91111 Molecular Biology

Course Description

This course is designed to give student basic principles of molecular biology. This course emphasizes those principles that have application in medicine and disease process. This includes areas related to structure of DNA and RNA as the genetic material. It also covers DNA organization and its replication, transcription, translation, mutation and repair in both prokaryotes and eukaryotes. Finally, the course gives an overview of certain aspects of cancer genetics as well as cytogenetic and molecular aspects of different biology techniques.

Learning Objective

  • By the end of the course, the students will be able to:
  • 1. Describe the key concepts in molecular biology and Describes the different between eukaryotic and Prokaryotic Cell
  • 2. Describes the control of the cell cycle and steps in the cell cycle.
  • 3. Discusses a nucleic acid structure a, function deoxyribonucleic acid, ribonucleic acid and chemical differences between DNA & RNA.
  • 4. Describes a DNA Replication, Control of Replication, Eukaryotic and Prokaryotic different in cell.
  • 5. Describe the process of protein of transcription, translation, and triplet code and protein synthesis.
  • 6. Discusses the Gene Control in Eukaryotes and Prokaryotic
  • 7. Know the Types of DNA damage, DNA damage and repair and mutation and Recombinant DNA Technology and Uses of Genetic Engineering
  • 8. Know the Techniques of the Expression of Cloned Genes, Polymerase Chain Reaction, Gel Electrophoresis, Nucleic Acid Hybridisation, Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphismand Analysis



Books for this Course

  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biologyby: William H. Elliott, Daphne C. Elliott
  • BRS Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Genetics (Board Review Series)by: Michael Lieberman PhD, Rick Ricer MD
  • Molecular Biology of the Gene - by Watson et al.
  • Molecular Biology of the Cell - by Alberts et al
  • Molecular Cell Biology - by Lodish et al

Times Offered

  • September 2014
  • January 2015