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Foundations and Methods of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Module PH2139

This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.

Module version of SS 2012

There are historic module descriptions of this module. A module description is valid until replaced by a newer one.

Whether the module’s courses are offered during a specific semester is listed in the section Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature below.

available module versions
SS 2020SS 2019SS 2018SS 2017SS 2012

Basic Information

PH2139 is a semester module in German or English language at Master’s level which is offered in summer semester.

This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.

  • Catalogue of non-physics elective courses

If not stated otherwise for export to a non-physics program the student workload is given in the following table.

Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
150 h 83 h 5 CP

Responsible coordinator of the module PH2139 in the version of SS 2012 was Günther Woehlke.

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions

Content

Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry, and Molecular Biology Fundamentals and Methods (DNA, RNA, recombinant DNA, microbiological basis, "cloning" and other methods in molecular cell biology, computer approaches to molecular biology data management, molecular evolution)

Learning Outcome

Theoretical basis for laboratory work (cloning, recombinant expression of proteins, protein purification, etc.); understanding of working principles in molecular biology and biochemistry; selected in-depth subjects; deeper and wider knowledge of subjects introduced in module "biophysics" (0020);

Preconditions

recommended: biophysics (module 0020)

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

Learning and Teaching Methods

Listen, think, apply

Media

lecture, seminar

Literature

Phillips et al. "Physical Biology of the Cell"
Schartl et al. "Biochemie und Molekularbiologie des Menschen"
Pollard & Earnshaw "Cell Biology"

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

In an oral exam the learning outcome is tested using comprehension questions and sample problems.

In accordance with §12 (8) APSO the exam can be done as a written test. In this case the time duration is 60 minutes.

Exam Repetition

The exam may be repeated at the end of the semester.

Current exam dates

Currently TUMonline lists the following exam dates. In addition to the general information above please refer to the current information given during the course.

Title
TimeLocationInfoRegistration
Exam to Foundations and Methods of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Sun, 2020-07-19 Dummy-Termin. Wenden Sie sich zur individuellen Terminvereinbarung an die/den Prüfer(in). Anmeldung für Prüfungstermin vor Sa, 19.09.2020. Melden Sie sich bitte nur an, wenn Sie die Prüfung verbindlich auch nach Lektüre der Informationen unter https://www.tum.de/die-tum/aktuelles/coronavirus/pruefungen/ ablegen werden. // Dummy date. Contact examiner for individual appointment. Registration for exam date before Sat, 2020-09-19. See https://www.tum.de/en/about-tum/news/coronavirus/coronavirus-exams/ for further information and only register after reading! till 2020-06-30 (cancelation of registration till 2020-07-18)
Mon, 2020-09-21 Dummy-Termin. Wenden Sie sich zur individuellen Terminvereinbarung an die/den Prüfer(in). Anmeldung für Prüfungstermin zwischen Mo, 21.09.2020 und Sa, 17.10.2020. Melden Sie sich bitte nur an, wenn Sie die Prüfung verbindlich auch nach Lektüre der Informationen unter https://www.tum.de/die-tum/aktuelles/coronavirus/pruefungen/ ablegen werden. // Dummy date. Contact examiner for individual appointment. Registration for exam date between Mon, 2020-09-21 and Sat, 2020-10-17. See https://www.tum.de/en/about-tum/news/coronavirus/coronavirus-exams/ for further information and only register after reading! till 2020-09-20
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