Genes and Gene Expressions, 15 credits

Gener och genuttryck, 15 hp

NBIC47

The course is disused.

Main field of study

Biology Chemical Biology

Course level

First cycle

Course type

Programme course

Examiner

Johan Edqvist

Director of studies or equivalent

Agneta Johansson

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 110 h
Recommended self-study hours: 290 h

Available for exchange students

Yes
ECV = Elective / Compulsory / Voluntary
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus ECV
6KBIO Biology 5 (Autumn 2017) 2 2+3+4 Swedish/English Linköping E
6KKEB Chemical Biology 5 (Autumn 2017) 2 2+3+4 Swedish/English Linköping E

Main field of study

Biology, Chemical Biology

Course level

First cycle

Advancement level

G2X

Course offered for

  • Biology
  • Chemical Biology

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 ECTS in biology/ chemical biology including a second course in Molecular Genetics or Biochemistry or equivalent.

Intended learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to provide in depth knowledge of the molecular processes behind cell division, DNA replication, DNA repair, gene expression and cellular transport. The aim of the course is also to provide theroretical and practical knowledge in population- and evolutionary genetics. The course also aims to introduce experimental approaches and research methodology used in genetics and molecular biology. Another goal with the course is to provide knowledge about how reserach and development in genetics and molecular biology are involved in the society.After completing the course the participant will be able to account for

  • the organisation of the genetic material in prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms
  • the mechanisms behind replication, reparation and expression of the genetic information
  • model organisms in genetics and molecular biology
  • the recent development of research in genetics and molecular biology
  • theories of population- and evolutionary genetics
  • genetic methods in studies of evolution

After the completed course the participant will be able to reflect over the content in relevant scientific publications and also to plan, perform and evaluate experimental work in the laboratory.

 

Course content

The course treats the structure and evolution of genes and genomes. The course also examines the mechanisms behind the replication, repair and expression of the genetic information, as well as the regulation of the cell cycle. Further, the course treats therories and applications of population- and evolutionary genetics. Experimental approaches used in genetics and molecular biology are introduced in theory and in practice. In seminars, there are discussions how research in genetics and molecular biology increase our knowledge about fundamental biological processes and contributes to a sustainable development of our society.

Teaching and working methods

The course includes lectures, laboratory work and seminars. Both theory and results from laboratory work are presented at seminars in oral and in written reports. Current research is discussed in literature seminars.

Examination

TEN1Written examination9 creditsU, 3, 4, 5
LAB1Laboratory work4 creditsU, G
UPG1Seminar assignments2 creditsU, G

Grades

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

Department

Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi

Director of Studies or equivalent

Agneta Johansson

Examiner

Johan Edqvist

Course website and other links

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 110 h
Recommended self-study hours: 290 h

Course literature

Molecular Biology (andra upplagan) av Craig, Cohen-Fix, Green, Greider, Storz och Wolberger (Oxford University Press, 2014)
Code Name Scope Grading scale
TEN1 Written examination 9 credits U, 3, 4, 5
LAB1 Laboratory work 4 credits U, G
UPG1 Seminar assignments 2 credits U, G

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. 

Molecular Biology (andra upplagan) av Craig, Cohen-Fix, Green, Greider, Storz och Wolberger (Oxford University Press, 2014)

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
TEN1

                            
1.2 Fundamental engineering knowledge (G1X level)

                            
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

                            
2.2 Experimentation, investigation, and knowledge discovery
X
X
LAB1
TEN1
UPG1

                            
2.3 System thinking

                            
2.4 Attitudes, thought, and learning
X
X
X
LAB1
TEN1
UPG1

                            
2.5 Ethics, equity, and other responsibilities

                            
3. INTERPERSONAL SKILLS: TEAMWORK AND COMMUNICATION
3.1 Teamwork
X
X
LAB1
UPG1

                            
3.2 Communications
X
X
LAB1
TEN1
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

                            
4.2 Enterprise and business context

                            
4.3 Conceiving, system engineering and management

                            
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
X

                            
5.2 Economic conditions for knowledge development

                            
5.3 Identification of needs, structuring and planning of research or development projects
X
X
LAB1

                            
5.4 Execution of research or development projects
X
X
LAB1

                            
5.5 Presentation and evaluation of research or development projects
X
X
LAB1

                            

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