Molecular Genetics, 6 credits (NBIC52)

Molekylärgenetik, 6 hp

Main field of study

Biology Biotechnology Chemical Biology Chemistry

Level

First cycle

Course type

Programme course

Examiner

Johan Edqvist

Director of studies or equivalent

Agneta Johansson
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus VOF
6CKEB Chemical Biology, M Sc in Engineering 4 (Spring 2017) 2 2 Swedish Linköping o
6KBIO Biology 4 (Spring 2017) 2 2 Swedish Linköping o
6KKEB Chemical Biology 4 (Spring 2017) 2 2 Swedish Linköping o
6KKEM Chemistry 4 (Spring 2017) 2 2 Swedish Linköping v

Main field of study

Biology, Biotechnology, Chemical Biology, Chemistry

Course level

First cycle

Advancement level

G2X

Course offered for

  • Chemical Biology, M Sc in Engineering
  • Biology
  • Chemical Biology
  • Chemistry

Entry requirements

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.

Prerequisites

50 credits in biology or chemistry/chemical biology including a course in Biochemistry or Genetics.

Intended learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to provide basic knowledge of structure and function of proteins and nucleic acids in prokaryotic and eukaryotic organism. After completing the course the student will be able to:

  • give an account of the structure and functin of nucleic acids and proteins
  • give an account of the mechanisms for replication,transcription and translation
  • give an account of mutation, reparation and recombination of the DNA
  • describe some applications of genetic engineering, genomics and genetic markers
  • show experimental skills in the area of molecular genetics

     

Course content

The course treats the functions and structures of nucleic acids and proteins. Further, the course introduces the concepts of transcription, translation, control of gene expression, mutations, DNA repair and DNA recombination. The course also includes the topics genomics, genetic engineering and genetic markers. In the course there are also laborations with basic methods in molecular biology and molecular genetics. The seminars are focusing on current research in molecular genetics for the development of a sustainable society.

Teaching and working methods

The course includes lectures, laboratory work and seminars.

Examination

TEN1Written examinationU, 3, 4, 54 credits
LAB1Laboratory workU, G1.5 credits
UPG1Seminar assignmentsU, G0.5 credits

Grades

Four-grade scale, LiU, U, 3, 4, 5

Department

Inst för fysik, kemi och biolog

Director of Studies or equivalent

Agneta Johansson

Examiner

Johan Edqvist

Course website and other links

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 48 h
Recommended self-study hours: 112 h

Course literature

Pierce: Genetics - A conceptual approach; 5:e upplagan Berg, Tymoczko & Stryer: Biochemistry; 8:e upplagan Laborationskompendium från institutionen Rekommenderad litteratur: Berg, Tymoczko & Stryer: Biochemistry; 8:e upplagan
Pierce: Genetics - A conceptual approach; 5:e upplagan Berg, Tymoczko & Stryer: Biochemistry; 8:e upplagan Laborationskompendium från institutionen Rekommenderad litteratur: Berg, Tymoczko & Stryer: Biochemistry; 8:e upplagan
TEN1 Written examination U, 3, 4, 5 4 credits
LAB1 Laboratory work U, G 1.5 credits
UPG1 Seminar assignments U, G 0.5 credits

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LiU’s rule book for education at first-cycle and second-cycle levels is available at http://styrdokument.liu.se/Regelsamling/Innehall/Utbildning_pa_grund-_och_avancerad_niva. 

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