• Molecular Cell Biology
    • School of Pharmacy
    • Credit. 3
    • PM201
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    • CURRENT
    • Spring , 2015
    • 1054
    • Course Description:
    • ( Exchange Programme )
    • With Molecular Cell Biology (by Harvey Lodish) adapted as our required textbook, this newly developed all-English course provides an introduction to the experiments used by scientists in the world, to show how important discoveries were made that led to the formation of today’s key concepts. With accelerated understanding of molecular cell biology, fundamental principles are emerging from the field of biology to guide important areas such as human disease and medicine. This course strives to present these principles clearly and systematically though the supporting experimental evidence and logically derived key concepts. The final exams of this course will emphasis on testing the ability of students to connect advanced concepts and all available resources to independently solve practical problems, not recital of facts or phrases.
      The hallmark of this course is the emphasis of experimental support for the development of key concepts, presented in class by connecting figures from the textbook with detailed explanation. Another feature of this course is the in-class quizzes at the end of each chapter to test student understanding by analyzing real experimental data to answer related questions. The third feature of this course is to improve student communication and independent study skills though in-class presentation of selected topics. Lastly, this course is accompanied with a course home and a publisher-provided website with ample resources such as video clips, practice questions and detailed explanations to facilitate student study.
      This course is suitable for all students who wish to have a fundamental understanding of molecular cell biology.
    • Course Syllabus:
    • After completing the course, students should:
      1.Master the basic contents and concepts of molecular cell biology;
      2.Cultivate independent learning, critical thinking and judgment
      3.Understanding the principles of conducting scientific research with logical thinking and basic methods
      4.Pave the way for more specialized courses of study and research work in the fields related to biology.
    • Schedule:
    • Topics / Credit hours / Teaching methodology / Tasks / Intended learning outcomes / Assessment methods

      1. Introduction into our course/3 Credit hours /Teaching and Discussion/Discussion 1/Attend discussion/
      2. Chapter1: Life Begins with Cells/3 Credit hours /Teaching and Discussion/
      3. Chapter3.1-3.3/3 Credit hours /Teaching and Discussion/
      4. Chapter3: Protein Function/3 Credit hours /Teaching and Discussion/
      5. Chapter3: Purifying, Detecting, and Characterizing Proteins/3/Teaching and Discussion/
      6.Chapter3: Characterizing Proteins, Proteomics & Chapter4: Structure of Nucleic Acid/3 Credit hours /Teaching and Discussion/Quiz 1/Finish Quiz 1/Paper –based open Quiz
      7. Chapter4: Basic Molecular Genetic Mechanisms
      Chapter5: Genetic Analysis of Mutations to Identify and Study Genes/3 Credit hours /Teaching and Discussion/Discussion 2/Attend discussion/
      8. Review of Chapter 5.1/3 Credit hours /Questions and Answers/Put forward Questions/Put forward Questions/Answering Questions
      9. Review of Chapter 5.1-linkage study/3 Credit hours /Questions and Answers/
      10. Student Presentations and Chapter 5.2: Cloning/3 Credit hours /Presentation and teaching/Presentation Quiz 2/Finish
      Presentation and Quiz 2/Paper –based open Quiz
      11. Student Presentations and Chapter 5.3: Use Cloned DNA Fragments to Study Gene Expression/3 Credit hours /Presentation and teaching/Presentation/
      12. Review of Chapter5.3 and Student Presentations/3 Credit hours /Questions and Answers/Discussion 3/Attend discussion/
      13.Chapter 5.5: Inactivating the function of specific genes/3 Credit hours /Teaching and Discussion/
      14. Riview of Chapter 5/3 Credit hours /Questions and Answers/Quiz 3/Finish Quiz 3/Paper –based open Quiz
      15. Chapter 6.1-6.4 & Tips of reading English textbooks/3 Credit hours /Teaching and Discussion/Discussion 4/Attend discussion/
      16. Chapter 6.1-6.4/3 Credit hours /Teaching and Discussion/
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  • Prerequisite Course:

    Basic high school biology

  • Textbooks:

    Molecular Cell Biology, 6th Edition, Lodish et al. (W.H. Freeman, 2008)
  • Grading:

    30%/ Attendance+ Discussion and answering questions+ Quizzes+Presentations
    70%/ Final exam (an open exam)
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