NBIA09012U Principal Subject in Molecular Cell Biology 2
MSc Programme in Biochemistry
Second of 3 modules of project work on Molecular Cell Biology.
The course discusses topics relating to molecular cell biology, with a focus on mammalian organisms, with information from the best sources including model organisms. Keywords for the topics that have been discussed are chromatin, tmRNA, the fos gene, tumor supressors, cytosine deaminase, ras activity, micro RNA, senescense, embryonic stem cells, ageing, RNAPolII termination and mismatch repair - some have recurrred, some have, so far, only been on once. Each block is devoted to one such topic, where journal articles that illustrate the development of our insight into the subject have been selected. Each of the articles is presented by a student, and the other students will prepare questions for the points in the papers they want discussed. Thus, a significant amount of time is used for an in-depth, student driven, discussion of the issues, including the methodologies used. Therefore, in addition to training and feedback of presentation skills, methods and knowledge pertaining to changing subjects are acquired by the students.
Students complete three modules of one subject-line by following
The student will, with the completion of the 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 student will have obtained knowledge of specific research areas (differing from module to module and from block to block) including different experimental and theoretical approaches.
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.
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.
- 7,5 ECTS
- Type of assessment
- Continuous assessmentActive 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 7 of the 9 sessions (80%).
- All aids allowed
- Marking scale
- passed/not passed
- Censorship form
- No external censorship
One internal examiner
If the student has not fulfilled the requirements for presentation of at least one seminar, the student can present a seminar of 45 minutes in a subject decided by the teacher.
If the student has not fulfilled the requirements for active participation in at least 80% of the sessions, the student must take the course again next year.
Criteria for exam assesment
1) See 'Learning Outcome'.
2) Active participation. See 'Type og assessment'.