This course focuses on experimental research methods and reporting. In essence it is a sequel to the core practical training PRA1001 Research Methods. The main goal is to provide students with sufficient laboratory skills to successfully complete more advanced skills and projects in chemistry and biology related to molecular laboratory research. During the six weeks, students will perform a variety of integrated biology and chemistry experiments. It can be anticipated that three of the six skills days have an emphasis on chemical aspects of molecular research, whereas the other three days focus more on biological aspects. The course will be structured in the Research Based Learning (RBL) format, with ample room for student initiative.
• To be able to plan and execute experiments related to molecular research in chemistry and biology • To understand typical separation and analysis tools frequently used in a chemical and biological laboratory • To be able to accurately develop and follow scientific protocols and procedures • To be able to do scientific reporting in the form of a lab notebook and scientific reports
BIO1001 Introduction to Natural Sciences: Biology / CHE1001 Introduction to Natural Sciences: Chemistry / PRA1001 Research Methods