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  JOINT INTERNATIONAL MASTER COURSE
  IN MEDICAL BIOTECHNOLOGY
MODULE INFORMATION MB04 - Introduction to Molecular Biology
CURRICULUM UNIT: Introduction to molecular biology

SCIENTIFIC AREA: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
YEAR 10
Hours of direct teaching: 77
Hours  of self-learning: 73



CODE: MB04
CREDITS: 06
OBJECTIVE:

 
Capacity building in techniques for manipulating macromolecules and recombinant DNA technology.

EXPECTED RESULTS (specific skills):
After completing this module, the student must show that it is able to:
1. perform basic techniques of molecular biology
2. conduct  a standard project of cloning and gene expression.

METHODOLOGY OF TEACHING / LEARNING
Teaching of the course will be based on lectures, practical laboratory sessions and seminars.

STUDENTS EVALUATION
The final assessment of this module will be based on the weighted average of the final exam, of the seminar presentations and  of the practical activities. The evaluation criteria of the module shall comply with the assessment regulations of HCPM.

TEACHING TOPICS
1. History, concepts and areas of application
2. Basic tools in molecular biology
3. Extraction of nucleic acids
4. Separation of nucleic acids and proteins
5. PCR: principles and applications
6. Molecular screening
7. Sequencing of nucleic acids and proteins
8. Purification of recombinant proteins

Distribution of the workload according to the topics

TOPICS

HOURS

TOTAL


Direct teaching

Self Learning



LE

PC

SE

HDT

RS

APA

HTI


History, concepts and areas of application

3

2

-

5

6

1

7

12

Basic tools in molecular biology

1

3

-

4

8

1

9

13

Extraction of nucleic acids

1

10

3

14

6

4

10

24

Separation of nucleic acids and proteins

1

10


11

6

2

8

19

PCR: principles and applications

1

5

3

9

8

2

10

19

Molecular screening

1

5

2

8

4

1

5

13

Sequencing of nucleic acids and proteins

2

2

-

4

8

7

15

19

Purification of recombinant proteins

1

15

6

22

6

3

9

31

Total

11

52

14

77

52

21

73

150

LE = Lecture, PC= Practical Class (Laboratory, calculation exercises, etc.), SE = Seminar, HDT = Hours of direct teaching; RS = reference search and reading , APA = Autonomous practical activities; HSL = Hours of self learning.

Basic textbooks and references
1. Principles of Gene Manipulation and Genomics, 7th Edition (2006) Sandy B. Primrose, Richard Twyman; Wiley-Blackwell
2. Recombinant DNA: Genes and Genomes. 3rd Edition. (2007). James D. Watson, Amy A. Caudy, Richard M. Myers and Jan A. Witkowski; W.H. Freeman
3. An Introduction to Genetic Engineering,. 3rd Edition (2008). Desmond S. T. Nicholl; Cambridge University Press
4. Introduction to Molecular Biology, Genomics and Proteomics for Biomedical Engineers (Biomedical Engineering) by Robert B. Northrop and Anne N. Connor (2008)
5. Molecular Biology of the Cell (5th Edition) by Bruce Alberts, Alexander Johnson, Julian Lewis, and Martin Raff (2008)
6. Gene Cloning and DNA Analysis: An Introduction by T. A. Brown (2006)
Information Conner

ABOUT THIS COURSE
LECTURER
STUDENTS
THESIS

HEADQUATERS
Postgraduate Office, HUMP, 6 Ngo Quyen, Hue
Department of Biomedical Science, 25 Muroni st., Sassari

J.I. MASTER COURSE COORDINATOR
  Le Van An, MD. PhD
      Tel: +84 914463194
  Prof. Pier Luigi Fiori, MD. PhD
      Tel: +39 8923123213
 
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