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Before choosing courseCB2021 Clinical applications of biotechnology 6.0 creditsAdministrate About course
This course will focus on clinical applications ofbiotechnology, to determine diagnose, monitor disease progression, select treatment regime and evaluate treatment outcome.

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* Retrieved from Course syllabus CB2021 (Autumn 2020–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course in Clinical Applications of Biotechnology provides an orientation on biotechnological methods and measurements used in healthcare. The course provides both theoretical background and practical application of analytical methods. The course includes basic knowledge of molecular disease mechanisms, biomarkers, molecular biology tools and methods. New developments with the potential to be integrated in a clinical context are highlighted. The course includes ethics and sustainability.

Intended learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding

After passing the course the student must be able to:

  • Describe basic concepts regarding the main parts of the course.
  • In text, explain basic principles for biotechnological methods and measurements of biological samples.
  • Give examples of clinical applications of biotechnology.

Skills and abilities

After passing the course the student must be able to:

  • Relate biotechnological applications with underlying molecular disease mechanisms.
  • Be able to apply diagnostic measurements and report results in writing and orally.

Values and approaches 

After passing the course the student must be able to:

  • Suggest biotechnological applications for clinical use and explain their benefits and disadvantages.
  • Reflect on the clinical use of biotechnology from an ethical, economic, ecological, and social perspective.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Completed course in BB2255 - Applied Gene Technology

Recommended prerequisites

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Equipment

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Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Examination

  • LAB1 - Laboratory work,, 1,5 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • TEN1 - Written exam, 4,5 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade

There are elements with compulsory attendance.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Examiner

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

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Course web CB2021

Offered by

CBH/Protein Science

Main field of study

Biotechnology, Molecular Life Science

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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