Course syllabus

Genteknik
Gene Technology

KBK041, 7,5 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2012/13
Decided by: Education Board 2
Date of Decision: 2012-04-04

General Information

Main field: Technology.
Main field: Biotechnology.
Compulsory for: B3
Elective Compulsory for: MBIO1
Language of instruction: The course might be given in English

Aim

The aim of the course is to give the student the ability to understand and critically examine the possibilities and limitations in modern gene technology.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

Contents

The course deals with the genetic and physiological prerequisites for gene modification of bacterial, yeast, plant and animal cells. Applications in chemical, food and pharmaceutical industries are emphasised. The laboratory part of the course includes the most frequently used methods in gene technology embracing isolation and mapping of DNA, PCR, vector construct, transformation and hybridisation.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: Approved practicals, oral presentation of a literature task and written exam.

Parts
Code: 0105. Name: Gene Technology, Theory.
Credits: 6. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Written examination. Contents: The course deals with the genetic and physiological prerequisites for gene modification of bacterial, yeast, plant and animal cells. Applications in chemical, food and pharmaceutical industries are emphasised.
Code: 0205. Name: Gene Technology, Practicals.
Credits: 1,5. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Approved practicals. Contents: The laboratory part of the course includes the most frequently used methods in gene technology embracing isolation and mapping of DNA, PCR, vector construct, transformation and hybridisation.

Admission

Admission requirements:

The number of participants is limited to: No

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Professor Leif B├╝low, Leif.Bulow@tbiokem.lth.se
Course coordinator: Dr. Maurizio Bettiga, Maurizio.Bettiga@tmb.lth.se
Course homepage: http://www.tbiokem.lth.se
Further information: The course is given in collaboration between the divisions of Pure and Applied Biochemistry and Technical Microbiology.