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BI2014 - Molecular Biology

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Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Project work 40/100
School exam 60/100 4 hours E
Oral examination 60/100 1 hours

Course content

The course covers molecular biology of eucaryotes. Focus is on gene regulation and mechanisms controlling cellular activities. Topics spans from the structure and organisation of eukaryotic genes and genomes to functional genomics and systems biology.  We target why a gene is regulated and how? And what methods are used to study genes, gene activity and proteins. Then we address how we can analyse all genes, active genes and proteins in one go? We briefly discuss the mammalian immune system and how to make antibodies. And how antibodies can be used to detect and measure antigens.

The project report is addressing topics linked to molecular biology. The titles change every year and you will most likely be able to work on a topic you find interesting. Projects spans over a range of topics related to fields where molecular biology is relevant. This can be use of molecular biology to produce, screen, understand mechanisms, diagnose, test, evaluate, solve problems in our life.

Learning outcome

On completion of the course the students should be familiar with topics like gene and genome organisation, regulation and function. The complexity behind the control of molecular processes in eukaryotic cells is to be understood. A range of methods and principles are a part of the curriculum and an important goal is to develop a understanding for deciding of the right method to address the various problems.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures: 30 hours Project: 20 hours Examinations can be held orally outside teaching semester

Compulsory assignments

  • Approved project work and oral presentation

Further on evaluation

The course consists of two evaluation parts: a written exam (60%) and group work and oral presentation (40%). Both parts are given individual grades and if both are assessed as passed the grades will be calculated to one final grade.

In case of fail or if you want to improve your grade the written exam can be retaken in both semesters, even the one without teaching. The written exam can be changed to an oral exam in the semester when the course is not taught.

In case of fail or if you want to improve your grade for the project work and oral presentation you will have to follow the course during the next teaching semester and submit a new project and conduct the oral presentation again.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Required previous knowledge

It is expected a background level similar to or higher than Bi1001.

Course materials

Text book in english. Some own produced material

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
MNKBI214 7.5
TBT4146 5.0 AUTUMN 2017
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Facts

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II

Coursework

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Cell Biology
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Biology

Examination

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Project work 40/100

Release
2021-11-17


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Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD School exam 60/100 E 2021-12-01 15:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL228 Sluppenvegen 14 1
SL515 Sluppenvegen 14 3
SL311 brun sone Sluppenvegen 14 55
Spring ORD Project work 40/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Oral examination (1) 60/100 2022-05-12
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.
  • 1) Merk at eksamensform er endret som et smittevernstiltak i den pågående koronasituasjonen.
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