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740361A Molecular Biology I, 8 ECTS cr 
Code 740361A  Validity 01.01.1950 -
Name Molecular Biology I  Abbreviation Molecular Biolo 
Scope8 ECTS cr   
Type Intermediate Studies Discipline3254 Biochemistry 
TypeCourse   
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
 
   
Preceding studies
all these courses/examinations
    750121P Cell biology
    740143P Biomolecules for Biochemists
    740144P Biochemical Methodologies I
Unit Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine 

Teachers
Name
Mirva Saaranen 

Description
ECTS Credits 

8 credits

 
Language of instruction 

Finnish and English

 
Timing 

B.Sc. yr2 autumn

 
Learning outcomes 

After this course students should understand the basics of molecular biology and be able to use modern molecular biology methods.

 
Contents 

The course covers gene structure, DNA replication, recombination, transcription, translation  and basics of gene expression. The student will learn the most common recombinant DNA techniques, such as PCR, use of restriction endonucleases, preparation of recombinant plasmids and DNA sequencing. Attendance of some parts is compulsory.

 
Mode of delivery 

Face to face teaching

 
Learning activities and teaching methods 

20 h lectures, 4 h computer exercise, 80 h lab, homeworks. Laboratory and computer practicals are compulsory

 
Target group 

Major subject students

 
Prerequisites and co-requisites 

Cellular biology, Biomolecules for Biochemists and Biochemical methodologies I

 
Recommended optional programme components 

-

 
Recommended or required reading 

Mathews, CK, van Holde KT, Applins DR, Anthony-Cahill SJ: Biochemistry (4th edition). Optional.

 
Assessment methods and criteria 

Homeworks 35 %, lab reports 30 % and final exam 35 %.

Read more about assessment criteria at the University of Oulu webpage.

 
Grading 

1-5/fail.

 
Person responsible 

Mirva Saaranen and Aki Manninen

 
Working life cooperation 

No

 
Other information 

Location of instruction: Lectures: Linnanmaa, laboratory: Kontinkangas

 

Additional data in the course catalogue FBMM - Courses in English for exchange students, Biochemistry
EXCHANGE STUDENTS: Lecture part is in Finnish (not available for exchange students). Attendance to laboratory part (in English) is possible if student has sufficient prior practical experience and there are space (degree students have a privilege).

Current and future instruction
Functions Name Type ECTS cr Teacher Schedule
registration period has not begun Molecular Biology I  Course  Mirva Saaranen  01.09.20 -16.10.20

Future examinations
Functions Name Type ECTS cr Teacher Schedule
registration period has not begun Molecular Biology I exam exam  Exam  Mirva Saaranen  02.10.20
registration period has not begun Molecular Biology I exam 1st retake exam  Exam  Mirva Saaranen  06.11.20
registration period has not begun Molecular Biology I exam 2nd retake exam  Exam  Mirva Saaranen  17.12.20