INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY
Graduate Study - Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Genetics and Bioengineering PhD
2012-2013

SYLLABUS
Code Name Level Year Semester
GBE 612 RNAi Technology in Eukaryotes Graduate 1 Spring
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
7.5 135 English

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Abdul Razaque Memon, Prof. Dr. Abdul Razaque Memon, Prof. Dr.
[email protected] no email

COURSE OBJECTIVE
To learn advanced methods in gene silencing in organisms

COURSE CONTENT
Week
Topic
  1. Gene structure
  2. gene expression
  3. gene regulation
  4. Site mutation
  5. RNAi technology in medicine
  6. micRNA
  7. RNAi vectors
  8. VIGS

LABORATORY/PRACTICE PLAN
Week
Topic

    TEACHING/ASSESSMENT
    Description
    • Lectures
    • Presentation
    • Seminar
    • Project
    • Assignments
    Description (%)
    Method Quantity Percentage (%)
    Quiz210
    Homework120
    Midterm Exam(s)120
    Presentation230
    Final Exam120
    Total: 100
    Learning outcomes
    • Actively participate in courses and begin to take responsibility for learning
    • Begin to work effectively as part of a team, developing interpersonal, organisational and problem-solving skills within a managed environment, exercising some personal responsibility.
    • Present information in oral, written or graphic forms in order to communicate effectively with peers and tutors.
    • To learn gene structure and function
    • To learn RNAi, micRNA techniques
    TEXTBOOK(S)
    • Periodicals

    ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
    Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
    Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)345135
    Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week) 0
    Midterm Examination (1 week) 0
    Final Examination(1 week) 0
    Preparation for Midterm Examination 0
    Preparation for Final Examination7.50
    Total Workload: 135
    ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 5