Biology Laboratory Techniques I
Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia
Departamento de Ciências da Vida
Teacher in charge
Isabel Maria Godinho de Sá Nogueira, Nuno Alberto Fernandes Ferreira Neves
The main goal of the course is focused in the linkage between student’s integration in a cell and molecular biology laboratory with the practice of basic methologies in use in this area.
This objective will be permanently accompanied by training in standard safety lab procedures (in prevention and accident) and by the theoretical and practical foundations of the scientific method and scientific writing, and of the basic lab work necessary for researh. In articulation with TLB II (7624), more centred on molecular biology, this course prepare for specific and more differentiated courses.
Attendance to Introductory Biology and Chemistry for Life Sciences is strongly encouraged.
Becker, W.M. et al. (2005). The World of the Cell (6th ed.). Benjamin Cummings Publ. Co.
Anderson, C. (1995). Basic Experimental Chemistry. Kendall/Hunt Publ. Co.
Theoretical and practical appraches to all themes discussed (oral and multimedia presentations). Biology laboratory practical classes.
1. Attendance to classes to assure evaluation and grading.
1.1. The course is composed by three modular units and mandatory attendance is required to at least 2/3 of classes for each module.
- Classes initiate 10 min pass the hour and attendence to each class is considered only within this time frame. Attendence is recorded in adequate data sheets.
1.2. Each Professor colaborating in TLB I will assign student''''''''s material for the practical course. This material should be brought to each practical session and is a student''''''''s responsability.
2. Evaluation and Grading
2.1. At the end of each of the three modules there will be a written exam covering the themes discussed during classes.
2.2. The minimum grade for each module examination is 7.5/20; the minimum average grade between the three modular examinations is 9.5/20. Students that do not achieve these grades will be evaluated by a single Final Exam, covering all themes of the course, during the second evaluation period.
2.3. The Fnal Exam taking part during the first evalaution period is only for students that state their decision in favour of this matter by mail to email@example.com before the first modular examination.