GMO's in our daily life
|Course code module||3BBIO-K-11|
|Study load (hours)||84|
|Language of instruction:||Dutch|
|Semester exam information:||exam in the 1st semester|
|Contract restriction information:|
Although this course is intended for students from various study programmes, some prior knowledge of biology, organic chemistry and cell biology is indispensable.
2. Objectives (expected learning outcomes)
Students should be able to explain in their own words why and how genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are being used in our daily life. He/she must understand the process of genetic modifications, its advantages and disadvantages. He will be able to critically read and interpret press releases and news on GMOs
3. Course content
Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are increasingly embedded in our daily lives. Animals are fed with GMO-derived foods, and numerous medicines contain active components obtained through recombinant DNA technologies. However, many of us are not aware of their presence in our food, or the technologies by which they are generated. These elements will be discussed, based on real-life examples and providing background in recombinant DNA technology.
4. Teaching method
Direct contact: LecturesSeminars (possible question and answer sessions)
Personal work: Paper - individual
5. Assessment method
Continuous assessment: AssignmentsParticipation in classroom activities
Written assignment: Without oral presentation
6. Compulsory reading – study material
Public resources (Internet, news papers, magazines) will mostly be used.
7. Recommended reading - study material
The professor is available during class hours, and through e-mail or appointments, to answer questions and discuss course expectations
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