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Genomics and Metabolism (Elective course in MHS / Seminarkursus i Medicinalbiologi)
|Master programme in||
Medical biology * / Chemical Biology / Molecular Health Science
|Type of activity||
|REGISTRATION AND STUDY ADMINISTRATIVE|
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|Number of participants||
The Master Programme/Institute reserves the right to cancel the course if fewer than 8 studentes are registered for the course.
|Responsible for the activity||
Jesper Troelsen (email@example.com)
|Head of study||
Lotte Jelsbak (firstname.lastname@example.org)
INM Registration & Exams (email@example.com)
The course covers molecular, biochemical, medical, physiological and cellular biological responses, mechanisms and adaptations in humane intestine. The main emphasis is on knowledge and understanding, theory and scientific methods and oral presentation. The content of the individual courses appears in the course description on study.ruc.dk.
|Detailed description of content||
The course consists of a mixture of lectures, presentation of presentations from students, discussion, and can include group work and peer feedback.
It is organized around a number of themes within intermediate metabolism and genomic methods.
Diabetes epidemiology and genetics, beta cell, its embryonic development and stem cells, mechanisms of beta cell killing in type 1 diabetes, development of insulin resistance, low-grade inflammation and beta cell failure in type 2 diabetes.
Research techniques and animal models within intermediate metabolism and diseases of the intestinal system with special focus on, genomics techniques such as: Genome sequencing, SNP analyzes, miRNA sequencing, mRNA profiling by Array and RNAseq analyzes, CAGE analyzes chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP-seq), and epigenetic chromat markers.
Passing the course is based on regular and active participation. Regular and active participation means that there is a requirement for attendance in 80% of the teaching, as well as active participation in the teaching (be prepared, participate in discussions, make presentations, etc.). Attendance is registered by name lists and the teacher assesses whether the participation is active.
|Course material and Reading list||
Research articles for each teaching session.
|Overall plan and expected work effort||
|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.
|Overall learning outcomes||
After completing the course, the students will be able to:
|Form of examination||
The course is passed through active, regular attendance and satisfactory participation.
Active participation is defined as:
The student must participate in course related activities (e.g. workshops, seminars, field excursions, process study groups, working conferences, supervision groups, feedback sessions).
Regular attendance is defined as:
- The student must be present for minimum 80 percent of the lessons.
Satisfactory participation is defined as:
- e.g. oral presentations (individually or in a group), peer reviews, mini projects, test, planning of a course session .
|Form of Re-examination||
Individual written take-home assignment
The character limit of the assignment is: 12,000-28,800 characters, including spaces.
The character limit includes the cover, table of contents, bibliography, figures and other illustrations, but exclude any appendices.
The duration of the take-home assignment is 7 days and may include weekends and public holidays.
|Type of examination in special cases||
|Examination and assessment criteria||
Active participation is defined as: the above and more specific the students are expected to take active part in the discussions following the presentations.
Satisfactory participation is defined as: one presentation in genomics and one presentation in metabolomics.
Assessment criteria: - make oral presentations of scientific hypotheses, results and interpretations to fellow students