Biochemistry and Cell Biology, 6 credits

Biokemi och cellbiologi, 6 hp

TBME03

Main field of study

Biomedical Engineering

Course level

First cycle

Course type

Programme course

Examiner

Padraig D'Arcy

Director of studies or equivalent

Linda Rattfält

Education components

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

Available for exchange students

Yes
ECV = Elective / Compulsory / Voluntary
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus ECV
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 2 English Linköping E
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 2 English Linköping E
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 2 English Linköping E
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 2 English Linköping E
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 2 English Linköping E
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering (Biomedical Engineering) 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 2 English Linköping E
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering (Biomedical Engineering) 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 2 English Linköping E
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering (Biomedical Engineering) 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 2 English Linköping E
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering (Biomedical Engineering) 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 2 English Linköping E
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering (Biomedical Engineering) 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 2 English Linköping E
6CYYY Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 2 English Linköping E
6CYYY Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering (Biomedical Engineering) 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 2 English Linköping E
6CMED Biomedical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering 3 (Autumn 2017) 2 2 English Linköping C
6MBME Biomedical Engineering, Master's Programme 1 (Autumn 2017) 2 2 English Linköping C
6CDDD Computer Science and Engineering, M Sc in Engineering 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 2 English Linköping E
6CDDD Computer Science and Engineering, M Sc in Engineering (Medical Informatics) 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 2 English Linköping E
6IELK Engineering Electronics 5 (Autumn 2017) 2 2 English Linköping E
6IELK Engineering Electronics (Biomedical Engineering) 5 (Autumn 2017) 2 2 English Linköping E
6CITE Information Technology, M Sc in Engineering (Medical Informatics) 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 2 English Linköping E

Main field of study

Biomedical Engineering

Course level

First cycle

Advancement level

G2X

Course offered for

  • Biomedical Engineering, Master's Programme
  • Engineering Electronics
  • Computer Science and Engineering, M Sc in Engineering
  • Information Technology, M Sc in Engineering
  • Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering
  • Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering

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

Basic knowledge in biology and chemistry

Intended learning outcomes

The course should provide a possibility for the student to acquire knowledge in biochemistry and cell biology from an engineering perspective. After passing the course the student should be able to:

  • describe the structure and function of the eukaryotic cell.
  • describe the interaction and communication between cells and their environment.
  • give examples of how cells are affected by contact with foreign non-biological material.
  • summarize and explain how cells are able to regulate their gene expression and thereby their functions.
  • explain how damaged and sick cells are taken care of by other cells.
  • describe and apply the most common techniques used to study and seek information about cell function.

 

Course content

The cell building blocks, metabolism, forming new products, gene expression, cell-division, systems for repairing cells, cell death and its impact on surrounding tissue, cell motility and adhesion, interaction between cells and foreign material. The topic of cell signalling how it relates to cell functions will be in focus in the course.

Teaching and working methods

The education framework includes lectures, seminars, laboratory work and scientific work.

Examination

LAB1Laboratory work1 creditsU, G
UPG1Handing in task1 creditsU, G
TEN1Written examination4 creditsU, 3, 4, 5

Grades

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

Department

Institutionen för medicinsk teknik

Director of Studies or equivalent

Linda Rattfält

Examiner

Padraig D'Arcy

Course website and other links

https://www.imt.liu.se/en/edu/courses/TBME03/

Education components

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

Course literature

Additional literature

Books

  • Alberts et al, (2009) Essential Cell Biology 3 Edition Academic Internet Publishers
    ISBN: ISBN 9780815341307
Code Name Scope Grading scale
LAB1 Laboratory work 1 credits U, G
UPG1 Handing in task 1 credits U, G
TEN1 Written examination 4 credits U, 3, 4, 5

Regulations (apply to LiU in its entirety)

The university is a government agency whose operations are regulated by legislation and ordinances, which include the Higher Education Act and the Higher Education Ordinance. In addition to legislation and ordinances, operations are subject to several policy documents. The Linköping University rule book collects currently valid decisions of a regulatory nature taken by the university board, the vice-chancellor and faculty/department boards.

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. 

Additional literature

Books

Alberts et al, (2009) Essential Cell Biology 3 Edition Academic Internet Publishers

ISBN: ISBN 9780815341307

Note: The course matrix might contain more information in Swedish.

I = Introduce, U = Teach, A = Utilize
I U A Modules Comment
1. DISCIPLINARY KNOWLEDGE AND REASONING
1.1 Knowledge of underlying mathematics and science (G1X level)
X
X
X
TEN1

                            
1.2 Fundamental engineering knowledge (G1X level)
X
TEN1

                            
1.3 Further knowledge, methods, and tools in one or several subjects in engineering or natural science (G2X level)

                            
1.4 Advanced knowledge, methods, and tools in one or several subjects in engineering or natural sciences (A1X level)

                            
1.5 Insight into current research and development work

                            
2. PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES
2.1 Analytical reasoning and problem solving
X
X
X
TEN1

                            
2.2 Experimentation, investigation, and knowledge discovery
X
X
X
LAB1
TEN1

                            
2.3 System thinking
X
X
LAB1
UPG1

                            
2.4 Attitudes, thought, and learning
X
X
LAB1

                            
2.5 Ethics, equity, and other responsibilities
X
X
LAB1

                            
3. INTERPERSONAL SKILLS: TEAMWORK AND COMMUNICATION
3.1 Teamwork
X

                            
3.2 Communications
X
LAB1
UPG1

                            
3.3 Communication in foreign languages
X
X
UPG1

                            
4. CONCEIVING, DESIGNING, IMPLEMENTING AND OPERATING SYSTEMS IN THE ENTERPRISE, SOCIETAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTEXT
4.1 External, societal, and environmental context
X

                            
4.2 Enterprise and business context

                            
4.3 Conceiving, system engineering and management
X

                            
4.4 Designing

                            
4.5 Implementing

                            
4.6 Operating

                            
5. PLANNING, EXECUTION AND PRESENTATION OF RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS WITH RESPECT TO SCIENTIFIC AND SOCIETAL NEEDS AND REQUIREMENTS
5.1 Societal conditions, including economic, social, and ecological aspects of sustainable development for knowledge development

                            
5.2 Economic conditions for knowledge development

                            
5.3 Identification of needs, structuring and planning of research or development projects

                            
5.4 Execution of research or development projects

                            
5.5 Presentation and evaluation of research or development projects

                            

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