BIO301 Molecular Biology

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Course Code Course Title Weekly Hours* ECTS Weekly Class Schedule
T P
BIO301 Molecular Biology 3 0 6 Mon 09-12h
Prerequisite None It is a prerequisite to
Lecturer Mirza Suljagic Office Hours / Room / Phone
Monday:
12:00-14:00
Tuesday:
10:00-12:00
Wednesday:
13:00-15:00
A F1.16 - 033 957 207
E-mail msuljagic@ius.edu.ba
Assistant Emina Huseinbegovic Assistant E-mail msuljagic@ius.edu.ba
Course Objectives The Course goal is to explain and classify the main concepts and fundamental processes of molecular biology. The aim is to develop understanding of general principles of Central dogma and regulatory mechanisms of gene expression, together with basic technical skills used in molecular biology. Overall aim is to provide general education at the molecular level in order to prepare students for following related courses in Genetics and Bioengineering.
Textbook Main: Lodish, Berk, Kaiser, Krieger, Scott, Bretscher. Ploegh and Darnell. (2008) Molecular Cell Biology, 6th Edition by W. H. Freeman and Company, NY, USA Other: Molecular Biology of The Cell, Alberts, B., Johnson, A., Lewis, J., Raff, M., Roberts, K. and Walter, P. , 5th Ed. Garland Science 2008.
Learning Outcomes After successful  completion of the course, the student will be able to:
  1. Explain the flow of genetic information within a biological system
  2. Discuss and elaborate on basic molecular biology mechanisms
  3. Understand basic intracellular molecular events in Central Dogma axis
  4. Work collaboratively with their peers on scientific article assignments
Teaching Methods This course employs a range of teaching and learning methods (lecturing, written assignments, group discussions, result analysis )
WEEK TOPIC REFERENCE
Week 1 Levels of Organization: Presentation of the Syllabus, The Diversity and Commonality of Cells, Structure of Nucleic Acids Ch. 1.
Week 2 Transcription of Protein-Coding Genes and Formation of Functional mRNA Ch. 4.
Week 3 Molecular Biology of Decoding of mRNA by tRNAs, Stepwise Synthesis of Proteins on Ribosomes Ch. 4.
Week 4 DNA, chromosome and genomes, DNA Replication QUIZ1 Ch. 4.
Week 5 Molecular Mechanisms of DNA repair, Homologues recombination, Ch. 4.
Week 6 Eukaryotic Gene Control and RNA Polymerases Ch. 7.
Week 7 Midterm Exam
Week 8 Regulatory Sequences in Protein-Coding Genes Ch. 7.
Week 9 Activators and Repressors of Transcription Ch. 7.
Week 10 Control of Gene Expression: Regulation of Transcription-Factor Activity Ch. 8.
Week 11 Post-Transcriptional Gene Control:Processing of Eukaryotic Pre-mRNA. QUIZ2 Ch. 8.
Week 12 Cytoplasmic Mechanisms of Post-transcriptional Control Ch. 8.
Week 13 Post-Transcriptional Gene Control:Processing of rRNA and tRNA Ch. 8.
Week 14 COURSE Overview J.Club quiz
Week 15 General Review
Assessment Methods and Criteria Evaluation Tool Quantity Weight Alignment with LOs
Final Exam 1 40 1,2,3
Semester Evaluation Compenents
Quiz 2 10 2
In-term exam 1 35 1,2,3
Scientific article assessment 1 15 4
***     ECTS Credit Calculation     ***
 Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours
Lecture hours 3 14 42 In-term exam study 22 1 22
Home study 3 14 42 Final exam study 22 2 44
        Total Workload Hours = 150
*T= Teaching, P= Practice ECTS Credit = 6
Course Academic Quality Assurance: Semester Student Survey Last Update Date: 09/10/2020
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