genetics, biochemistry, human physiology and anatomy, to enable them following Masters’ courses offered by Molecular Health Science and other related Masters’ programmes. This is course containing specific elements of cell biology, molecular biology, microbiology, biochemistry and physiology, knowledge of which is required for further studies.

Detailed description of content

The aim of the course is to prepare students to be able to follow Masters’ courses in biology in MatBio and ChemBio.

Themes that will be covered

  • Cardiovascular & renal physiology

  • Absorption and digestion of nutrients & intermediary metabolism

  • Inflammation & the immune system

  • General biochemistry

  • Basic microbiology

  • Tour of the cell & Macromolecules

  • The central dogma

  • Methods in molecular biology

Course material and Reading list

The exact currciulum will be announced on the Moodle site for the course

Overall plan and expected work effort

Lectures will be given as recorded videos (Flipped class room) and following discussion of relevant topics from the curriculum (including problem solving).

5 ECTS coresponds to 135 hours:

  • Lectures 16 h

  • Discucussion and problem solving 16 h

  • Preparation lectures and problem solving 72 h

  • Exam 1 h

  • Preparation for exam 30 h

- in total 135 h

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

The exact course schedule will be announced on the Moodle site for the course.

ASSESSMENT
Overall learning outcomes

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

  • describe and discuss the macromolecules and organisation of the eukaryotic cells

  • identify and interpret different types of signaling between cells in an organism

  • describe and discuss the principles of the central dogma (transcription-translation) and cell division (DNA-repair, mutations, tumors, cancer)

  • interpret data of common methods in molecular biology (western blot, (q)PCR, sequencing, microscopy)

  • describe and explain basic biochemistry (simple intracellular metabolism, i.e. glycolysis, tricarboxylic acid cycle, oxphos) and enzyme kinetics and reaction kinetics in general

  • describe and discuss the biology of virus and bacteria, including particle or cellular structures

  • identify and interpret the principles of population growth in relation to microbiology or environmental biology

  • describe and discuss basic physiology, especially cardiovascular and renal physiology, as well as absorption and digestion of nutrients & intermediary metabolism

  • describe and explain inflammation & the immune system.

Form of examination
Individual oral exam without time for preparation.

Time allowed for exam including time used for assessment: 15 minutes.

Permitted support and preparation materials: None.

Assessment: Pass/Fail.
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 oral exam begins with a 5-minute presentation from the student based on a given question drawn by lottery.

During the oral examination the student should be able to

  • Describe and discuss the macromolecules and organization of the eukaryotic cells.

  • Identify and interpret different types of signaling between cells in an organism.

  • Describe and discuss the principles of the central dogma (transcription-translation) and cell division (DNA-repair, mutations, tumors, cancer)

  • Interpret data of common methods in molecular biology (western blot, (q)PCR, sequencing, microscopy).

  • Describe and explain basic biochemistry (simple intracellular metabolism, i.e. glycolysis, tricarboxylic acid cycle, oxphos) and enzyme kinetics and reaction kinetics in general.

  • Describe and discuss the biology of virus and bacteria, including particle or cellular structures.

  • Identify and interpret the principles of population growth in relation to microbiology or environmental biology.

  • Describe and discuss basic physiology, especially cardiovascular and renal physiology, as well as absorption and digestion of nutrients & intermediary metabolism.

  • Describe and explain inflammation & the immune system

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 course

  • engage in a scientific dialogue and discussion with the assessors

Exam code(s)
Exam code(s) : U60173
Last changed 11/07/2022

lecture list:

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Monday 05-09-2022 12:15 - 05-09-2022 14:00 in week 36
General Molecular and Medical Biology (MHS)

Thursday 08-09-2022 08:15 - 08-09-2022 10:00 in week 36
General Molecular and Medical Biology (MHS)

Friday 09-09-2022 14:15 - 09-09-2022 16:00 in week 36
General Molecular and Medical Biology (MHS)

Monday 12-09-2022 12:15 - 12-09-2022 14:00 in week 37
General Molecular and Medical Biology (MHS)

Thursday 15-09-2022 08:15 - 15-09-2022 10:00 in week 37
General Molecular and Medical Biology (MHS)

Friday 16-09-2022 14:15 - 16-09-2022 16:00 in week 37
General Molecular and Medical Biology (MHS)

Monday 19-09-2022 12:15 - 19-09-2022 14:00 in week 38
General Molecular and Medical Biology (MHS)

Thursday 22-09-2022 08:15 - 22-09-2022 10:00 in week 38
General Molecular and Medical Biology (MHS)

Friday 23-09-2022 14:15 - 23-09-2022 16:00 in week 38
General Molecular and Medical Biology (MHS)

Monday 26-09-2022 12:15 - 26-09-2022 14:00 in week 39
General Molecular and Medical Biology (MHS)

Thursday 29-09-2022 08:15 - 29-09-2022 10:00 in week 39
General Molecular and Medical Biology (MHS)

Friday 30-09-2022 14:15 - 30-09-2022 16:00 in week 39
General Molecular and Medical Biology (MHS)

Monday 03-10-2022 12:15 - 03-10-2022 14:00 in week 40
General Molecular and Medical Biology (MHS)

Thursday 06-10-2022 08:15 - 06-10-2022 10:00 in week 40
General Molecular and Medical Biology (MHS)

Friday 07-10-2022 14:15 - 07-10-2022 16:00 in week 40
General Molecular and Medical Biology (MHS)

Friday 28-10-2022 12:15 - 28-10-2022 16:00 in week 43
General Molecular and Medical Biology - Exam (MHS)

Friday 02-12-2022 12:15 - 02-12-2022 16:00 in week 48
General Molecular and Medical Biology - Reexam (MHS)