Course ObjectiveThe student can
Find, interpret and summarize relevant literature;
Conceive and phrase a research question and hypothesis;
Set up an experiment based on a research question;
Execute an experiment and keep record of the findings;
Identify problems and pitfalls, and optimize the design of the
Present and discuss experimental results in a group;
Write a scientific report based on an experiment;
Course ContentThe student will learn how to translate a research question into a
laboratory experiment. Literature about respiration will be studied, and
based on that literature the student will phrase his/her own research
question and design an adequate experiment to answer that question. The
experiment will be executed and the collected data will be discussed
with peers and with an assistant. Findings will be presented orally and
in a written report. A small number of lectures and tutorials will
provide the student with the required theoretical knowledge and
Teaching Methods10 hours of lectures
12 hours of tutorials
18 hours of laboratory work
18 hours of groupwork
Method of AssessmentWritten report
Remark: In case the report is graded insufficient, students are allowed
to improve the report immediately using the feedback provided. The grade
for a revised report cannot exceed 6.
Berg, Tymoczko, Stryer: Biochemistry
Target AudienceOptional course for first year students Biomedical Sciences
Additional InformationThe number of participants in this course is limited to 50.
Presence is compulsory during tutorials and practicals. During
laboratory practicals, wearing a lab coat is obligatory.
Custom Course RegistrationYou have to register for this course and for the corresponding examinations using VUnet. Subsequently, you will be assigned to a group for the tutorials and practicals.
|Language of Tuition||English|
|Faculty||Faculty of Science|
|Course Coordinator||dr. ir. Y.J.M. Bollen|
|Examiner||dr. ir. Y.J.M. Bollen|
prof. H. Lill
dr. D. Molenaar
You need to register for this course yourself
Last-minute registration is available for this course.
|Teaching Methods||Lecture, Computer lab, Study Group, Practical|
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