Medical Protein Science

2018/2019

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives

Knowledge

Students who have passed the module should be able to

  • Account for how to design, produce, purify, and characterize proteins
  • Describe how activity and stability of enzymes and medical relevant proteins, including antibodies, anti-microbial peptides, and other therapeutic proteins can be determined
  • Account for the development of new preparative and analytical methods in protein science

Skills

  • Describe, model, and evaluate protein structures
  • Compare and substantiate the choice of protein producing organisms for medical products
  • Write a project report following the standards of the field of study, include relevant original scientific literature, use the correct terminology, and communicate the research-based foundation,  problem and results of the project in writing, graphically and orally in a coherent way
  • Assess and select relevant original scientific literature and current scientific methods, models and other tools used in the project and asses the problem of the project and results in relevant scientific contexts and social conditions

Competences

  • Account for the scientific basis of selected preparative and analytical methods
  • Compare and explain theoretical and practical results within the field of protein science
  • Handle the planning, implementation and management of complex and unpredictable research and/or developmental tasks and take professional responsibility for implementing academic assignments and interdisciplinary collaborations
  • Take responsibility for own professional development and specialization

Type of instruction

Project work

Extent and expected workload

450 hours

Exam

Exams

Name of examMedical Protein Science
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
ECTS15
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentAs stated in the Joint Programme Regulations

Facts about the module

Danish titleMedicinsk Proteinteknologi
Module codeK-BT-K2-41
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
SemesterSpring
ECTS15
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module
Time allocation for external examinersB

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Biotechnology, Chemistry and Environmental Engineering
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science