Course code KJB201

KJB201 Laboratory Course in Biochemistry

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Course responsible: Vincentius Gerardus Henricus Eijsink
Teachers: Ellen Cathrine Hasle Kokkim, Anne Cathrine Bunæs, Tove Gulbrandsen Devold, Irene Comi
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Department of Chemistry, Biotechnology and Food Science
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Maximum 72 (including students on KJB210).
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Spring parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Spring parallel, .
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2005-2006
Preferential right:
Students that have KJB201 as an compulsory subject will have prioritry when allocating labspace.
Course contents:

The laboratory course is built up as follows: 8 or 9 exercises, each lasting about 6 hours, one exercise each week.

14 lectures (7 x 2 hours).

Writing of journals, length 8-15 pages, five or six of these in total. Filling out laboratory reports for the other excercises.

Usually group work with two students in each group.

Learning outcome:

The students will learn elementary biochemical techniques:

  • Pipetting of small volumes.
  • Elementary Spectrophotometry.
  • Standard Curves.
  • Measurement of protein concentrations.
  • Measurement of enzyme activity, including enzyme kinetics.
  • Chromatography of proteins.
  • Gel-electrophoresis of proteins.
  • Measuring anti-oxidants and vitamin C.
  • Gels and viscosity.

The laboratory course will give some depth study of some part of KJB200.

Learning activities:
Lectures.
Exercises in laboratories (with intensive guidance).
Writing of journals.
Teaching support:

Question hours each week.
Intensive guidance for journal writing.

Fronter.

Syllabus:

Compendium written by teachers and revised each year.

Lecture notes.

Prerequisites:
General chemistry equivalent to KJM100.
Biochemistry equivalent to KJB200 (can be taken at the same time).
Recommended prerequisites:
Organic chemistry equivalent to KJM110.
Mandatory activity:
All lectures about the laboratory course (7 x 2 hours.
The laboratory exercises themselves.
Handing in of labjournals.
Assessment:

Lab journals count 25 % and a written test (2 hrs) counts 75 %.

Both parts must be passed.

Nominal workload:

Lectures: 14 hours.

Laboratory exercises, with preparation and writing of laboratory journals: 96 hours.

Individual study: 42 hours.

Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
Reduction of credits:
It is not possible to receive credits for both KJB201 and KJB210. KJB210 incorporates KJB201.
Type of course:

Lectures: 14 hours (7 x 2 hours).

Laboratory work: 6 hours per week for 9 weeks.

Examiner:
An external examiner approves the examination questions and marks 25 randomly selected examinantion papers. The internal examiner grades the laboratory journals.
Allowed examination aids: Calculator handed out, no other aids
Examination details: Continuous exam: A - E / Ikke bestått