Molecular Genetics

Universidad Católica de Valencia

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Molecular Genetics

  • Host University

    Universidad Católica de Valencia

  • Location

    Valencia, Spain

  • Area of Study

    Molecular Biology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

    3
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    0
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    0
  • Overview

    GENERAL GOALS
    After course completion, the student will have:
    - Learned the gene and genome structure in living beings
    - Acquired a solid base of genetic information and regulation of gene expression
    - Learned the main mechanisms for gene transmission
    - Obtained a comprehensive view of gene structure, function and transmission
    - Solved theoretical or practical problems in Molecular Genetics
    - Used the main laboratory techniques in Molecular Genetics
    - Developed the ability to argue the scientific basis to society concerns based on genetic issues

    CROSS-SECTIONAL COMPETENCES Competence measuring scale
    Instrumental
    1. Capacity to analyze and synthesize
    2. Capacity to organize and plan
    3. Mastering Spanish oral and written communication
    4. Command of a foreign language
    5. Knowing and applying Basic ITC skills related to Biotechnology.
    6. Capacity to manage information (capacity to look for and analyze information coming from different types of sources)
    7. Problem solving
    8. Decision making

    Interpersonal
    9. Capacity to work in interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary team
    10. Interpersonal skills
    11. Understanding multicultural and diverse environment
    12. Critical and self-critical capacity
    13. Ethics

    Systemic
    14. Capacity to learn
    15. Capacity to adapt to new situations
    16. Capacity to produce new ideas (creativity)
    17. Leadership abilities
    18. Taking initiatives and enterprising spirit
    19. Capacity to apply theoretical knowledge
    20. Research skills
    21. Sensitivity to environmental issues

    SPECIFIC COMPETENCES
    22. Knowing and understanding contents, principles and theories related to biotechnology
    23. Knowing how to use laboratory equipment and to carry out basic operations for each discipline including: safety measures, handling, waste disposal and activity register
    24. Knowing basic and instrument laboratory techniques in the different areas of biotechnology.
    25. Knowing how to analyze and understand scientific data related to biotechnology
    26. Understanding and identifying the mechanisms in the genetic heritage
    27. Knowing and applying action plans and assessment criteria of biotechnology processes.
    28. Integrating life science and Engineering into processes of development of biotechnological products and applications
    29. Contrasting and checking results of biotechnological experimentation
    30 Solving and analyzing problems posed by biotechnology
    31. Describing and calculating important variables of processes and experiments.
    32. Knowing how to use different specific operating systems and software packages designed for Biotechnology.
    33. Knowing and complying with legislation and ethics of biotechnological processes and applications.
    34. Knowing main characteristics of Molecular biosciences and biotechnology communication

    LEARNING OUTCOMES COMPETENCES
    R-1 The student knows the gene and genome structure in living beings COMPETENCES: 1,2,3,4,6,14,25,29
    R-2 The student has acquired a solid base of genetic information and regulation of gene expression COMPETENCES: 1,2,3,4,6,14,25,29
    R-3 The student has learned the main mechanisms for gene transmission COMPETENCES: 1,2,3,4,6,14,25,29
    R-4 The student has obtained a comprehensive view of gene structure, function and transmission
    COMPETENCES: 1,2,3,4,6,14,25,29
    R-5 The student i sable to solve theoretical or practical problems in Molecular Genetics COMPETENCES:1,2,5,7,8,14,19,32
    R-6 The student is able to use the main laboratory techniques in Molecular Genetics COMPETENCES: 8,14,19,20,23,24,25,29
    R-7 The student has developed the ability to argue the scientific basis to society concerns based on genetic issues COMPETENCES: 3,4,6,8,9,10,11,12,13,15,16,17,18,20,21

    SYSTEM FOR ASSESSING THE ACQUISITION OF THE COMPETENCES AND ASSESSMENT SYSTEM

    Assessment Tool:Final written test*
    LEARNING OUTCOMES ASSESSED:
    R-1: 1,2,3,4,6,14,25,29
    R-2: 1,2,3,4,6,14,25,29
    R-3: 1,2,3,4,6,14,25,29
    R-4: 1,2,3,4,6,14,25,29
    R-5: 1,2,5,7,8,14,19,32
    Allocated Percentage:60%

    Assessment Tool:Continuous evaluation tests#
    LEARNING OUTCOMES ASSESSED:
    R-1: 1,2,3,4,6,14,25,29
    R-2: 1,2,3,4,6,14,25,29
    R-3: 1,2,3,4,6,14,25,29
    R-4: 1,2,3,4,6,14,25,29
    R-5: 1,2,5,7,8,14,19,32
    Allocated Percentage:20%

    Assessment Tool:Final laboratory-based test*
    LEARNING OUTCOMES ASSESSED:
    R-5: 1,2,5,7,8,14,19,32
    R-6: 8,14,19,20,23,24,25,29
    Allocated Percentage:15%

    Assessment Tool:Assignments
    LEARNING OUTCOMES ASSESSED:
    R-5: 1,2,5,7,8,14,19,32
    R-7: 3,4,6,8,9,10,11,12,13,15,16,17,18,20,21
    Allocated Percentage:5%

    * In order to promediate all tasks, a minimal of 5/10 is requires in written tests
    ** In case of obtaining a grade between 4,5/100 and 5/10:
    - if the professor finds it suitable, during the test revision phase, he can ask for additional tasks to the student, that will complete or demonstrate his knowledge
    - in case of doubt, the professor could grade the course with a 5 (PASSED), without promediating with the other tasks' grades.
    # Continuous evaluation tests include weekly tests and a mid-term test

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