KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
At the end of the course, the student is expected to have acquired a systematic knowledge of the main research techniques in biochemistry, including the principles upon which these techniques are based.Furthermore, the student must be familiar with the topics of proteome research, and with the main strategies and techniques employed in
CAPACITY TO APPLY KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING, AUTONOMY AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS
Besides knowing, understanding and being able to describe the methodologies for the identification, isolation, and structural and functional study of proteins, at the end of the course the student must possess the intellectual tools necessary for the analysis of the experimental results and for their description. For example, in the face of
an experimental technique (among those illustrated in the course) that produces a certain result, the student should be able (a) to describe the technique and the data that emerges in appropriate language and (b)
analyze critically the experimental data and hypothesize one or more possible interpretations.
The level of understanding of the subject, the mastery of the language of the discipline and the ability to use the acquired knowledge by applying them autonomously in some experimental setting are verified by means of a written exam.
The level of understanding of the subject, the mastery of the specific language and the ability to use the knowledge acquired by applying them autonomously in some experimental setting are verified by means of a written exam (in the classroom). It is understood that, in case of need (resurgence of the pandemic) it may be necessary to convert the test into an oral online exam.
The continuous evolution of scientific research and, in particular, of the biochemical and proteomic methodologies requires a constant update of the pertinent skills. For this reason, the course aims at providing the theoretical basis and the autonomy needed by the students for the continuous upgrade of their know-how as research in the field progresses.