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Structural Methodology in Molecular Medicine 7.5 credits, 7,5 points
COURSE CATEGORY   Fristående kurs
The aim of the course is for the student to obtain knowledge about methods and applications commonly used within cell biology and biochemistry. This includes various structural biological techniques e.g. circular dichroism (CD), nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), crystallography, mass spectroscopy and microscopy techniques. The course comprises in-depth knowledge in medical biology.

By the end of the course the students will be able to:
-Apply the acquired knowledge of structural biological techniques on studies on protein structures
-Analyse and evaluate scientific reports within the research field of structural biology
-Apply the acquired knowledge for design and perform a study on protein structure
Structural biological techniques e.g.
-Circular dichroism (CD)
-Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR)
-Mass spectoscopy
-Microscopy techniques
Lectures are combined with active self-tution (scientific articles) and project reports and seminars.

The educational method used is problem-based learning (PBL). PBL emphasises the student´s development of free, self-supporting, lifelong learning ability as an instrument for critical inquiry. The students own queries and formulated problems form the basis of PBL. Important is also the student´s ability to take responsibility for his/her own learning, and to seek and evaluate information and knowledge and to train co-operation and a flexible attitude to different views and ideas.

Examination forms include active participation in tutorial groups and seminars, written and oral examinations, completed assignments and examination of practical skills.

Students who have failed two times on the course or part of the course are entitled to request another examiner at the new examination occasion.

Extent of re-examination
The extent of a re-examination shall be similar to the regular examination.

Entries for examinations
Rules for entries for examination are given in the course plans. Besides are "Regulations regarding examinations and examinators" according to decision Linköpings University Dnr: LiU 1109/00-40 applied.
Regulations concerning general eligibility in accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance, Section 7, paragraph 28 and in addition special requirements in accordance with Section 7, paragraph 31, i.e. at least three years of full-time undergraduate studies in a main subject area with relevance for Life Science, e.g. from faculties within medicine, technical/natural sciences, odontology, pharmaceutical science. The lowest acceptable grade from undergraduate studies is Pass.

Applicants with a degree from a non-Swedish university must enclose an official examination certificate for at least three years of fulltime studies in subjects with relevance for Life Science, such as biology, chemistry, medicine or corresponding. If English is not the mother tongue of the applicant, he or she must also be able to prove proficiency in English. This may be done by submitting results from an internationally recognised test e.g. the TOEFL-test or prove that the education at basic level has been performed in English. Applications must be supported by official documents issued by a recognised university or other authority.
The course is graded on the following scale: Pass; Fail.
Course certificate is issued by the Faculty Board on request. The Department provides a special form which should be submitted to the Student Affairs Office at the Faculty of Health Sciences.
The course literature is decided upon by the department in question.
Pass or Fail.

Planning and implementation of the course shall be carried out from the wording in this couse plan. The evaluation of the course should therefore consider the question how well the course agrees with the course plan. The evaluation will be written or orally on a scheduled time point at the end of the course.
Electronic evaluation of the course in accordance with Linköping University´s regulations will in addition be done (Dnr LiU 780/06-04).

At the student´s request, course certificates is issued by the director of studies for courses or, according to delegation, by the head of the department/director of programme studies.

The course organiser at the Division of Cell Biology, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, will provide a list of relevant literature at the latest two months before the start of the course.

The course is given in such a way that both men´s and women´s experiences and knowledge are made visible and developed.

If the course is closed down, or is subject for major changes, is normally examination according to this course plan offered on totally three occasions within a year, of which one in close connection to the first examination.
Structural Methodology in Molecular Medicine 7.5 credits
Structural Methodology in Molecular Medicine, advanced course
Department responsible
for the course or equivalent:
MEDBIO - Medicinsk biologi
Registrar No: LiU 1410/06-41   Course Code: 8FA030      
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Subject/Subject Area :          
Level   Education level     Subject Area Code   Field of Education  
D       MBI   Medicin