- The students will hear introductory and summary lectures, read research and review papers, and discuss together and with the teacher the following topics: The human genome; Biology of cancer, viral and bacterial infections, inflammation; Molecular basis of Neurodegenerative diseases: Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson Disease, Morbus Huntington, TSE, ALS, FTLD, …
Notes on the module handbook of the department Biology
Theoretical Module 1-4: Lecture and Reading Course – Molecular Medicine (M, 3.0 LP)
|Module Number||Module Name||CP (Effort)|
|BIO-TM1-4_12-M-5||Theoretical Module 1-4: Lecture and Reading Course – Molecular Medicine||3.0 CP (90 h)|
|CP, Effort||3.0 CP = 90 h|
|Position of the semester||1 Sem. in SuSe|
|Level|| Master (Entry Level)|
|Reference course of study||[BIO-88.Z10-SG] M.Sc. Biology|
|Type/SWS||Course Number||Title||Choice in |
|SL||SL is |
required for exa.
Lecture and Reading Course – Molecular Medicine
|P||16 h||74 h||
- About [BIO-HUM-06-K-5]: Title: "Lecture and Reading Course – Molecular Medicine"; Presence-Time: 16 h; Self-Study: 74 h
- About [BIO-HUM-06-K-5]: The study achievement [TEILN] continuous and active participation in the courses must be obtained.
Examination achievement PL1
- Form of examination: written exam (Klausur) (60-90 Min.)
Evaluation of grades
The grade of the module examination is also the module grade.
Competencies / intended learning achievements
− Overview of synaptic transmission, which is central for understanding of brain function and behavior.
− Understanding the molecular basis of human diseases and to evaluate them critically. Gaining the ability to extending these concepts to other related diseases.
− Learn to develop novel pharmacological strategies. Reading and interpreting current research papers and reviews about this topic, and understanding methodological approaches used.
☐Methodological competence: ---
− Learning to discuss scientific issues with other students and the teacher and explaining complex concepts.
− Learning to simplify complicated topics and ideas and to identify their key aspects.
− Acquirement of scientific knowledge by self-responsible reading of English research literature, and identifying points that require further explanation.
− Critical evaluation of current research data.
Intended Learning Outcomes:
On successfully completing the module students will be able to…
− improve their knowledge in the field of molecular mechanisms of neuronal function and human neurodegenerative diseases.
− read and understand specialist English literature (research papers and reviews).
− summarize and discuss orally research papers.
- Robert A Weinberg: The Biology of Cancer;
- Alberts: Molecular Biology of the Cell;
- E. Kandel: Principles of Neuroscience, 5th edition, Part II and III;
- Original literature will be provided at or prior to the beginning of the course
Requirements for attendance (informal)
Requirements for attendance (formal)
References to Module / Module Number [BIO-TM1-4_12-M-5]
|Course of Study||Section||Choice/Obligation|
|[BIO-88.Z10-SG] M.Sc. Biology||Theoretical Modules 1-4: Lectures and Reading Courses||[P/WP] Compulsory or compulsory elective (depending on the chosen specialization / study profile)|