NBIK18002U Principal Subject in Molecular Cell Biology and Immunology 1
MSc Programme in Biochemistry
MSc Programme in Molecular Biomedicine
First of 3 modules of project work on Molecular Cell Biology and Immunology.
The course discusses topics relating to the molecular mechanisms that regulate cellular and immunological processes in humans and animals, with a focus on model organisms such as Drosophila and mammalian systems. Topics range from molecular mechanisms of cell functions to molecular aspects of innate and adaptive immune system processes. Each block is devoted to one or more such topic, where journal articles that illustrate important literature and current development of new insight into the subject have been selected. During each teaching session, articles are presented by students, 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.
The student can demonstrate a capacity to critically understand original scientific research papers dealing with subjects in molecular cell biology and immunology, including knowledge and understanding of the specific problem to be analysed, the experimental set-up, the methods employed, the experimental results and the conclusions drawn from these, and discuss this understanding with fellow students under the guidance of the teacher. In this phase the students shall primarily have learned to 1) appreciate the efforts of scientists without an a priory opinion of the scientific subject of the paper and 2) demonstrate the ability to ask questions of procedures and conclusions.
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 of assessment'.