BTK0011 Kick-start to Biomedical Technology 5 ECTS
Periods
Period I Period II Period III Period IV
Language of instruction
English
Type or level of studies
Advanced studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
Bioteknologian tutkinto-ohjelma
Faculty of Medicine and Life Sciences

Learning outcomes

After the Kick-start studies the student is familiar with the structure of most important biomolecules and knows the basic metabolic routes. She/he has elementary knowledge of molecular genetics and how the genetic information is utilized (transcription and translation). In addition, the student knows the basic molecular biology methods. In the area of cell biology and tissue technology the student understands how cellular structures and cellular functions are interrelated with each other, and the student is familiar with the basic cell culture techniques. In the area of bioinformatics the student knows how to search data from databases and the basic idea of analyzing high throughput sequencing data. The student knows how to apply basic statistical tests and some basic operations in programming.

General description

Elementary theoretical knowledge in biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology and tissue technology, programming, statistics and bioinformatics. Safety training for laboratory work.

Teachers

Juha Kesseli, Teacher responsible
Juha.Kesseli[ät]uta.fi

Teaching

1-Jun-2018 – 21-Dec-2018
Independent work 140 hours Web-based
Tutorials 6 hours
Laboratory work skills
Fri 5-Oct-2018 at 9.00-15.00, E226, Kuohu, Attendance is compulsory

Evaluation

Pass/fail.

Evaluation criteria

Each section of online exercises needs to be passed separately.

Further information

At least the sections that are required background for the specialization of interest in the M.Sc. degree have to be completed at the latest during the orientation week. The remaining sections can be completed during the fall semester.