Biochemistry - Research

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Biochemistry - Research

  • Host University

    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

  • Location

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • Area of Study

    Biochemistry

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Biochemistry

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    6
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    COURSE OBJECTIVE
    The student can
    Find, interpret and summarize relevant literature;
    Conceive and phrase a research question and hypothesis;
    Set up an experiment based on a research question;
    Execute an experiment and keep record of the findings;
    Identify problems and pitfalls, and optimize the design of the experiment;
    Present and discuss experimental results in a group;
    Write a scientific report based on an experiment

    COURSE CONTENT
    The student will learn how to translate a research question into a laboratory experiment. Literature about respiration will be studied, and
    based on that literature the student will phrase his/her own research question and design an adequate experiment to answer that question. The experiment will be executed and the collected data will be discussed with peers and with an assistant. Findings will be presented orally and in a written report. A small number of lectures and tutorials will provide the student with the required theoretical knowledge and
    mathematical/computer skills.

    TEACHING METHODS
    10 hours of lectures
    12 hours of tutorials
    18 hours of laboratory work
    18 hours of groupwork

    TYPE OF ASSESSMENT
    Written report
    Remark: In case the report is graded insufficient, students are allowed to improve the report immediately using the feedback provided. The grade for a revised report cannot exceed 6.

     

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