Course code BIO121

BIO121 Introduction to Genetics - Practice

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Course responsible: Hilde-Gunn Opsahl Sorteberg
Teachers: Marian Schubert, Sylvia Sagen Johnsen
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Faculty of Biosciences
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Spring parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Spring parallel.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: 2006H
Course contents:
The exercises include demonstrations, calculations, lab exercises and are intended to give the students practice in conducting basic genetic analysis and  experience in central techniques of molecular biology.
Learning outcome:
The students will get training in the basic genetic analyses and laboratory work that is conducted within genetics/molecular biology. The students are also to understand the theoretical principles behind the experiments/exercises.
Learning activities:
In addition to exercises, there will be calculations, review of exercises and lab work.
Teaching support:
Supervised exercises. Teacher is available at designated hours, announced on the course website.
The exercises, mostly from the textbook used in BIO120: Klug, Cummings, Spencer and Palladino: Essentials of Genetics, 7.ed., 2010, Pearson/Prentice Hall. In addition a Lab booklet.
General chemistry equivalent to KJM100. The students need to have completed BIO120 or take BIO120 concurrently with BIO121.
Recommended prerequisites:
Previous knowledge of cell biology (BIO100) and microbiology (BIO130) recommended.
Mandatory activity:
Attendance (at least 90%) at excercise classes is compulsory.
Approved lab journal from the molecular genetics lab, and 2 sets of calculation assignments approved. Both parts must be passed. 90% attendance at exercises is compulsory.
Nominal workload:
Exercises: 3 hours per week for 9 weeks (27 hours), self-study: 123 hours.
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
Type of course:
Exercises: 3 hours per week for 9 weeks, 27 hours in total.
The censor will be involved in evaluating the lab course.
Examination details: Continuous exam: Bestått / Ikke bestått