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MOL3023 - Molecular Medical Microbiology with Essay

About

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment and Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 50/100 4 hours D
Assignment 50/100 A

Course content

In this course you will study the molecular biology of microorganisms such as bacteria and viruses which cause infection in humans. We will focus on selected infectious diseases causing both sporadic infections and outbreaks, and the microorganisms, which cause these diseases. You will study the clinical presentation of the disease and its epidemiology, the genome structure of the microorganisms, the mechanisms of horizontal gene transfer, virulence factors and how the microorganisms cause disease, and antimicrobial resistance. Further, you will learn about molecular methods for diagnosis and genotyping of microorganisms. You will also get experience with basic bioinformatics methods for analysis and comparison of nucleic acid sequences, both nucleotide and genome sequences.

Learning outcome

After completion of the course the student should be able to demonstrate a strong general knowledge in molecular medical microbiology:
• have good knowledge about the molecular biology of microorgansims
• have good knowledge about selected infectious diseases and their epidemiology
• have good knowledge about molecular methods for identification and quantification of microorganisms
• have good knowledge about molecular methods for genotyping of microorganism agents, and their use in the investigation of infectious diseases
• have basic knowledge about bioinformatics methods and be able to perform for analyses and comparison microbial nucleotide and genome sequences.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, a bioinformatics exercise and a compulsory written assignment. Written exam and the compulsory written assignment count 50% of the final grade each.

Further on evaluation

Retake of exam: If the assignment is passed in a previous semester, it is sufficient to retake the written exam. If the assignment is not passed, both the assignment and the written exam must be re-taken.


The language of instruction is English, and the exam must be answered in English.

Course materials

Will be announced.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
MOL3003 7.5 01.09.2015
MOL8011 7.5 01.09.2015
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Facts

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level

Coursework

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2019

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Clinical and Molecular Medicine

Phone:

Examination

Examination arrangement: Assignment and Written examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Assignment 50/100 A INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Assignment 50/100 A INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Written examination 50/100 D 2019-12-07 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL311 orange sone Sluppenvegen 14 20
SL274 Sluppenvegen 14 2
Spring ORD Written examination 50/100 D 2020-05-06 09:00 INSPERA
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.
Examination

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