CB2021 Clinical applications of biotechnology 6.0 credits

Kliniska tillämpningar av bioteknik

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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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.

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Literature and preparations

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Examination and completion

Grading scale *

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

Examination *

  • LAB1 - Laboratory work,, 1.5 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Written exam, 4.5 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

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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

Cecilia Williams

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Offered by

CBH/Protein Science

Main field of study *

Biotechnology, Molecular Life Science

Education cycle *

Second cycle

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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.