Current active subject description (last updated 2023/24)
Molecular Cell Biology
BI210F
Current active subject description (last updated 2023/24)

Molecular Cell Biology

BI210F
The course addresses eukaryotic cell biology topics from a molecular biology view point. The lab course addresses basic PCR methods.
Admission to the course follows the admission requirement in the bachelor program in biology.

Knowledge

Student:

  • Has a broad knowledge of the structure and function of cells on a molecular and organelle level.
  • Is familiar with basic research fields in cell biology, selected tools and methods to study cells.
  • Can update his/her knowledge in the field of Molecular Cell Biology.

Skills

Student:

  • Can apply relevant theoretical knowledge to the performance of simple laboratory tasks.
  • Can scientifically report, using proper molecular cell biology terminology, results obtained from basic molecular biology techniques.
  • Can collect and use relevant published information for the interpretation of observations obtained from molecular cell biology experiments.
  • Can reflect upon their observations obtained after performing basic molecular cell biology techniques.

General competence

Student:

  • Has knowledge and understanding of the risks when working in a molecular cell biology laboratory.
  • Can communicate results and theories in writing.
  • Can exchange opinions with fellow students and work alone, or as part of a group.
  • Is familiar with new thinking and innovation processes in the field of molecular cell biology.
No tuition fees except semester registration fee and course literature.

Compulsory: Bachelor in Animal Science

Compulsory: Bachelor in Biology

Master in Bioscience: Elective

The course addresses eukaryotic cell biology topics from a molecular biology view point. Key issues are

1.Storage and expression of genetic information

2.Structure and function of cellular membrane systems

3.Cell-cell interactions and extra cellular matrix

4.Cytoskeleton and cellular movement

5.Cell cycle

6.Cell signalling

The lab course addresses basic PCR methods.

Lectures: 32 hours

Repetitoria: 6 hours

Lab exercise: 4 hours

Mid-term oral evaluation with written report, electronic evaluation at the end of the semester.

Compound assessment, grading scale Letter grades

  • Portfolio assessment, comprises 0/100 of the grade, grading scale Passed / Not Passed.

    • Must be passed prior to submission of the Written examination.
  • Written examination, 4 hours, comprises 100/100 of the grade, grading scale Letter grades.