n.BA.UI.MBAA.14HS (Molecular Biological Analysis and Application) 
Module: Molecular Biological Analysis and Application
This information was generated on: 10 August 2022
No.
n.BA.UI.MBAA.14HS
Title
Molecular Biological Analysis and Application
Managed by
Theo Smits
Credits
4

Description

Version: 3.0 start 01 August 2017
Studiengang BSc in Natural Resource Sciences
Zugehörige Kurse / Gewichtung
Kurscode Kursbezeichnung Gewichtung
n.BA.UI.MBAA.14HS.V Molecular biological analysis and application 100%
     
     
     
     
     
Status Elective module
*Typus M Minor course/module
Geltende Rechtsordnungen RPO vom 29. Januar 2008, Studienordnung des Dept. N vom 15. Dez. 2009, Anhang für den Bachelorstudiengang Umweltingenieurwesen
Vorausgesetzte Module Refer to module guide
Anschlussmodule -
Bemerkungen Module is part of the Minor „Felddiagnostik und Analytik“
Telefon Modulverantwortliche +41 (0)58 934 52 93
E-Mail Modulverantwortliche theo.smits@zhaw.ch

*Typus:
C Core course/module (Kerngebiet eines Studienprogrammes)
R Related course/module (Unterstützung des Kerngebiets mit Vermittlung von Vor- oder Zusatzkenntnissen)
M Minor coures/module (Wahl- oder Ergänzungskurs/-modul)

 

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Course: Molecular Biological Analysis and Application
No.
n.BA.UI.MBAA.14HS.V
Title
Molecular Biological Analysis and Application
Managed by
Theo Smits

Description

Version: 4.0 start 01 August 2020
Status Elective course
*Type M Minor course/module
Regulations applicable RPO vom 29. Januar 2008, Studienordnung des Dept. N vom 15. Dez. 2009, Anhang für den Bachelorstudiengang Umweltingenieurwesen
Total workload in lessons
Semester 4. Semester
Lectures 40
Coached selfstudy 30
Autonomous selfstudy 50
Total workload 120
Lecturer(s),
Speaker(s),
Associate(s)
Theo Smits
Marianne Leupin
Fabio Rezzonico
Learning outcomes and competencies  Subject skills:
  • The students are able to apply common methods and working practices in plant biotechnology
  • Students are able to apply common methods and working techniques in molecular biology
  • They are acquainted with basic molecular methods in theory and in practice through laboratory work
  • The students acquire a theoretical background in advanced molecular technologies e.g., genomics, NGS, post-genomics and bioinformatics
  • They are able to discuss their findings critically in English, both orally and in writing
Method skills:
  • Students are able to apply selected working techniques in molecular biology and plant biotechnology for research and practical applications
  • They can carry out research in appropriate scientific databases to investigate particular project assignments
  • They can search for, understand and interpret English publications in the field of molecular biology and plant biotechnology
  • They are able to express themselves satisfactorily in English within the scope of this module
Social competences:
  • Students are able to plan, work, perform and learn from group projects
Personal competences:
  • Students are able to investigate and learn independently, consulting relevant sources in the field of knowledge
  • They are able to take different points of view into account on given subjects
Course content Theoretical and practical foundations of plant biotechnology (meristemation, propagation, elimination of pathogens, conservation of genetic resources)

Current methods in molecular biology such as forms of polymerase chain reaction, primer design, DNA-Sequencing, bioinformatic analysis and DNA sequence analysis, Blast analysis and phylogeny of own samples.
Language of instruction English
Expected attendance Laboratory practical
Assessment Coursework grade (50% of total module mark)
Written exam at the end of the semester (50% of total module mark)

If fewer than 5 students are required to resit the written exam, this can be changed from a written to an oral exam at the request of the lecturer concerned and with the written agreement of the students.(Please advise pruefungsadmin.lsfm@zhaw.ch of any exam modification; a form is available from the Registrar's Office)
Bibliography -
Entrance requirements Refer to module guide
Follow-up courses -
Comments Module is part of the Minor „Felddiagnostik und Analytik“
Telephone +41 (0)58 934 52 93                      
Email theo.smits@zhaw.ch

*Type:
C Core course/module
R Related course/module
M Minor course/module

Note