Cellbiological Methodology, 6 credits

Cellbiologisk metodik, 6 hp

TVCB11

Main field of study

Biotechnology Engineering Biology

Course level

First cycle

Course type

Programme course

Examiner

Kajsa Holmgren Peterson

Director of studies or equivalent

Kajsa Holmgren Peterson

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 40 h
Recommended self-study hours: 120 h
ECV = Elective / Compulsory / Voluntary
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus ECV
6CTBI Engineering Biology, M Sc in Engineering 6 (Spring 2017) 1 1+4 Swedish Linköping C
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering 8 (Spring 2017) 1 1+4 Swedish Linköping E
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering 8 (Spring 2017) 1 1+4 Swedish Linköping E
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering 8 (Spring 2017) 1 1+4 Swedish Linköping E
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering 8 (Spring 2017) 1 1+4 Swedish Linköping E
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering 8 (Spring 2017) 1 1+4 Swedish Linköping E
6CIII Industrial Engineering and Management, M Sc in Engineering 8 (Spring 2017) 1 1+4 Swedish Linköping E
6MPRO Protein Science, Master's programme (Internal) 2 (Spring 2017) 1 1+4 Swedish Linköping E

Main field of study

Biotechnology, Engineering Biology

Course level

First cycle

Advancement level

G2X

Course offered for

  • Engineering Biology, M Sc in Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering and Management, M Sc in Engineering
  • Protein Science, Master's programme

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

Biology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Microbioloy

Intended learning outcomes

The course gives basic knowledge about how different methods can be used for studying cell and tissue structure and function. After the course the student will be able to:

  • explain how cells and tissues should be prepared for further analysis
  • for a given cell biological problem to choose appropriate analytical method
  • explain the advantages and disadvantages of different analytical methods
  • explain the theory behind the chosen preparation method for cells/tissue
  • explain the theory behind the chosen method of analysis
  • perform a theoretical project included literature search
  • account for project work in written and oral
  • defend their own presentation and oppose to the work of others

    Course content

    Tissue and cell preparation for microscopy.
    Biological markers used in methods discussed within the course.
    Fluorometry, cytometry and flow cytometry.
    Cell culture and cell separation techniques.
    Chemiluminescence.
    Electron microscopy, fluorescence microscopy, ratio imaging and confocal microscopy: construction and function of the equipment.

    Teaching and working methods

    The course consists of lectures, practical exercises on the basis of problem-based learning as well as a theoretical project and seminars.

    Examination

    UPG1Hand-in assignments w oral a written presentation.Opposition3 creditsU, G
    LAB1Laboratory work with oral and written reports3 creditsU, G
    Grades are given as ‘Pass’ or ‘Fail’.

    Grades

    Two-grade scale, U, G

    Other information

    Supplementary courses: Master profiles in Engineering Biology.

    Department

    Institutionen för klinisk och experimentell medicin

    Director of Studies or equivalent

    Kajsa Holmgren Peterson

    Examiner

    Kajsa Holmgren Peterson

    Course website and other links

    http://www.hu.liu.se/ike/grundutbildning/kurser-for-tekniska-hogskolan/cellbiologisk-metodik?l=sv

    Education components

    Preliminary scheduled hours: 40 h
    Recommended self-study hours: 120 h

    Course literature

    Artiklar och kompendier
Code Name Scope Grading scale
UPG1 Hand-in assignments w oral a written presentation.Opposition 3 credits U, G
LAB1 Laboratory work with oral and written reports 3 credits U, G
Grades are given as ‘Pass’ or ‘Fail’.

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. 

Artiklar och kompendier

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)

                            
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

                            
2.3 System thinking

                            
2.4 Attitudes, thought, and learning

                            
2.5 Ethics, equity, and other responsibilities

                            
3. INTERPERSONAL SKILLS: TEAMWORK AND COMMUNICATION
3.1 Teamwork

                            
3.2 Communications

                            
3.3 Communication in foreign languages

                            
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

                            
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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