Principal Subject in Protein Chemistry 2

Course content

Second of 3 modules of project work on Protein Chemistry.
Students complete three modules of one subject-line by following three blocks.

The course deals with protein structure, function and biological interactions. Topics range from biophysics and biochemistry to cellular functions and interactions of proteins including enzymes. The purpose of the course is to be able to read, understand, peer reviewing and discuss current literature on protein structure and function and to grasp methodologies for investigations of structure, stability, interactions and activity. Classes are based on student presentation of papers selected by the students and the teachers together. Students in the audience are expected to have read the presented papers and prepared questions before class and actively participate in the discussion during class.

Education

MSc Programme in Biochemistry

Learning outcome

Knowledge:
The student will have obtained knowledge of specific research areas including different experimental and theoretical approaches.

Skills:
Based on original research literature, the student will be able to explain, evaluate and critically analyse the results, the methods used and the conclusions drawn and compare with other relevant literature. In addition, they will be able to present and explain the background literature for peers.

Competences:
In addition to the goals specified for module 1, the student will be able to present the results of original research articles to fellow students so that they understand the problems analysed and the value and impact of the presented article and satisfactorily answer questions from fellow students. The student will also be able to deal with conflicting results and conclusions in scientific literature and to search and find literature necessary for understanding the background for problems and experiments in the presented paper and explain these background questions to fellow students.

The student will, with the completion of all three modules, be capable of understanding the basis for specific conclusions in a field and will therefore understand the consequences of technical or experimental future developments when they occur.

The teaching takes the form of student colloquia and discussions based on reading of original research articles and data.

Please note that teaching will take place together with students following "NBIK20001U Principal Subject in Protein Chemistry" in block 1 and 2 (15 ECTS). As this course is 7,5 ECTS you can choose to take the course either in block 1 or block 2.

See Absalon.

Academic qualifications equivalent to a BSc degree is recommended.

Passed the course "NBIK09021U Principal Subject in Protein Chemistry 1".

Please note that teaching will take place together with students following "NBIK20001U Principal Subject in Protein Chemistry" in block 1 and 2 (15 ECTS). As this course is 7,5 ECTS you can choose to take the course either in block 1 or block 2.

Oral
Individual
Collective
Continuous feedback during the course of the semester
Peer feedback (Students give each other feedback)
ECTS
7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Continuous assessment
Active participation during the course. The criterion for active participation is
1) that the student has satisfactorily presented at least one seminar to fellow students during the course and
2) has participated actively with relevant questions/comments in at least 80% of the sessions.
Aid
All aids allowed
Marking scale
passed/not passed
Censorship form
No external censorship
One internal examiner
Criteria for exam assessment

1) See 'Learning Outcome'

2) Active participation. See 'Type of assessment'.

Single subject courses (day)

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Class Instruction
  • 28
  • Preparation
  • 178
  • English
  • 206