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Protein Biochemistry (BIO580)

Protein Biochemistry is one of the rapidly expanding areas in the biological sciences today. This course teaches about the structure and function of proteins and provides training in selected laboratory methods and technologies in protein biochemistry.


Course description for study year 2022-2023. Please note that changes may occur.

Facts
Course code

BIO580

Version

1

Credits (ECTS)

10

Semester tution start

Spring

Number of semesters

1

Exam semester

Spring

Language of instruction

English

Content
Focus is on the structure and function of proteins. Scientific concepts and principles for investigating proteins and their biochemical reactions are explained and discussed. Developments and use of instruments and protocols in the daily work of a laboratory are explained and discussed, and interpretation of data in a biochemistry laboratory is taught.
Learning outcome
  • Focus is on the structure and function of proteins.
  • Scientific concepts and principles for investigating proteins and their biochemical reactions are explained and discussed.
  • Developments and use of instruments and protocols in the daily work of a laboratory are explained and discussed, and interpretation of data in a biochemistry laboratory is taught.
Required prerequisite knowledge
None
Exam

Written exam and folder evaluation

Form of assessment Weight Duration Marks Aid
Written exam 4/5 4 Hours Letter grades Basic calculator specified in general exam regulations
Folder evaluation 1/5 Letter grades

The exam is a combination of multiple choice questions and questions that require application of knowledge.In order to access the final exam, students are required to pass the mandatory lab. All mandatory requirements must be completed 3 weeks before the final exam.No resit is offered for the laboratory assignmnets. If a student wishes to redo the lab, this can be done next time the subject is taught. 

Coursework requirements

1 day of lab exercises per week for a total of 7 weeks. Compulsory assignments and submissions must be submitted and final correction requirements met for documentation may be accepted from the teacher within one week after completion of the final laboratory work. All documentation requirements must be completed for approval within three weeks before the examination date for the student to participate in the exam.

Lab assignments are to be completed at the times and in the groups that are assigned and published. Valid absence due to illness or other reasons must be communicated as soon as possible to teaching staff. In cases of valid absence, it may be possible to complete the lab assignments at other times, where agreed with the teaching staff. This is not an entitlement. 

Course teacher(s)
Coordinator laboratory exercises: Julie Nikolaisen
Course teacher: Jan Haug Anonsen
Head of Department: Ingunn Westvik Jolma
Coordinator laboratory exercises: Eli Drange Vee
Study Program Director: Cathrine Lillo
Method of work
4 hours lectures per week and a compulsory laboratory course.
Overlapping courses
Course Reduction (SP)
Protein Biochemistry (BIO540_1) 10
Protein Biochemistry (MBI140_2) 10
Protein Biochemistry, Protein Biochemistry ( BIO540_1 MBI140_2 ) 25
Open for
Biological Chemistry, Master of Science Degree Programme Exchange programme at Faculty of Science and Technology
Course assessment
Forms and/or discussion
Literature
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