BSc Project (Biosensors)

2022/2023

Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module builds on knowledge obtained from the project module on 5th semester, as well as knowledge in the field of Statistical Mechanics, General and Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry and Microbiology, Protein Physics.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives

Knowledge

• Must have knowledge and understanding of basic biosensors design principles
• Must have knowledge and understanding of major phenomena used in biosensing, including optical, surface plasmon resonance, and electro-chemical based systems
• Must have knowledge and understanding of surface bound reactions and their kinetics.
• Must be able to apply their knowledge about biosensor design to real problems
• Must have the knowledge how to make a business case for a biosensor
• Should understand scientific methods and theories in relation to the topic of the project

Skills

  • Must be able to apply the acquired knowledge to the design of functional biosensors and measurement protocols
  • Must be able to perform measurements using the designed biosensor ex-periment, process data and draw conclusions about the investigated reac-tions and the biosensor performance
  • Must be able to evaluate practical biosensor designs and performance
  • Must be able to perform a cost-benefit analysis for a biosensor
  • Build a project report according to the scietific field's norms, include relevant literature, use correct academic language and communicate the project's problem and results in a written and oral manner in a coherent way, including the connection between the problem formulation, the project's execution and the main conclusions.
  • Justify choice of literature, methods, models and other tools used in the project work, and evaluate the project's problem in relevant academic, social, economic and theoretical context as well as in relation to the scientific literature.

Competences

  • Must have working knowledge and basic skills for designing, evaluating and experimental handling of biosensor devices
  • Must be able to understand and apply knowledge necessary to create functional biosensors
  • Must be able to reflect over relevant theories and methods used for bio-sensor design
  • Must be able to assess basic economic conditions for the development and commissioning of biosensors
  • Handle planning and implementation of a project and handle complex and development-oriented tasks during the project work as well as contribute to the project group's work and results.
  • Identify own  needs for continued development and learning within the subject area.

Type of instruction

Workshop and project work with supervision. The Biosensor workshop comprises lectures and hand-on laboratory exercises covering the main types of currently used biosensors, including different kinds of electrochemical and optical sensors. The workshop also addresses the issues of surfaces functionalization technique to achieve required selectivity and sensitivity and discuss the specific aspects of surface-bound chemical reactions. The economic part of the project will be supported by a number of lectures covering basic business economy.

Extent and expected workload

This is a 20 ECTS project module and the work load is expected to be 600 hours for the student.

Exam

Exams

Name of examBachelorprojekt (Biosensorer)
Type of exam
Master's thesis/final project
ECTS20
Permitted aids
All written and all electronic aids
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingExternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleBachelorprojekt (Biosensorer)
Module codeF-NAN-B6-1A
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
SemesterSpring
ECTS20
Language of instructionDanish and English
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Mechanical Engineering and Physics
DepartmentDepartment of Materials and Production
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science