Molecular Biology for Non-life Scientists

Course content

The course will give a brief introduction to very fundamental molecular and cellular biology, and is targeting students with no life science background (e.g. students with a finished BSc programme in Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, etc.)

Subjects include:
DNA repair, replication, transcription and translation. Regulation of gene expression, cell cycle and cell communication. Proteins, intracellular transport, membrane transport and membrane structures.

Education

MSc Programme in Bioinformatics

Learning outcome

Knowledge:

The student will know the basics of molecular biology and genetics, including DNA repair, replication, transcription and translation; regulation of gene expression, cell cycle and cell communication; proteins, intracellular transport, membrane transport and membrane structures.

Skills:

The student will be able to understand and use basic concepts in molecular biology and genetics, including DNA repair, replication, transcription and translation; regulation of gene expression, cell cycle and cell communication; proteins, intracellular transport, membrane transport and membrane structures.

Competences:

The student will be able to communicate the basics of molecular biology and genetics and relate this to other subjects.

Lectures, study groups and exercises mixed (6 hours per week). 4 written assignments with running evaluation. All assignments must be passed to succesfully complete the course.

See Absalon.

This course is aimed at students with no prior knowledge of molecular biology and genetics, such as mathematicians and computer scientists starting in the bioinformatics programme. Students having finished a life science BSc programme such as biology or biomedicine are strongly recommended to choose other courses.

Academic qualifications equivalent to a BSc degree is recommended.

Written
Individual
Continuous feedback during the course
ECTS
7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Continuous assessment
Type of assessment details
Four assignments, equal weights.
Aid
All aids allowed
Marking scale
passed/not passed
Censorship form
No external censorship
One internal examiner
Criteria for exam assessment

In order to pass this course the student should convincingly and accurately demonstrate the knowledge, skills and competences described under Learning Outcome.

Single subject courses (day)

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 40
  • Theory exercises
  • 40
  • Project work
  • 126
  • English
  • 206

Kursusinformation

Language
English
Course number
NBIK14031U
ECTS
7,5 ECTS
Programme level
Full Degree Master
Duration

1 block

Placement
Block 2
Schedulegroup
C
Capacity
No limitation
The number of seats may be reduced in the late registration period
Studyboard
Study Board for the Biological Area
Contracting department
  • Department of Biology
Contracting faculty
  • Faculty of Science
Course Coordinator
  • Peter Brodersen   (10-5446767368697677697244666d73326f7932686f)
Teacher

Scientific employees at the Bioinformatics Centre

Saved on the 30-05-2022

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